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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: Should this be small claims, which state to file if so?

I will do my best to keep this brief yet concise. I have primary residential custody of 4 children who were the product of a previous marriage. I remarried and we live in Jackson County MO.The divorce and custody agreement were filed in Leavenworth County KS. There is an open child abuse... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jan 18, 2022

It’s unclear what relief you seek. Small claims court is only for money damages. Okay you seek injunctive relief, such as an order into remove the defamatory statements, you cannot get such relief in small claims court.

Whether you hire an attorney to sue will depend largely on whether...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: is this coercion?

I tried to sell something online and my account got suspended. I asked why it got suspended and I was told this is a common procedure and I need to show proof of identity before i could sell. ok thats fine so thats what i did. i sent my photo ID as i was asked to do along with other personal... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jan 6, 2022

I don't know what website you were trying to use, but why do you believe that the website is not allowed to set rules for users? You might feel pressured to provide your financial information but you are free not to share that information and not to use the website if you have privacy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: What lawyers take contingency cases do all of them or who would you suggest?
Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Jan 4, 2022

Lawyers can only take contingency fee cases in certain types of cases such as personal injury cases. There are cases were contingency fees are simply not allowed such as family law or criminal defense.

If you wish to know what fee arrangement an attorney will take you will have to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Military Law for Missouri on
Q: Where do I file a compulsory counterclaim against the administrator who is acting like he is a judge and injured me
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 13, 2021

This is posted under Admiralty/Maritime, which often involves federal practice. Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, compulsory counterclaims are governed by Rule 13 of FRCP. But it isn't fully clear what the matter involves, due to the spread of categories included. I can't speak... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: how do i get bonds lowered and all cases run together because all charges are petty and done because of drug abuse

He is currently in callaway county and has court on the 3rd. he has warrants in Cole County, Marion COunty, Pike County and one in Quincy Illinois. I want to get him out of jail as he has been in there since july. I need some help. please. Like ROR on the warrants or someone to get with the pros... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Dec 6, 2021

The facts of your narrative tell a very different story.

If a person develops warrants from THREE different counties, in TWO separate states, and currently in is CUSTODY in the FOURTH COUNTY with no bond for five months that is not a mere coincidence.

These are not petty charges...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I ran a criminal history report through the state of Illinois and it says no record on file

I ran a criminal history report through the state of Illinois and it says no record on file does this mean I have no warrants, or no criminal offenses on my record and should be good to go correct. Please get back to me when you have time. I'm just needing it understood more if that is what it means

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Nov 12, 2021

Not exactly.

The proper background check must be completed by any law enforcement agency. You may request a fingerprint background check from your local sheriff's office or police department for clearance purposes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: Hi I'm a student from another country doing an investigation on a US case, could you help me find the resolution?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 13, 2021

You can use Justia’s lawyer search tool but most attorneys would charge for their time. Perhaps contact a librarian at a law library.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: If a jury finds someone guilty on a case that was dismissed prior to trial, what does that exactly mean?

There was two case numbers, one number apart from each other. The case the verdicts were issued on is the case that was dismissed

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

It means that you are missing something. Juries do not decide dismissed claims. It wouldn’t make sense for a jury to issue a verdict on a dismissed claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I've got a warrant for possession in missouri from several years ago will it ever go away? I drive a truck and go thru

there a lot I've been pulled over in other states but they say missouri want extraordite what is my best course of action

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Oct 4, 2021

The warrant will never go away until you take care of it. It will show up on criminal background checks, and may cause problems for you if you ever travel outside of the U.S. You can hire an attorney to lift the warrant and represent you for the Possession charge. If you hire an attorney, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: If a man has allegations made against him for child molestation should he get a lawyer right away or wait
Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Sep 15, 2021

He should hire an attorney immediately!!!!

He should also make no statements and answer no questions from anyone other than that attorney.

Child molestation can be some of the most serious charged that can be filed... He needs an attorney immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Can I file a motion to dismiss an ex parte?

My ex filed one last month I showed up to court and she didn't the judge dropped it... 2 days later I get served again for the exact same thing... this is harassment not the other way around...

Kevin Wayne Puckett
Kevin Wayne Puckett answered on Aug 19, 2021

Yes, you can file a motion to dismiss. However, file a motion to dismiss does not guarantee the Judge will dismiss it. You will need to show up to the hearing prepared to defend against the ex-parte, and ask the Judge if your can argue your filed motion to dismiss first.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Missouri on
Q: I have a quick question

will a criminal warrant show up in a background check through the state police criminal history report and court records please answer or what is the best site to check We did a national warrant search

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Aug 19, 2021

Yes, if you have a warrant, it should show up on any standard criminal background check.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: What is the penalties for first time conviction
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Aug 12, 2021

For speeding or for murder?

The answer to you question is “it depends.”

If you can be more specific, you are apt to receive a helpful answer. Different crimes have different ranges of punishment. The defendant’s criminal history may also be relevant.

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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