Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions Regarding Criminal Defense in Springfield Missouri

Q:  What's the best way to find a lawyer?

A:  Meet with several to find the one that is best suited for you.  Many attorneys offer a free consultation.  Choosing the right attorney is an important decision so make sure you do your research to find the right one.

Q:  How much will an attorney cost?

A:  This will vary depending on the circumstances.  I offer a free consultation.

Q:  Is my case a misdemeanor or a felony?  

A:  You can find out by searching for your case on and looking at the Charges, Judgments and Sentences tab.  Here is an explanation of how to use  This should provide you with the insight you need to use casenet.

Q:  Do I need an attorney?

A:  You may or may not need a lawyer.  Many lawyers offer free consultations so you can meet with them and determine if you need to hire one or if you wish to handle the case yourself.  If you are facing a misdemeanor charge you should definitely consider hiring an attorney or at least meeting with one to see what consequences may arise out of accepting a plea agreement or attempting to do a trial on your own.  If you are facing a felony charge, it is important to have an attorney.

Q:  What should I wear to court?

A:  You should wear your Sunday best.  Do not wear sleeveless shirts or anything with inappropriate advertisements on it.  Do not wear a shirt that says anything about alcohol or illegal drugs.  You want to show that you respect the Judge.  Dress to impress.