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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Felony Drug Possession Case Dismissed

Client was charged with one felony count of possession of hydrocodone and one felony count of oxycodone. The arrest occurred after a police officer pulled over a vehicle in which our client was a ...
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Expunging DWI Records

We had several people call our office today inquiring whether the records generated in connection with their DWI arrests in Missouri can be removed or expunged. Missouri law provides for expungment of ...
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