Any criminal charge is serious and can be frightening to face. Perhaps one of the most frightening charges to face, however, is murder. Violent crimes in general carry the risk of strict and serious consequences, and in some cases, a murder conviction can result in a permanent loss of freedom or even a loss of life.
Facing any criminal charge can be frightening, and the stakes are high when facing charges such as rape or murder. A strong criminal defense is essential to protecting the future, whether that involves seeking a dismissal of the charges or working with prosecutors on a plea deal that reduces charges for lesser sentencing.
There is no statute of limitations on some crimes, whether they're committed in Missouri or elsewhere. Murder falls into that category. No matter when the murder was committed, if officials find the person they believe is responsible, there is no time limit restricting prosecutors from moving forward.