Missouri Questions & Answers

Q: I got a ticket for driving without a license if i take the test and get my license will the court dismiss the ticket

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

No, the Prosecutor will not dismiss your ticket for driving without a license. You can either go to court and plead guilty and points will be added to your Missouri driving record (and your car insurance rates may increase) or you can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation that won't affect your driving record or car insurance rates. If you choose the 2nd option, you will have to get a valid Missouri driver's license and provide proof of that...
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Q: My daughter's father says he will not let her move out of state with me to pursue my Master's degree. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

The answer is complicated and very fact driven. Missouri laws address the relocation of a child, but it discusses your obligations as the proposed moving parent in terms of giving notice to "any party with custody or visitation rights." Since your question referred to "unordered child support" I assume that Father's custody rights have not been adjudicated either. That is going to be a problem for him when he tries to prevent a move, but of course it doesn't prevent him from now filing suit in...
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Q: No passport how do I get stamp for proof to work and get drivers license. Have old expired green card. Waiting on I90

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

You shouldn't need proof on the I-9s simply because your green card expired. Your permanent resident status does not expire. Only a judge can take it away.
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Q: what would be the criminal charge received for someone if they pushed another person off of a 10 foot balcony ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

Could be anything from simple to aggravated assault or higher depending on the injuries and circumstances.
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Q: Why does missouri RSMO 304.016-304.016-006N19755405.0 require me to appear in court rather than just paying the fine?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 14, 2018

Certain types of more serious traffic tickets (for excessive speed, no insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, etc.) require a court appearance, rather than allowing the defendant to mail in the payment for the fine. You can hire an attorney to represent you in court so you won't have to appear.
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Q: Can police search one house with two living areas with one warrant

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018

It would depend upon the specific language of the warrant. You need an experienced attorney to review the warrant, which are typically only available for review after they have been executed. You should not assume that if your roommates are involved in criminal activity that officers searching the home with a valid warrant will not also search your apartment/living space.
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Q: 1 month long marriage. Now she's fighting for child support

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018

Only a legal father has an obligation to pay child support. Under the laws of Missouri, since the child was born prior to the marriage and you are not on the birth certificate (and I assume you have not been found to be the biological father of this child), you are not the presumed father or the legal father. If it is possible that you are the father of this child because you and her were in a relationship when the child was conceived, she can name you in a paternity suit to determine the...
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Q: Can I sell my ex’s house in Missouri if it is in his name? We are divorced and both pay half the utilities and morgage.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018

Your rights to the real estate and any obligations you may have to pay utilities and the mortgage should have been determined in your divorce Judgment. Generally, you cannot sell property that is not in your name. However, you may have been granted rights to have a say in the sale of the real estate if that was contemplated during your divorce. It is unclear from your question whether or not your name is on the mortgage because you only stated that your ex husband's name was on the house...
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Q: Preparing to Separate. Married 38 years. Primary breadwinner. Husband retired military, chooses not to work.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018

This issues in a divorce and legal separation can be categorized into assets, debts, maintenance (or alimony) if it applies, and child support and custody if you have minor children. There is a good way to approach resolving these issues, and there are not so good ways. Litigation can be very expensive and pits spouses against each other. Many times the best way to proceed is to seek out a divorce attorney that also offers out-of-court dispute resolution alternatives that are lower in conflict...
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Q: What does it mean when a court determines it no longer has jurisdiction over defendents probation mean.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 10, 2018

If the court allows you to be on probation and then you move away from the county or the state, then the court no longer has any control over the defendant. So, basically, defendant has not served probation and may have to start over once they have moved back, or ask for probation to be transferred to the new location where defendant is living.
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Q: If I get arrested for shoplifting, will that affect my ability to get my green card that I've applied for and am

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 8, 2018

Thank you for your question.

The green card interview will focus on who an applicant is, as a person. This takes into account any criminal activity, community involvement and their ability to contribute to society. Specific to your arrest, it depends on many factors, including what you are charged with.

I recommend you consult with both a criminal defense attorney and an immigration attorney as they will need to work together to assure you have the best outcome possible.
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Q: How to beat a driving on revoked traffic summons

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 5, 2018

As soon as possible, you need to hire a very experienced criminal defense attorney who specializes in DUI and traffic law.
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Q: Guy who hit my car sent me a letter asking about any litagation that might be out against him. Should I pursue it?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 4, 2018

Well, as to damage to the car you want to pursue that. As to injury, if you have uninusured motorist coverage you will want to check that out.
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Q: address change

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018

If you have updated your address by filing for AR11, and have complied at the time of filing, then this is what the USCIS is usually concerned about as a matter of discretion.

If you have any questions or concerns, I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any further complications.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
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Q: My grandchildren​ are in ICU due to my son in law driving drunk with kids in the car. He's not in jail. What can we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018

I'm assuming he was charged by the police. It is a mandatory reportable in that case, so I'd assume he reported it.

There is an outside possibility, in addition to the claim against his insurance, that there is a claim for crashworthiness depending on the circumstances. Contact a member of the Mo. Assn for Justice who handles such cases: they give free consults.. If you don't have the names of any give me a call and I'll find out who you should contact.
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Q: What court do you go to for bankruptcy?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 2, 2018

You would go to a Bankruptcy Court which is a unit of the Federal District Court in the area you live in. Talk with a Bankruptcy Attorney near you and they will be able to tell you where the Bankruptcy Court is located. Generally, the Court will be located at or near the Federal District Court and usually in the larger cities within a State. Hope it works out. Good Luck.
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Q: Is it illegal to pass on a double yellow line in missouri

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Dec 31, 2017

Yes, it is illegal to pass on a double yellow line in Missouri.
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Q: What is the civil statue of limitations in Missouri for molestation of a minor.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Answered on Dec 19, 2017

Contact a member of the Mo.Assn for Justice to double check, but if the molester passed away I don't see the case being revivied in any way.
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Q: I got a ticket for driving while suspended first offense I received a fine of $300 and am unable to pay. Consequences?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Dec 18, 2017

If you fail to pay the fine for a traffic ticket, the state of Missouri can put a hold on your driver's license.

If you fail to appear in court or pay the fine, the court can issue a warrant for your arrest.

If you plead guilty to Driving While Suspended, 12 points will be added to your driving record and your license will be revoked for 1 year.

You can hire a traffic law attorney to get your Driving While Suspended ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation...
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Q: Ticket says failure to stay in lane- accident. Do I need to get a lawyer?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Dec 18, 2017

If you pay the fine, that means you are pleading guilty to "Failure to Maintain a Single Lane," which is a moving violation, and points will be added to your driving record. If you accumulate too many points, your license will be suspended. If you hire a traffic law attorney to represent you, they can probably get your ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation that won't negatively affect your driving record.
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