December 26, 2016

The purpose of a civil order of protection under Missouri Revised Statute Section 455.050.1 is to provide protection from domestic violence, stalking, disturbing the peace, molesting or sexual assault from the abuser.  What happens when a family or household member wan...

December 26, 2016

Representative-Elect Nick Schroer (R) introduced a bill in the Missouri House of Representatives, HB 274, which is similar to SB 40 regarding juvenile proceedings.  Unfortunately, if passed, it would not take effect until January 1, 2020. 

  1. “Child” would be cons...

The right to a fair trial is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

January 18, 2016

What is Amnesty Day for Traffic Warrants?

Each year, various courts in Missouri organize “Amnesty Days”.  During this time, people are free to attend court, get warrants lifted and a new court date, or resolve the cases, without fear of being placed in jail.

What is the...

November 9, 2015

The goal of Missouri Senate Bill 5 was to reform the municipal courts and modify how traffic fines and court costs are distributed.  What brought on this effort of reform? 

This bill is not just the result of the criminal system in Ferguson, Missouri, but the lack...

November 8, 2015

I often hear clients and prospective clients comment, “Why should I hire an attorney when it’s cheaper for me to pay the ticket?”  That could be true upon first impression.  This blog will show you why it is in your best interest to hire an attorney in some circumstanc...

September 18, 2015

I believe that one way that our youth, community, courts and law enforcement can help to deter crime in our schools is by creating more peer/youth courts in Missouri.  With youth courts, we can take a more proactive approach in shaping our teens’ future.


September 11, 2015

I have a high volume traffic defense practice.  I also engage in other areas of the law.  Many of my clients have never seen their driver’s record.  Most of them are confident that they do not have a “bad” record or they have no idea why their license is suspended....

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