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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?
Steve D. Hardin
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Missouri on
Q: St. louis county MO. Married 12yrs have 2 kids, want divorce from husband. Husband is abusive, he lost job 6yrs ago.

I am sole provider for family and house is in my name. I want to leave and rent a safe place but cant pay for both places. Husband refuses to work he has no income. Can I sign a lease and leave family house while married if I fear he will hurt me? Am I legally obligated to support him until we... Read more »

Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Oct 1, 2020

Please speak to a local family law attorney. More details about the abuse and you situation will be needed to give you a good answer. For instance an order of protection might be in your best interest even if you leave the current home.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I have 2 class d felonies domestic assault and endangering the welfare of child first degree -first offense.

How much time or if anytime do you think I’m looking at?

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Sep 28, 2020

To give an educated answer would require a through review of the case against you, your criminal history, and a discussion with you. In other words this is a question you need to ask your criminal defense attorney after thoroughly discussing the case with them.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: a sheriff left a note on my door saying that they need to speak with me and they want me to call this #, do I have to?!

I just don’t really trust law enforcement very much

Specially in these days and times

Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Sep 25, 2020

You absolutely do not have to speak to them. You have the right to remain silent. If the police seek to speak to you might invoke your right to remain silent by saying the magic words. "I want a lawyer." Then shut up do not discuss anything as anything you say to them will be used against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Missouri on
Q: My son is being accused of touching inappropriately his cousin, this supposedly happened 10-11 yrs ago at 10&14 yrs old
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Steve D. Hardin answered on Sep 3, 2020

Your son needs to speak to a criminal defense attorney immediately. He should not speak to anyone other than his attorney or one that he is seeking to hire about this. Anything he says to anyone else may be used against him.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: Can a parents rights be terminated for abandonment if his checks are garnished for child support?

My daughter is almost 4 and her biological father hasn't been around since she was about 14 months old. I filed for child support after he told me he wasn't going to help out if he couldn't have me, but has not seen her at all. My husband has been around since she was a few months... Read more »

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Steve D. Hardin answered on Aug 17, 2020

No is the short answer. The long answer is that your husband can seek to do a step parent adoption of your daughter that would make him the legal father and terminate the parental rights of the biological father. Realistically you will need an attorney to help with this process.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Father of 15 month old child filed Paternity, Child Support, and Custody with courts. What is he going for?

Father got a full order of protection against me last august. Since then we have tried working on things and hanging out and trying to make things work and getting back together. He never got the order dropped and we are no longer working on things. How is this going to play into what he just filed?

Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Mar 31, 2020

There is not enough information in your question to give you a good answer. Other than to say that you need to consult with an experienced family law attorney. It is pretty obvious that he is up to something but what his finial goals are would take a full review of the case, talking to you, and... Read more »

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