Being arrested for a violation of a criminal law or criminal offense usually involves a range of emotions including disbelief, embarrassment, frustration, or even fear. The arrest is usually the first step in the legal process. A person is placed in handcuffs and transported to the county jail. A person is then fingerprinted and placed in a holding cell until law enforcement officers determine whether to engage in questioning. Criminal charges often follow the arrest. Judges will require that defendants obtain a criminal lawyer to represent their interests. Many lawyers dabble in the criminal process, but few lawyers possess the experience to handle complex criminal cases including, but not limited to, criminal offenses for driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI), possession of controlled substances, drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, stealing, robbery, rape, arson, burglary, forgery, tampering, child molestation, sexual misconduct, child pornography, money laundering, manslaughter, and murder. Our criminal lawyers and criminal attorney at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City represents individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies throughout Missouri and offenses charged in the United States District Courts.
Scott Hamblin is a shareholder at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. and former assistant prosecuting attorney who utilizes his prior criminal experience as prosecutor to represent his clients. Scott Hamblin’s experience as a prosecutor provides invaluable insight into the criminal process which few criminal attorneys can boast. Scott Hamblin has tried numerous jury trials in both circuit courts and United States District Courts throughout Missouri. Scott has lectured to attorneys on various topics of criminal law and criminal procedure through continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Missouri Bar Association, and Scott has been invited to speak to other organizations. Scott Hamblin has authored the 2010 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 1 entitled Chemical Test Refusal Cases which is being published by the Missouri Bar Association in its Missouri DWI Law and Practice desk book. The article provides in summary fashion legal opinions from the Missouri Courts of Appeal and changes in Missouri law governing situations involving a person’s refusal to submit to chemical blood alcohol test following an arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI). The article discusses what is considered a refusal and appeal of the revocation of driving privileges following a person’s refusal to submit to a chemical breath test. The Missouri DWI Law and Practice is a reference book utilized by lawyers in representing their clients.
If you need assistance with any aspect of criminal law, contact the criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City.Our criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys will take the time to fully explain how the criminal “system” works, including criminal procedure, details of the criminal laws relevant to your case, and a realistic idea of what you should expect in your criminal case. At Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City, you can expect a courteous and knowledgeable staff, prompt return of calls, access to experienced criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys.