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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Missouri on
Q: What is the best way to get my sons car that was TOD in his name from someone who has it and has forged the title?

My sons dad passed away leaving his car to our son, naming our son TOD on title. The car not only was not returned to him but later,forged the title. I can't afford a lawyer. What else can I do?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 9, 2019

Start by taking your son and the paperwork that you have to your local motor vehicle department and explain the situation to them. Also file a police report for auto theft.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Whos fault is it if say in a accident minor no injuries but we both left the seen say I didn't have a license ok

Officer came to my house arrested me 2 hour later but no one took my statement just hers

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 2, 2019

Try writing in complete individual sentences ensuring that correct spelling is used. That way you inquiry can be fully and completely understood. No run ons

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: My nephew was given a ticket for public intoxication. He was at work and the police officer let him finish his shift?

Does he have a case for not guilty. He had at least 6 more hours of his shift left. He works by himself.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 27, 2019

Only an attorney with complete knowledge of the incident which would include a review of the police reports, an interview of your nephew and review of the law can answer that question

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I took a plea deal of probation with a 12 year back up on 1st degree child abuse, minimal prison time, first time down.
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 27, 2019

Thank you for sharing. No question

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Is not having video surveillance reason to vacate was available but police and the D.A. No gather prove I no guilty

I got arrested nov17 2018! I knock on window because lady waved so when I recognized car I knock on rear window to ask a ride cops said I tried open door no true I no do anything wrong

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 30, 2019

You have made damaging admissions in a public forum.

Speak only to your attorney in private

Video surveillance is NOT required.

Would the law allow criminals to get away with a robbery committed in area with recording?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Construction Law for Missouri on
Q: can a cop forcefully make an arrest without ever obtaining my identity

i brokedown and received promission to leave suv there for couple hours and started to walk and then a vernon county deputy turned around and quickly got out the squad car and started to run up on me with taser drawn and forcefully put handcuffs on me told me i was in possession of stolen plates... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 6, 2019

So if a police officer sees you next to a person, drives by, hears a gunshot, looks in rear view mirror, sees the guy on the ground. Cop turns car around, drives back, sees guy wounded and a gun next to him, the officer cannot arrest you because he first did not identify you?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Missouri on
Q: WAY TO MUCH FORUM WONT ALLOW

many more in adition to jan reports

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Aug 26, 2019

Please clarify your question. I have not idea what you mean by "jan reports."

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Missouri on
Q: Can a cop ask you describe a sexual act between you and your boyfriend in detail

Was pulled over a Cop found a brand new boxFigure in in my vehicle it is not illegal in Missouri to possess fake urineThe cop accused me of using it to pass probation tests even though I had never provided a UA for my probation yet and when I told him it was for fetish purposes he asked me to... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 24, 2019

Yes

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: So I can hire an attorney without a court date
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Aug 7, 2019

Yes, you can hire an attorney if you know you are going to be charged, or you already have been charged but they have not set a court date yet.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: What should I do about a PAW on a drug possession case

Less than 35 grams of controlled substance except marijuana/ fake marijuana

Yet to be given a court date

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Aug 7, 2019

You need to hire an attorney to represent you if you want to avoid having a drug conviction on your criminal record.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Can an officer give you a ticket 2 weeks after the fact when he didn't address the issue the day of?

2 weeks ago my aunt called me and told me that the cop was at her house saying my dog and some other dog were wondering town and apparently bit another dog. I told my aunt there is no way it was my dog. I then asked to talk to the officer and he told me that someone needed to come get my dog... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jul 5, 2019

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Can i get charged with a crime in a different County when a different County

Can i get charged with a crime in a different County when a different County i already taken care of my crime

I have charges in one County and I'm already going to court over it it's already been in taking care of and recently I got hit with another charge in a different County not trying... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 4, 2019

Try writing in individual sentences

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Can my ex have custody papers served to me if I take him to court for no trespassing?

My ex has said he’s trying to serve me custody papers but I haven’t seen any papers. He recently had trespassed on my dads property, he’s terminally ill and doesn’t want him around and nor do I as I feel he is stalking me. Can my ex have child custody papers served if I take him to court... Read more »

Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner answered on Jul 2, 2019

It's a little unclear if you are asking if you can be served at all, or if you can be served at court? The answer is yes to both. He cannot serve you directly, so even if you get an injunctive order against him to keep him off of your property, he can still have you served via a sheriff or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: My name is on nothing at this house and I'll give permission for the police to search it . They find and take clothing

They said that someone seen me breaking in something but they didn't use that video they used a video from the gas station show my clothes from that video that was wearing in that video are they allowed to do that without a warrant and without me telling they can take them

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jun 1, 2019

Your question makes no sense. Parse it. It is a singke run-on. Write single sentences beginning with a caoutal letter and ending with a punctuation mark.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Our son went to court for a littering ticket he pled guilty the judge accessed 104 dollars in court costs 1 year

Supervised probation and 1 year unsupervised probation and having to pay private probation 50 a month is this not to harsh since the judge usually just assesses fines especially since it his first offense on anything. And someone that has been in and out of court for various criminal charges gets... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on May 22, 2019

And what is the question? Was it littering or loitering?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: At what speed does the Missouri highway patrol have to stop persuit

And knowing there are minors in the car

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 2, 2019

I'm not aware of any statute that would require an officer to stop pursuit at a certain speed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Missouri on
Q: What are some ways to list grounds on a habeas corpus writ to make it stand out?

I have heard that for a habeas corpus writ 2254 you have to list grounds in a way that it stands out to the judge for them to even pay attention to it what does this mean and how do I do this?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 2, 2019

There's no simple answer other than that most habeas petitions get denied and you'll increase your chances of success by hiring an experienced attorney with habeas experience to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: About how long does the state have to complete the entire court process legally?

Been Waiting 6 months for the prosecution to provide the test results proving possession of an illegal substance. Still no word and waiting 6 months for new judge to replace the old one

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on May 1, 2019

The Prosecutor has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to file charges, if it's a misdemeanor such as marijuana possession. It can take several months to receive the lab test results confirming the identification of the illegal substance.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: Im wanting to get felony charges expunged/sealed so i can join military and persue a career in criminal justice.

Felony SES of assault, resisting, buglary, fraudulant use of debit/credit device. Its been seven years.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 14, 2019

Here's a thorough article on the new expungment law in Missouri.

http://missourilawyershelp.org/understanding-missouris-new-expungement-law/

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