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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: If a man has allegations made against him for child molestation should he get a lawyer right away or wait
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Steve D. Hardin answered on Sep 15, 2021

He should hire an attorney immediately!!!!

He should also make no statements and answer no questions from anyone other than that attorney.

Child molestation can be some of the most serious charged that can be filed... He needs an attorney immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: How much child support would I receive from the father of my child that makes around $350,000 a year?

We aren’t married. We live together and are planning to separate. He is the father of my child. I have not worked in the last year because he didn’t want me to. I have no income.

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Apr 13, 2021

Details will matter such as how many children, the special needs of the children, insurance costs for the child, any work related child care costs, if the paying parent has any other child support.

In short you need to consult with a family law attorney about your case to get a reasonable...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: How can someones information disappear of mo case net.
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Steve D. Hardin answered on Apr 6, 2021

Several ways.

1. A dismissed criminal case does not appear on regular searches.

2. A not guilty verdict on a criminal case does not appear on regular searches.

3. If they received an SIS it would also be a closed record.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Punishment fixed as follows: Count 2: 14 years MODOC, Count 8: 10 years MODOC, CC Allocution, How long to serve?

My husbands son was judged as above in Missouri, so how long will he actually have to serve? Does that mean that he will serve them together or separate terms?

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Mar 17, 2021

How long he actually serves is up to the Missouri Parole Board. It depends on what exactly he was convicted of as some sentences have mandatory minimums, as well as any prior remands to prison, and his behavior in prison. Ultimately we can't give you a good answer as it depends on details we... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Guardianship of disabled adult

My younger sister is blind and autistic. She lives with our mother right now, but our mother's health is failing. What can we do for me to get guardianship of my sister? Is it a long and expensive process? I live in Nebraska, and my mother and sister live in Mansfield Mo.

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Mar 3, 2021

How long and expensive it is depends on the case. A contested guardianship case certainly takes more time and money than an uncontested case. Ultimately you will need to consult with attorneys who do guardianships where your sister resides.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Missouri on
Q: Can you still be served a warrent after being released from jail?

Husband spent 24 hours in jail amd was released with a warrent given. Two weeks later he has a warrent, is this legal??

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Feb 25, 2021

Yes. They can release you from jail and serve a new warrant or even one they forgot to serve previously. In fact people are often released from jail after 24 hours pending application for a warrant. Your husband needs a criminal defense attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I need to remove a felony charge that should of been charged as a misdemeanor
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Steve D. Hardin answered on Feb 15, 2021

If your case was in Missouri it might quality for expungement. However I would need to know a great deal more about the case before I could give an opinion on the matter.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Need a family law lawyer. My son 23. He has 2 kids with his ex.

The mom will not let kids come. She got restraining order on his new gf. Judge thru out bc no grounds to have it. She keeps damaging his car and harassing and last night her and her mom went to my son basketball championship game and acted so crazy the police came. The kids are 2 & 1 and... Read more »

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Feb 2, 2021

You will need to call law firms and hire an family lawyer. A great deal more information will need to be provided before any attorney can help but it does need to be done in private with that attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Missouri on
Q: how do i file for full custody and terminate his rights in missouri?

My childs father and i have been separated since 2013 he paid child support for a year or so then left the state and has not helped or seen her in the past 6 months. I august she called him for her birthday. hasn't heard from him since.

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Feb 1, 2021

The best way to modify custody would be to hire an attorney to help. Family law cases are not generally self help projects. I should note that while the court may be willing to give you sole legal and sole physical custody it will not absent serious abuse or neglect give terminate his parental... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: If two people walk outside an establishment with the mutual intent to fight, can either be charged in criminal court?
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Steve D. Hardin answered on Jan 21, 2021

Yes. Both have the intent to commit assault on the other. So both could be charged with assault. Dueling either by sword or fist is not legal.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Can a mother get or file for CS after the baby has reached a year old even if she cut off the father since birth??

There was no abuse or anything in the relationship, she got upset at him and kicked him out and said he wasn’t allowed any contact with the child at all.

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Dec 18, 2020

Yes she can. Visitation and custody does not determine child support though overnight stays do go into the calculation for the presumed amounts.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: i got citation in mail disturbing the peace by text messaging,plus bottom line on front side was signed by officer legal
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Steve D. Hardin answered on Dec 7, 2020

I am not certain what your question is exactly but yes they can send you a citation in the mail.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: Can my ex take me for child support even though she denied it when the divorce was finalized and we have joint custody.

My ex and I divorced in June of 2019, she and I agreed that b/c we both have joint custody of the kids there is no reason we need to pay child support. She has continuously threatened to take me for child support even though she denied it in front of the judge and now because she is unable to pay... Read more »

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Nov 30, 2020

Yes she can seek child support alleging a change in circumstance. You should speak to an attorney to discuss your options after a review of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Missouri on
Q: Can a warrant be issued for your arrest for FTA while incarcerated in different county & were not transferred to court?

Will the warrant be dropped when going before a judge

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Nov 19, 2020

Yes. In fact it what normally happens so a hold is created so that the accused is not released from the holding facility upon resolution of that case.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: What is the statute of limitations on class d misdemeanor stealing in Missouri

My wife was charged last Dec. 12 for stealing less than $40 of merchandise from Walmart. She is not guilty and has already pleaded not guilty in municipal court. They have rescheduled several times, then transferred it to circuit court. She was due to appear in front of the new judge to enter a... Read more »

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Nov 17, 2020

The statue of limitations for a misdemeanor is one year. However it doesn't run once a charge has been filed so it doesn't apply in your wife's situation. Your wife needs a lawyer as there maybe other things that can be done.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: What is the likelihood of a search warrant being suppressed in a federal case?
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Steve D. Hardin answered on Oct 29, 2020

There is not enough information in your question to even hazard a guess. All cases are different and it would need to be reviewed by an experienced federal criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Are there any regulations against the incarceration of a nursing and pregnant mother, also with an autistic 1 yr old.?

Dont mean to waste your time, cause we don't need representation, I am asking for a young girl I know that has had a very sad life and I told her that I would try to find out, if there was anything we could do to keep her from going to jail for 10 days. She has shoplifting charges.

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Oct 27, 2020

No there are no such regulations.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Can i charge my son's mom with pernital kidnapping for moving him out of state without telling me
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Steve D. Hardin answered on Oct 23, 2020

There is not nearly enough information in your question to give you a good answer. First of all "charge" would indicate a criminal charge and only a prosecuting attorney can file charges on anyone. You may be able to file a police report but the prosecutor would make the charging... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: My husband just went to jail on 3 felony charges. Can I get full custody of our children?

the felonies are 2nd degree assault on a special victim, harassment in the 1st degree, and fleeing from police in a vehicle

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Oct 5, 2020

Very possibly you could get full custody. That being said the details matter and you need to consult with an experienced divorce attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: My ex has given birth recently. She refuses to let me know anything concerning our child what can I do
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Steve D. Hardin answered on Oct 5, 2020

You will need to hire an attorney, file a paternity and child custody petition.

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