When you have been charged with a crime, trust a criminal defense attorney at Tipp Coburn Schandelson PC in Missoula, MT. With more than 55 years practicing criminal law, Tipp Coburn Schandelson PC is prepared to successfully defend a wide variety of criminal charges. We investigate every legal defense available to you, explain your options so you can make the best decision possible, and we always treat you with respect.
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We are widely known and well-respected in Montana for our aggressive and effective DUI (driving under the influence) defense practice. We aggressively defend you from having your license revoked, paying large fines, increases in insurance premiums and serving jail time. Oftentimes, we can win a case during pre-trial litigation, by filing motions to suppress and motions to dismiss. Types of defenses in a DUI case may include: law enforcement error, faulty equipment, and the field sobriety test.
Montana imposes harsh penalties for drug offenses, so don’t put your rights and your freedom in jeopardy. We stand ready to defend charges for possession, intent to distribute, manufacturing illegal substances, and charges involving prescription drugs and/or minors.
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“After 55 years of providing legal services, and over 130 years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge, training and creativity needed to give you the quality representation you deserve.”Tipp Coburn Schandelson PC
Being charged with a violent crime in Montana is extremely serious. If you are convicted of a violent crime, you could be sent to prison, possibly for life. Whether you are charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, attempted homicide, or criminal endangerment, we aggressively represent you and provide strong defenses to the charges.
If you have been arrested for robbery, burglary, criminal trespass, shoplifting, or any other property crime, you need an experienced attorney to defend you. Some common defense we use for clients arrested for property crimes include: Claim of ownership, return of property, restitution, and entrapment.
Being accused of a sexual offense can be damaging to your reputation and your future. This type of crime often involves contradictory details and the negative stigma attached to sex crimes can make it difficult for you to get the due process you deserve. As a result, it is essential to have an experienced defense attorney by your side. We aggressively defend allegations of sexual intercourse without consent (rape), sexual assault, prostitution, indecent exposure, and child pornography.
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The penalty for a felony charge could include prison time of a year or more, while misdemeanor convictions can include jail time of up to one year. All criminal charges can result in a loss of rights, costly fines, and negatively impact your future. With each charge against you, the seriousness of your situation increases. Don’t put your rights, your freedom and your future in jeopardy. Contact us online or call (406) 549-5186 for the legal assistance you need to get your life back on track.
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