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5 Reasons Why St. Louis Protestors Are Arrested

There have been many nationally-reported protests over the last year here in St. Louis, which have ranged from peaceful to violent. Although you do have a constitutional right to protest peacefully ...
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Am I Allowed to Record the Police?

There is no doubt that things are very tense in the St. Louis area regarding citizens and law enforcement. With all of the high-profile events occurring, clashes between the St. Louis Police ...
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Expert Testimony in Medical Malpractice Cases

One of the most important things in a medical malpractice case is proving that the actions of the medical professional that cared for you was negligent. This is generally posited as those actions that ...
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What Happens If My Child Has To Appear in Juvenile Court?

The criminal system is divided into two parts: the juvenile system and the adult system. This differentiation is extremely important. Those under the age of 18 are not legally considered adults, and ...
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What To Do After A Bicycle Crash

There are thousands of bicycle riders in St. Louis who use this form of transportation to get around instead of cars. In many places, these riders use the same roads and streets as other motor ...
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Taking Prescription Drugs? Be Careful of DWI!

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is commonly thought of as a charge a driver can get after they have consumed alcohol before driving. Did you know that you can be charged with DWI even if you have not ...
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How Miranda Rights Affect Your Criminal Case

There is no doubt that you are familiar with Miranda Rights, even if you do not know them by name. Have you ever watched a television show where a police officer makes an arrest, and as they slap the ...
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Statutes of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases

Nearly all legal claims are governed by statute of limitations laws, which act to limit the amount of time that someone has to file a lawsuit against a party. Medical malpractice is one such field ...
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Do I Need An Attorney In A Criminal Defense Case?

Whenever you have been accused of a crime, no matter how large or how small, you will have the opportunity to represent yourself in court. The purpose of court is being able to explain your side of ...
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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, trumped only by heart disease and cancer. In fact, so many people are injured at the hands of doctors, nurses, and other ...
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Missouri's Unique Open Container Laws

While Missouri statutes outline very stringent restrictions on the consumption and sale of alcohol, many residents are surprised to learn that there is no state law governing what is known as ...
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5 Ways to Challenge a DWI

In 2013, over 34,000 people were arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicate (DWI) in Missouri. In addition, 7,000 of those 34,000 were either placed on probation, parole or received prison ...
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Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) Charges

While aboard a water vessel, you are allowed to consume alcohol in the State of Missouri. If you are driving or operating that vessel, however, you could be charged with boating while intoxicated. ...
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Scope of Operation for a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP)

While the main purpose of obtaining a limited driving privilege is to allow a person to drive to and from work, Section 302.309.3(2) RSMo broadens the privilege to drive. Under the statute, limited ...
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Do You Need A Commercial Drivers License?

From time to time our firm receives calls from potential clients who are unsure whether or not they need a CDL to drive the vehicle they are driving. There is a federal requirement that each state ...
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Refusing an Alcohol Breath Test in St. Louis

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the St. Louis Circuit Attorney have instituted a " No Refusal " policy in the City of St. Louis. Under this policy, a driver who has been ...
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Was the Police Search of the Vehicle Legal?

In a recent case in the City of St. Louis Circuit Court, our client was arrested and charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon (UUW) . The client was initially charged with the traffic violation ...
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Suppressing a Defendant's Statement in a Criminal Case

For anyone charged with a crime in Missouri, the police probably "requested" that the person give a statement. Many times, people give statements because they feel they have to, or because ...
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Posting Bail in Criminal Cases

For anyone charged with a felony in Missouri, they probably had to post bail to get out of jail.This article addresses the factors courts consider in setting bail and the various types of bail that ...
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Protect Yourself with Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Have you been involved in an auto accident in Missouri ? If so, hopefully the party at fault had enough insurance coverage to pay for the damage to your car, your medical treatment, and damages for ...
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Marijuana Penalties in The City of St. Louis

The City of St. Louis 25th Ward alderman Shane Cohn recently proposed a bill to the Board of Alderman that would allow City Officers to charge people in possession of marijuana in any amount under 35 ...
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Determining Value in Stealing Cases

Have you or someone you know been charged with stealing in Missouri? If so, the value of the alleged stolen property needs to be considered when thinking of the possible penalities you may be facing. ...
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Effect Of a DWI on CDL Holder's Noncommercial License

The world of the CDL holder is vastly different than a noncommercial driver. In 1986, Congress passed the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (CMVSA) requiring states to adopt federally mandated ...
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Amending a DWI to a Lesser Offense

A vast majority of DWI's in Missouri are disposed of through plead negotiations with the prosecuting attorney. In some cases, the prosecutor may be willing to amend the DWI charge to a lesser ...
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Options When You Face a Probation Revocation

Every week, our firm receives numerous calls in connection with people facing probation revocations. Probation revocations are triggered when the probation officer prepares a report to the judge ...
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