Felony & Misdemeanor Defense

Are you under investigation from a law enforcement agency for a criminal offense? Have you been charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Springfield, Branson, or southwest Missouri? Are you worried about how criminal charges will affect your life and that of your family? Being involved in a criminal investigation or accused of a crime is a serious matter that can have serious consequences. You may be confused, uncertain, and anxious about the long-term impact as it relates to your job, career advancement, your finances, even your personal freedom.

In this stressful and often scary situation, you need someone on your side who will work vigorously to ensure the following:

  • That your rights are protected
  • That the law and procedures are not misused against you
  • That your voice is heard
  • That you are treated fairly throughout the legal process

Most importantly, you want a tough, sharp, and tenacious criminal defense attorney providing you with an effective defense. That is what you will find at McBride Law with attorney Ben McBride and his legal team. He is an aggressive advocate with extensive criminal law and trial experience who has handled all types of misdemeanor and felony cases.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FELONIES AND MISDEMEANORS?

Felonies are more serious offenses that are punishable by prison terms of at least one year to possible life or the death penalty. These may be violent crimes, such as murder, robbery, assault; drug crimes such as possession, distribution, manufacturing, or trafficking controlled substances; or white collar fraud and property crimes such as possession of stolen identities, stealing, tampering, burglary, and other nonviolent crimes. 

A misdemeanor is a criminal offense that generally carries penalties of jail time up to one year and fines.

Typical misdemeanors include:

  • DUI
  • MIP
  • Theft/Stealing
  • Trespass
  • Marijuana possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Resisting Arrest

In all of these cases, if you are convicted, you will have a permanent criminal record. Aside from possible incarceration and financial penalties, your future may be adversely affected by such a record in terms of employment, professional licenses, and education opportunities. Choosing an experienced and dedicated attorney to defend you is be the most important decision you ever make. Let Attorney Ben McBride use his knowledge, legal ability, and dedication to help you.

Call McBride Law to have Springfield, Branson, and southwest Missouri’s best felony and misdemeanor attorney to serve as your legal counsel today.