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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Q: What is everything I should know about representing myself in a criminal case in municipal court in Missouri?

Lots of details, so bear with me please. About a year ago a neighbor tried to forcefully enter my home and I used physical force to remove the individual, after which, the individual called the police and I received a ticket for misdemeanor assault with their reason being they had marks on them and... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 4, 2022

"Everything you should know"--all you need to know is that you should hire an attorney to represent you. Or you should ask the Court to appoint an attorney to represent you --the Court would question you and make a determination if you are indigent such that appointment of an attorney is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Environmental and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Q: Franklin County, MO, municipality is negligent in maintaining alternative sewer system, creating health hazard.

The municipality signed an agreement with the original property owners in 2004. That they were installing a step septic tank system on their properties, that the village owned, was part of the village sanitary sewer system, would maintain, repair, and service. The system on our property was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 1, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. This is a complex matter. Evaluation of the septic system could involve the expertise of civil engineers and wastewater experts. Assessment of contamination could involve sampling and lab analysis conducted by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Q: Is there a distance requirement the state must maintain? As in a minimum distance for brush and tree limbs from the side

Brush blocks the view of a driveway in a 55 mph zone

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 11, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You'd probably get the most reliable guidance from an attorney or lawmaker familiar with the specific region. The requirements you describe are often governed by local ordinances, in addition to any state... Read more »

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Q: Why are me an my wife being charged with assualt for defending our selves

My wife's sister tried rushing me so I defended myself till she stopped coming at me as soon as my wife walked inside she was assaulted by her sister also now both my wife and I have assault charges for defending our selves when her sister was the aggressor wife's mother says she's... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Mar 9, 2022

You are being charged because the prosecutor believes you committed an assault. You should hire a good, local 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 Municipal Law for Missouri on
Q: Are verbal resignations accepted?

How long after an Officer walks out of the meeting do they have to resign? Can they just be absent with no notice if they are staying or going.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 4, 2020

Your post remains open for five weeks. At this point, you could consider contacting an employment attorney, possibly one who is familiar with protocols for municipal employees. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Missouri on
Q: I bonded out on a speeding ticket can i have someone show up to court on my behalf due to my absence
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Feb 13, 2018

The only person who can show up in court on your behalf is a licensed attorney.

If you paid the bond and they gave you a new court date, here are your choices: 1) you can plead guilty by paying the fine before the court date (if it's the type of ticket that can be paid out of court),...
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