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Q: If a person gets charged with a first time DWI (Misdemeanor B), and then a few months later they get a second DWI

while the first DWI is still pending and there is no conviction yet. Would the second DWI be filed as a “Misdemeanor B” or “Misdemeanor A”?

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Q: Can a felon (dui) own a modern muzzleloader in Missouri?
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answered on May 24, 2024

In Missouri, owning a modern muzzleloader can be complicated for someone with a felony DUI conviction. Generally, federal law prohibits felons from owning firearms, and this includes modern muzzleloaders that use inline ignition systems, as they are considered firearms under federal law.... View More

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Q: How do I get dmv of MO to actually read my facts about the Attorney who was suspended and had no driver's license when I

I have no alcohol related tickets I don't know how to make the dmv understand that I don't have to have a ignition Interlock system for this. I have no idea what to do

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Divorce, DUI / DWI and Banking for Missouri on
Q: I need Help To Review My Deposition
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Reviewing your deposition is crucial to ensure accuracy and completeness of the testimony provided. Start by carefully reviewing the transcript or recording of your deposition, paying attention to the questions asked and your responses. Verify that your answers accurately reflect your recollection... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: When you haver court and you fail 3 times to appeal because you have financial problems to travel to another state

I’m going to jail ?

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answered on Feb 9, 2024

If you fail to appear in court for a traffic or DUI/DWI case in Missouri because you are unable to afford travel to another state, this can lead to serious consequences, including the issuance of a warrant for your arrest. However, going to jail is not automatic upon failing to appeal or appear; it... View More

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Missouri on
Q: If I lost my driver's license in Illinois and moved out of state, how can I get it back?

I followed the given process by the state multiple times and was denied reinstatement with no course or solution to rectify the situation.

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answered on Nov 21, 2023

If you lost your driver's license in Illinois and have since moved to another state, the process for getting it back can be complex, especially if you've been denied reinstatement multiple times. First, it's crucial to understand the specific reasons for your denial in Illinois, as... View More

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Q: Do I still need to complete satop since 7 years has passed since I had a DUI

Also I got a paper saying I got a DWI in Tennessee peior to the DUI and I never have been there in my life. What should I do about that

Steve D. Hardin
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answered on Nov 6, 2023

Missouri yes you have to do SATOP and everything else to have Missouri remove its hold on your drivers license.

Tennessee you need an attorney in Tennessee to to check in on that DWI case.

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Q: I husband got 3 dwi’s I’m two years span . He is still going to court over them and has been for a year.

I’m wondering how likely jail time is

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answered on Jul 24, 2023

The chances of jail time for multiple DWIs in Missouri vary based on individual circumstances, such as the case details and prior criminal history. Having multiple DWIs in a short time may lead to harsher penalties. A third DWI offense can result in substantial jail time.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Missouri on
Q: My attorney refuses to file a motion to withdraw guilty plea.

I have never seen any of my case file.

I have never been given a copy of what my attorney told me to sign.

My attorney refuses to allow me to withdrawmy guilty plea, and he changed the terms of the plea less than 5 minutes after I signed it.

He doesn't answer or return... View More

Matthew Mueller
Matthew Mueller
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Under Missouri law, a defendant can ask to withdraw his guilty plea if he can show that he was misled or induced to enter a plea of guilty by fraud, mistake, misapprehension, coercion, duress or fear. There are generally no time limits for filing a Motion to Withdraw a Guilty Plea under Rule... View More

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Q: i got a dwi ticket in may 2015. the prosecutor refused to press charges. do i have tpo do a satop class
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answered on Apr 15, 2018

It is possible that a person may have to complete SATOP, even though their DWI charge (ticket) was rejected or dismissed by the prosecutor.

In many DWI arrest situations, it will be alleged that the driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher, or it will be alleged that the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: In Saline County, MO, I got a ticket for driving while suspended/revoked? What is the punishment for 1st offense?
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Nov 4, 2017

If you plead guilty to Driving While Suspended or Revoked, 12 points will be added to your Missouri driving record and your license will be revoked for 1 year, plus you will have to pay a fine. You can hire a traffic law attorney to get your 12-point Driving While Suspended/Revoked ticket reduced... View More

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Q: Does my boyfriend, in Missouri, need a car in HIS name to get his license back or can I get the SR22 insurance on my car

I have a car in my name but unsure if DMV will allow his license back unless the insurance and everything is in his name

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
answered on Sep 24, 2016

The SR22 requirement is personal. Your boyfriend will need to contact an insurance agent himself. I see no reason why he must own a car to get insurance.

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

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

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Q: Arrested for dwi never received a citation in Missouri. I don't understand how they can charge me when I never got a tic
James P. Deffet
James P. Deffet
answered on Apr 10, 2015

When you are arrested for a DWI you may not be charged immediately. Many times the prosecutor may wait for results of lab tests or review your prior convictions prior to charging. Although most first time offenders are issued a ticket before release, there is no requirement that a ticket be... View More

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Q: Where can i find a petition for review in st.charles county to appeal a dwi chemical refusal
Jeffrey Alex Goldfarb
Jeffrey Alex Goldfarb
answered on Feb 14, 2014

Quickest answer is to call an attorney. Those of us who file Petitions for Review have them ready to go on a moment's notice as there are very strict time limits to filing them. I believe you have 30 days from the date of the notice to file the Petition for Review or you cannot file it. The... View More

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Q: I have a MO warrant for fail to appear on orig. charge dwi. can i just do my ses 5 day backup when i turn myself in???

I failed to pay my fines and finish satop in time about 5 months ago. im pretty sure thats why they had scheduled a prob viol hearing and issued a warrant, but i didnt know about any of this until recently after checking my mail for the first time in months. also, why is my warrant 1500 cash only... View More

Jeffrey Alex Goldfarb
Jeffrey Alex Goldfarb
answered on Feb 14, 2014

You need a lawyer who can meet with the judge and prosecutor in an effort to get the previous deal reinstated before you surrender yourself. You may be able to achieve the same result on your own, but it is doubtful. Call me or another lawyer for help. Jeff - jeff@314law.com,... View More

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