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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: can I use rsmo 565.090.2(1)(6) as defense if it wasn't charged

I was charged with misd C assault 3rd for threatening someone who refused to leave my property, and I could back up a claim that they have been harassing me for a while, however the police and prosecutor have refused to file any charges against them. Can I still claim that I am the victim of... Read more »

Justin Michael Crozier
Justin Michael Crozier answered on Feb 18, 2016

Potentially... though you probably need to get an attorney. It really depends on the circumstances, you might be able to win at trial, but maybe not. You would have to prove that you were being harassed (which you don't have to have them charge, but it would help). If you were not being... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Missouri on
Q: Can my son be adopted by his step father at the age of 18 without involving biofather?

He has never had anything to do with my son and now he is dead

Justin Michael Crozier
Justin Michael Crozier answered on Feb 18, 2016

Probably not. Unless the biological father has given up his parental rights. A child only gets to have two parents. If the biological father still has parental rights, then the child can't be adopted. If the rights HAVE been given up, then he doesn't need to be involved at all.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: How and who can I contact about a divorce if I have no money for an attorney?
Justin Michael Crozier
Justin Michael Crozier answered on Feb 18, 2016

You can look into legal aid. They can help offer legal services at lower (or free) prices. You also might be able to sign up for a pro-bono assistance. There are also attorneys who are willing to help out on a payment plan structure or who will give you some "low income" pricing. Good luck.

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Q: My friend was convicted of criminal murder when he was 17 years old, he's since served 12 years

at his trial, there was evidence that was not shown, two days they found him guilty, I have his case files & about 90% of his case was not told in court, I need to know how to go about getting an appeal for this, he's had many but they've been denied.

Justin Michael Crozier
Justin Michael Crozier answered on Feb 18, 2016

The best thing you can do is to get in touch with an attorney and have them review the case with you. Getting an appeal isn't always easy, and once you get it you might lose it. Having an attorney is the best way to ensure that he gets the best opportunity to win. Good luck.

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