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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: Can law enforcement of the National Parks issue citations in Missouri State Parks
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jun 26, 2021

Yes, there are law enforcement officers who patrol the state parks and rivers in Missouri. For example, if you get caught with marijuana while camping in a state park or while on a float trip on a river in Missouri, your case will be prosecuted in the circuit court in the county where the incident... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith for Missouri on
Q: What actions are considered vexatious by insurance companies in MO.& what is bad faith? What can I do?

My insurance company used a bias company to estimate loss. The inspection was not thorough and I was pressured to accept a completely unreasonable lowball offer. I complained to my agent and received a call from the supervisor saying they will send a third-party inspector over to inspect the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 10, 2021

A Missouri attorney could advise best, as your question could involve elements of state-specific law. In terms of what you could do, one option is to arrange a brief consult with an attorney experienced in property damage/fire claims. In terms of pressure to accept an offer, if a release had been... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Missouri on
Q: Hello, my ex boyfriend left my stranded in MS with no money food or vehicle, I knew no one there. I live in MO.

Ex begged me to stay With him in Grenada MS in a hotel for a week while he worked. I live in Mo so he picked me up and drove me The entire time I was there he was emotional and argumentative. Thursday I Made a nail appointment, I had to walk to. I started walking to the nail salon Next thing I... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jun 6, 2021

That’s a very sad situation. This isn’t something likely to result in litigation, however. You need to figure out if you want to remain in a relationship with someone who would do that to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: what is the statue of limitations in missouri for filing a false police report
Matthew Mueller
Matthew Mueller answered on May 31, 2021

The statute of limitations in Missouri for any misdemeanor is one year. The offense for making a false report in Missouri is a class B misdemeanor. Therefore, the statute of limitations for this offense in Missouri is one year.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: During Interrogation

cop asks if I have any paraphernalia in my home. And then states because I would hate to arrest your grandma is that a threat?

Matthew Mueller
Matthew Mueller answered on May 31, 2021

The best thing you can do is at the very beginning of the interrogation is to kindly state that you want an attorney present. The police are required to cease all questioning at that point. Before any interrogation begins, the police must first advise you of your “Miranda rights,” which... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: When I've been Harrassed in text messages can I sue for compensation and emotional distress if the person is convicted?

Is this a civil matter that a criminal lawyer can handle?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 22, 2021

Explain what you mean by harassed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: What is usually the punishment terms on a possession of drugs and child endangerment involving drugs

Why would a judge require me to do a hair follicle and urine test if he wasnt planning on putting me on probation

Matthew Mueller
Matthew Mueller answered on May 21, 2021

This is most likely a condition of your release (bond) while your criminal case is pending.

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Q: How can someones information disappear of mo case net.
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 12, 2021

The court has the ability to raise the security level as to docket information so that it is not publically accessible on Casenet, but that occuring is the rare exception rather than the rule.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: How can someones information disappear of mo case net.
Steve D. Hardin
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 and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Can my case be changed?

In 2009 I was charged for sexual misconduct which I received a class d felony. It should have been a class b misdomeaner.

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

See about reaching out to the court to see if it was a clerical issue. If not, I would speak with an attorney about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Can you be charged or summoned to court g or possession of a controlled sub. N a motel but u was not there? Missouri

A friend and myself rented a motel room n Missouri for the night, I was only there a few hours anyway the next day the motel cleaning lady came n the room my friend nor I was there but my friends vehicle was still there, anyways the cleaning lady came n the room and supposidly found some kind of... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

See if you qualify for a public defender or speak to a criminal defense attorney to speak about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Do I stand a chance

Charged with accessory to forgery and counterfeiting in MO. When taken to jail, passenger had forged gift cards in shoe( found upon dress out at jail) . That person pled guilty and went to prison. While in prison wrote an afadavit stating I knew nothing about it and was not present when cards were... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

It would be best to speak with your attorney on the matter and if you don't have one, I would suggest getting one as soon as possible. That affidavit helps, but it's unlikely to resolve the entire case against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: What exactly is DEVIATE SEXUAL ASSAULT 1ST DEG in Missouri?

When I look it up I'm only finding DEVIATE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE. Are they the same?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

Does the indictment state the statute? I would look up the statute, not the title.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: how can I check to make sure attorney filed for discovery and asked for particular documents?

public defender, has little to no motivation to build a feasible defense

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

If you know your Missouri case number, you should be able to see it on CaseNet. Otherwise, ask for it from your attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Me and my boyfriend got pulled over for having a tail light out and for some reason the officers scheduled the car

For drugs and there was some Marijuana found but I did not know about any of it now I am being charged with a class D felony and two misdemeanors, what do I do, how can I get these charges dropped?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

See if you qualify for a public defender and/or speak with a criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Is it legal for my public defender to refuse to give me legal advice on my case or to discuss the trial strategy

Lawyer said she cannot give me legal advice on my case she advised me to ask someone who was not a lawyer for my legal advice

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Mar 30, 2021

That's a very strange post. Were you asking your public defender for advice on another matter? It makes no sense that your criminal defense attorney would tell you to seek legal advice on your criminal case from a non-lawyer.

Regardless, the issue is not whether it is...
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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?

Steve D. Hardin
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 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??

Steve D. Hardin
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Q: What do i do if the prosecutor of my case has lost my firearm and it's legal and in my name and has no charges
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

The prosecutor does not retain custody of people's belongings, but regardless I would speak to a criminal attorney to better help you with your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I had a SIS over 7 years ago for Child Support. How do I get this removed from my background check.

It shows up as "pleading guilty of a felony" it's preventing me from getting back my CCW which I had before after the SIS. I am trying to start a P.I. business and need this resolved. I served my country and still working for federal govt for totaling 32 years and hold a Top Secret... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

You can seek expungement, depending on the greater specifics of your history.

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