Been charged with class d and e felony in the state of Missouri, was in jail for 6 days got out on preliminary hearing but my laeuer recommended waiving my hearing
The preliminary hearing is designed only to test whether or not the State has sufficient evidence to establish probable cause in the charges against you. Probable cause is a fairly low bar for the State to meet, and most usually they can do so easily.
Your attorney is likely recommending you waive the hearing because nothing will be gained from having the hearing. Waiving the hearing does not cause the charges to be dismissed, you will have to address the actual charges with the Court in the upcoming future.
The answers submitted on AVVO by Clinton C. Allen and Allen & Rector, P.C. are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice in any capacity. The answers submitted are not intended to be advertising and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up-to-date in accordance with Missouri law. The transmission of the information provided on AVVO is not intended to establish, nor does it, establish or constitute an attorney-client relationship in any capacity. The questioner must consult with legal counsel prior to acting on the answers provided. Every case is different and must be examined on its own factual merits.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline