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Resisting Arrest at DUI Stop

In the state of Missouri, it’s a serious crime to resist arrest during a DUI. If you’re attempting to flee during an arrest, you could be charged with resisting arrest. An individual in the state of Missouri doesn’t have to physically touch a police officer to be charged with resisting arrest during a DUI. The […]


Search and Seizure Law | What are your Rights?

Laws regarding search and seizure are uniform across the United States. This is because they are derived from the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which recognizes a citizen’s basic rights regarding privacy and their right to be secure in their own property. This has been the law of the land for more than […]

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What To Expect From Traffic Stops

What to Expect Getting pulled over by the police can be a scary experience. However, if you know what to expect, then it will be easier for you to deal with it. You will need to pull over as soon as you see the blue lights behind you. Roll down your window and keep your […]

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What are the consequences of drug charges?

Drug charges can have a major impact on the life of any individual. It does not matter if the charge is minor or major in many respects because drug charges also carry a specific stigma that can be perceived by even being arrested. Drug charge arrests are typically reported immediately to local media outlets as […]

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Illegal Drugs vs. Legal Drugs

Drug possession arrests are very common in the state of Missouri. This is generally based on significant availability and zealous officers who are always eager to apprehend anyone involved in drug activity. Illegal search and seizure cases are also common when an experienced criminal defense attorney can inspect the evidence being used to prosecute and […]

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How Drugs Affect Your Driving

Driving under the influence isn’t illegal because Kansas City lawmakers want to crack down on drug use. It’s illegal because drugs impair your body and your mind, and they slow your reaction time. Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs is one of the most reckless, careless, and dangerous […]


Murder vs. Manslaughter—Why are They Different?

In shows like “Law and Order,” judges and lawyers use terms like “murder” and “manslaughter,” but these aren’t always well defined. The differences between each criminal act aren’t always evident, unless the jury instructions have spelled them out. Manslaughter Manslaughter is a killing that may happen accidentally. The suspect doesn’t intend to do harm. They […]

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What you Should know about Domestic Violence

Getting along with people is not always easy. This is especially true for people who live together. People who live together have to deal with each other’s different personalities, attitudes, opinions and behaviors. Naturally people who live together will occasionally have disagreements and even arguments. Sometimes, however, these arguments become very heated and emotionally charged. […]

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Top Drug Crimes in Missouri

The geographical positioning that Missouri enjoys can be an asset in some respects and a disadvantage in others. One of the disadvantages of being located in the heartland of the United States is the fact that it makes Missouri an optimum point of distribution for organized criminal drug dealers who want access to many areas […]


1st, 2nd and 3rd degree murder, what are the differences?

A murder charge is arguably the most serious crime that anyone can commit and thus be charged with. However, if you have been charged with murder, it is important to contact a Kansas City criminal defense lawyer right away. An experienced lawyer will be able to see what your options are and ensure the best […]