• Federal
  • State
  • Municipal

Articles

search and seizure

What are the Search & Seizure Laws in Missouri?

It is understandable that most people would react with a mixture of confusion and apprehension when confronted by a police officer. Without a KC Missouri Defense Attorney, not knowing all the details of the situation can make it difficult to determine the best way to respond to requests to search your person, your vehicle or […]



dui

What are Saturation Patrols in Kansas City, MO?

What are Saturation Patrols in Kansas City, MO? Missouri, like every other state has problems with people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Sometimes, the problems seem overwhelming to police agencies and they take extremely active measures to deal with the problem. Unfortunately, however, sometimes the actions taken by law enforcement agencies push […]



car search

Can my car be searched if I get pulled over?

Can my car be searched if I get pulled over? Most people believe, with some justification, they are required to follow the directions of a police officer. While in certain circumstances this is true, a police officer cannot legally order you to surrender your rights. When it comes to traffic stops and other situations where […]



police search

Police Search: What are Your Rights?

Police Search: What are Your Rights? Illegal searches happen more often than many people realize. Victims of illegal searches often also feel it is futile to claim illegal arrest protocol or unlawful search because they assume the prosecutor will request evidence suppression that is routinely granted by the presiding judge. That assumption is not necessarily […]



Drinking and Driving

Drinking and Driving: What are the Consequences

Drinking and driving just is not worth it. Not only are you risking other people’s lives, but you are also risking your own life. There are also legal consequences that you can face from drinking and driving. License Suspension You will likely get your license suspended if you are caught driving under the influence. The […]



‘Nothing good could have come from today’: Lee’s Summit teen sentenced for crash that killed 2 friends

Posted 4:32 pm, December 15, 2016, by Shannon O’Brien, Updated at 05:22PM, December 15, 2016 Facebook205TwitterPinterestRedditLinkedInEmailMore INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An 18 year-old Lee’s Summit man will spend time in jail for a February crash that killed two of his best friends. The victims’ families had stated their wishes that Collin Carter serve no jail time […]



Lee’s Summit teen pleads guilty in vehicle crash that killed two friends

By Glenn E. Rice, grice@kcstar.com, October 14, 2016 A Lee’s Summit teenager has admitted to driving nearly twice the speed limit while trying to pass in a no-passing zone that caused a wreck that killed two friends. Collin J. Carter, 19, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree […]



Judge says boy did not aim at police. “We’re very pleased,” said Attorney John Picerno

  Judge says boy did not aim at police CHRISTINE VENDEL The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: METRO DATE: March 8, 2002 EDITION: METROPOLITAN Page: B4 A juvenile court judge has ruled that a 15-year-old boy wounded by police in December did flee from the officer but did not point a […]



Boyfriend of mother sentenced to 30 years as part of plea bargain.

Man confesses to killing girl, 4 Boyfriend of mother sentenced to 30 years as part of plea bargain. JOE LAMBE Staff Writer PUBLICATION: The Kansas City Star SECTION: JOHNSON COUNTY/METRO DATE: April 21, 1995 EDITION: JOHNSON COUNTY Page: C3 Four-year-old Briiana Buersmeyer’s mother said the girl would cry when she went to work and left her […]



Misconduct by Prosecutor in River Market corpse case

Misconduct cited in River Market corpse case MARK MORRIS, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: BREAKING DATE: February 11, 2009 EDITION: 1 Citing misconduct by a prosecutor, a Jackson County judge threw out guilty pleas Tuesday of a man convicted in 2005 of abandoning a woman’s body in his Jeep […]