Missouri Questions & Answers

Q: If a victim is found unconscious at the scene with a head wound, should the scene be investigated?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

It depends on the scene. If they tripped and struck their head, no. However you can't compel a police department or DA to investigate something.
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Q: I have roaches whos responsible for spraying its not in the lease agreement

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

To render a specific advice you need to submit more details e.g. How long are you living in? Prior to move in did you inspect the house? What did your landlord say about the general hygienic condition of that house? Was that ok or you just moved in blindly, etc.

If your landlord claimed that house is totally perfect in terms of hygienic conditions then you can make a claim to him for whatever cost that you incur on spraying/clearing for roaches, etc. Send him a written letter by...
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Q: Can a Trademark be owned by more than one person or entity ?

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

Hi, yes a trademark can be owned than one person but it is not recommended.
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Q: I prepared a research paper and sent it to my boss. I later saw it published with his name only. Is it legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademark for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

Unfortunately, this happens to good researchers by bad bosses way too often, both in academia and in industry. I am sorry that it happened to you.

If you are a grad student or a post-doc, and you'll eventually need your boss's recommendation to get a good job down the road, it may not be worth it to fight him/her about it in your university ethics panel (or whatever you have at your university). Other professors and others in the field probably know that you did the work, and that...
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Q: how can the state charge you rsmo 565.090 as a felony

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 11, 2017

As of January 1, 2017, RSMO 565.090 harassment is a class E felony.
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Q: I recently purchased a home. now we are have major problems...

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 10, 2017

Every sale or purchase of house is governed by certain terms and conditions. It is not clear whether did you hire technical team to inspect your house, determine its condition, its price, its life, etc. etc. In the absence thereof, it would be difficult to substantiate your claim that seller defrauded.

However, for a specific opinion, you should consult Attorney of your local jurisdiction.
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Q: We have added my fiancé to my sons birth certficiate. What are our rights if someone petitioned for visitation rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 9, 2017

Custody and then support might be the issues you face. You better resolve these two issues in the first place through court and then move on step by step.

Consult a family Attorney who could better assist you and help you out of this threat.
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Q: I just found out I'm a father ten years after the fact. Someone else has been paying child support. Am I obligated?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 9, 2017

Depends on reports. The day you learn of your fatherhood, you may opt for custody and support, etc. through a competent court.
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Q: Land has put a forsalesign dont he need to give us some sort of notice

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Communications Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 7, 2017

Notice to vacate and when depends on the terms of your lease. Notice to vacate is a pre-requisite as given in your lease. Better to settle your matter with landlord e.g. Deposit issue; etc.
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Q: My son is 15 and having a baby he sign the birth certificate? We live in the state of Missouri.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Patents and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

So sorry, your question was posted to PATENTS / INVENTIONS by mistake, you may want to change the topics associated with this question. I hope you find the answers you need.

Kevin
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Q: I am 19 and I have a 16 year old brother. Iso it possible for me to press assault charges on him for attacking me?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017
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Q: Does getting a "failure to obeying a traffic control device" ticket effect me getting my intermediate driver's license?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

It might delay your ability to get your driver's license by 6 months. You can call the Missouri Dept. of Revenue (the Driver's License Bureau) in Jefferson City, MO at (573) 751-4475 and ask them if you want to confirm this. You can also hire a traffic law attorney to get your traffic ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction so that you don't end up with points on your driving record or an increase in your car insurance. You will have to pay a fine & court costs but you most likely...
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Q: How can we get some things dropped,on a pending accused charges

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 5, 2017

Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you if you want to avoid having a conviction.
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Q: I received a ticket for driving on a suspended license I was issued a ticket and license was confiscated. My license was

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 5, 2017

You can hire a traffic law attorney to see if you can withdraw your guilty plea and get your Driving While Suspended ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction. If too much time has passed since the conviction date, it may be more difficult to do this, it just depends on which court your case was prosecuted in.
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Q: Is it legal for a car company to say they can diagnose your car and not mention any cost but afterwards give a bill

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 5, 2017

Electronic diagnosis of car mechanism is altogether different from mechanical repair/replacement when you gave no specific instructions to do nor did they confirm prior to performance of maintenance, if required. First, they did it without your consent and permission; secondly, whatever they replaced/installed a new one must show it to you. It looks like extortion of money.

If they do not reduce the cost of satisfy you, you are advised to immediately consult Atty specifically...
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Q: In Saline County, MO, I got a ticket for driving while suspended/revoked? What is the punishment for 1st offense?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Missouri on
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 to a non-moving, no-point infraction. You will have to pay a fine and court costs, get your license reinstated (or obtain a Limited Driving Privilege/Hardship License), and pay all of the fines for any...
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Q: What happens if you have court for no insurance and still have not gotten insurance on a car ? Had insurance but expired

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 4, 2017

Make sure you go to court and tell the judge that you are still working on getting proof of insurance. Ask the judge for a continuance of the court date to give you more time to get proof of insurance. The judge will grant the continuance and you will most likely get a new court date that will give you another 30 days to resolve this.

You can bring proof of insurance to the judge and ask them to dismiss the ticket, but the judge might not dismiss the ticket if the car really was not...
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Q: If I got a ticket and it was not given to me can it be trowen out they told me I was getting one ticket and when I go to

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 4, 2017

Yes, it's possible to get more traffic tickets later. It's up to the Prosecuting Attorney to decide what charges to file, and they have up to 1 year from the date of the incident (for misdemeanors) to file charges against you. You can hire a traffic law attorney to represent you if you want to get your tickets reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won't affect your driving record or car insurance rates.
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Q: I pled guilty to a domestic violence charge in 1988. I'm now applying for a job at a school, should I report it?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 4, 2017

The conviction will show up on your criminal record, so your best option is to disclose it on your application if they ask about your criminal history, and explain what happened and how you have changed your behavior since that time. The fact that it was so long ago and you have had no legal trouble since that time will be very helpful to you. It's always best to disclose your criminal history in advance so you can provide an explanation, rather than say nothing and have it show up on your...
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Q: What happens if you go to court and your lawyer doesn't show up?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 4, 2017

You can tell the judge that you hired an attorney to represent you but they failed to appear, then ask the judge for a continuance of the court date. A continuance means you will get a new court date set for approximately 30 days later, which will give you more time to hire a new lawyer. If you already paid the lawyer who failed to show up for court, you can contact them and ask them to refund your money.
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