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Can you challenge a field sobriety test?

Jun 21, 2023

Being charged with drunk driving in Missouri is a serious offense. It can result in the suspension or permanent revocation of your license. There may also be fines that can seriously impact your ability to meet your other needs, along with the possibility of jail time and criminal convictions. However, there are legitimate means to […]

Potential risks of lying to a federal law enforcement officer

Apr 14, 2023

Lying to a federal law enforcement officer is a serious offense in Missouri with potentially severe consequences. It is a federal crime to make false statements or provide false information to any federal law enforcement officer, including agents of the FBI, DEA, ATF and Secret Service. The penalties for lying to a federal law enforcement […]

Business fraud in Missouri

Mar 6, 2023

As a small business owner in Missouri, you’re already aware that small businesses are particularly vulnerable to fraud. Smaller businesses may lack the resources and infrastructure to detect and prevent it. Fraud is a deliberate deception or misrepresentation that results in financial loss and can take many forms.   Employees committing fraud   One common […]

What to know about drugged driving

Dec 27, 2022

You may assume that a DUI charge relates to driving while under the influence of alcohol. However, you can be charged with DUI while driving under the influence of any substance that may impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. If Missouri authorities believe that you are impaired by a controlled substance, you […]

Recreational Marijuana in Missouri

Nov 10, 2022

Missourians recently voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by passing an amendment to the Missouri Constitution. What does this mean for you or your friends? When you can roll The amendment takes effect on December 8, 2022, but you won’t be able to legally purchase marijuana from a licensed dispensary until February 6, […]

Reasons to talk to your child about medication sharing in Missouri

Oct 20, 2022

If you’re like most parents in Missouri, you want to do everything in your power to keep your children safe. One way to do that is to talk to them about prescription drug sharing. Many kids don’t realize the dangers of sharing prescription drugs with their friends or family because, to them, their intentions are […]

Man Found Not Guilty By Jury Following 2-Day Trial

Oct 7, 2022

A 40-year old man represented by Adam Woody was found not guilty by a jury made up of 10 women and two men on September 15, 2022.  The jury acquitted the man of First Degree Domestic Assault following a 2-day jury trial.  The charge was a Class A Felony, which carries a range of punishment […]

3 times you may have reason to question a breath test’s results

Jun 25, 2022

3 times you may have reason to question a breath test’s results Physical evidence, like chemical evidence, can help the state build a compelling criminal case. It is certainly more convincing than eyewitness testimony. When it comes to accusations of drunk driving, breath tests are the most common way for police officers to collect chemical […]

What are the possible ramifications of underage drinking in Missouri?

Jun 20, 2022

The legal drinking age in Missouri is 21. However, peer pressure and social settings make underage drinking a common occurrence. What consequences could you face for this? Academic consequences If you are a student, underage drinking could impact your academic career. You could get placed on academic probation. You may have your student aid revoked. If you’re […]