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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Missouri on

Q: What if during a field sobriety test the officer conducts the test in the wrong order?

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

You need an experienced DWI attorney to assist you with your case. An attorney will need to see the police report to begin crafting your defense.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Missouri on

Q: I refused to take a breath test does that mean I'm guilty

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

No, but it does change the strategy of your defense. You need to hire an experienced DWI attorney to help you with your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on

Q: Do I need a lawyer for my speeding ticket?

About three months ago I was stopped for speeding in a 65 MPH zone. At the time of my passenger and I seeing the police officer we were traveling over 90 MPH. The officer clocked us at 95 MPH.

I had recently started going to therapy appointments - actually about three months before this... Read more »

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

You should hire an attorney to help with your case. It is likely that an attorney will be able to get your ticket dismissed or reduced.

Call around and find an attorney that you like.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on

Q: I'm trying to seek an attorney for traffic violations I have 4tickets and cannot afford an attorney what should I do

the details are I have is that I have 4 traffic tickets I cannot afford to go into court without an attorney

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

you need to go to court and explain to the judge that you cannot afford an attorney at the moment. Then you need to save up for an attorney. Many will take payment plans over time.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on

Q: I've never had a ticket in my life and was given a ticket for not having proof of insurance. I had an old policy on me.

I DO have insurance however I am waiting on the proof in the mail and it still hasn't arrived yet. I do have my policy number and the name of the third party insurance I am using but I still don't have physical proof of the insurance. I am 23 years old with a Bachelors degree and majored in CJ and... Read more »

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

I'm sorry that you did not have insurance on you. Any competent criminal defense attorney should be able to help get this ticket dismissed or reduced if you have insurance now.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on

Q: MY SON GOT AN MIP... WHAT IS THE AVERAGE FEE FOR A LAWYER TO GET THE TICKET REDUCED?

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

You can probably expect $500-1500 for a municipal MIP charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Missouri on

Q: if I was injured playing for my employers softball team off the clock, is my employer liable? I was not forced to play.

also are they ethically liable for my injuries?

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

Most likely no. Softball games tend to be outside the scope of employment. Especially, if the league is voluntary.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Missouri on

Q: How can an employer prove being under the influence of marijuana was the main cause of my injury?

I was recently hurt badly at work. I used marijuana 2 weeks prior to my accident. I got smashed by a tree clearing timber. I'm a carpenter not a logger. Broken femor high up by hip. Won't walk for at least 8 months and possibly never be the same. I was absolutely not using marijuana at the time of... Read more »

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

You need to hire an attorney to handle your workers compensation case. You need to understand that an employer will likely fight your claim, because it seems like your claim will be very large on the damages.

As for the marijuana, your attorney will need to conduct discovery to see what...
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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Missouri on

Q: Can a attorney take more then the percentage by law. If an unsecured loan has been granted.

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

I am not exactly sure what you are asking. There are certainly limits to the attorneys fees, however if you took out a loan for the case that loan needs to be paid back. Paying the loan back is generally in addition to attorneys fees.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on

Q: If u was charged with felony theft do they support to have physical evidence at prelimary hearing

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

I'm a little confused as to your question. I will take a stab at it though. No the prosecutor does not need to present physical evidence at the preliminary hearing. The prosecutor need only present enough evidence to show probable cause at the prelim.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on

Q: Iam currently pregnant and me and my babyfather had got into an normal argument...i. End up calling the police and

Charges..he is on parole..i want to drop thr case because it wasn't serious at all do u think i could?

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

Unfortunately, once you have called the prosecutor, it is up to the prosecutor to decide whether or not to bring the case. You can certainly inform the prosecutor that you do not want to press forward with the case, he/she may listen to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on

Q: A collection agency is asking 5000 dollars for damages I owe from an accident I had and I did not have insurance.

How do I know the charges owed are correct and they are not trying to cheat me? Can they take legal action against me?

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

If you wish to dispute the collection amount, you need to speak with an attorney to contest the collection. If you do not owe the amount, you may have a counter claim against the collection agency.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on

Q: I was involved in an accident, convicted &paid restitution & now am being sued for the damages that restitution covered

it was an alcohol related accident in missouri. I didn't have insurance. i was convicted and went to prison. restitution was paid as part of my probation and that was the thousand dollar deductible to repair the other person's car. now they are suing for the amount of the vehicle replacement... Read more »

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

You need to hire an attorney to assist you. I know you are worried about finances, but there are attorneys who could assist you. You should look into the Arch Defenders or the LSEM.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on

Q: About 6 years ago I had a car accident without insurance. Desperately seeking help to resolve this. Who can help?

I am on a limited income and desperately needing a drivers license and need to resolve the legal problems. I am 60, single and really need help. please

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

I'm sorry that you cannot afford an attorney. If you explain your situation to the judge, they will often give you more time to get it figured out.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on

Q: Is a person driving with out insurance always at fault

We were passing through a intersection and got hit by some1 running a red I was injured my friend whose car i was riding in was uninsured is he at fault can I make a claim against the Guy who hit us

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

Yes, you can make a claim against the person who ran the red light. I cannot say, however, whether or not you would have a good case against said person without seeing the police report.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Missouri on

Q: I had a discrimination wrongful termination case that my lawyer prematurely dismissed. is this a good legal malpractice

I had a discrimination and wrongful termination case. The judge first granted the other party summary judgment but the order wasn't final. my attorney dismissed the case so he can file an appeal before we had the settlement conference. at the conference the judge said that he made an error in... Read more »

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

This is certainly a difficult situation, but any attorney would need to read the pleadings before being able to give an answer about the merits of this case. It sounds like there may be something worth looking into deeper, but you need to speak with a legal malpractice attorney in person.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Missouri on

Q: is there anything i can do legally in missouri about buying a car as is, and it breaking down 35 miles later?

I drove the car about 35 miles, and it started making a strange noise, so i pulled over, and then it wouldn't start, there is something wrong inside the motor, and it has been in the shop for over a week, and they still have not told me what is wrong with it, but they did tell me that it will cost... Read more »

Andrew Hahn answered on Oct 8, 2015

The issue with "as is" vehicles is that they are not covered under Missouri's lemon law. The lemon law only applies to new vehicles, not used vehicles. You may have an action for a breech of warranty, depending on what the dealer represented to you in the buying process.

Many attorneys...
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