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What makes a DUI stop illegal?

It’s never pleasant to be stopped by the police for a traffic violation, but things can quickly heat up if the officer actually believes you’re driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs (DUID). Since a police officer is often prone to confirmation bias,...

3 things you need to know about Missouri orders of protection

If you have endured physical abuse from someone you know or stalking from a total stranger who found you online, you may not feel safe going about your daily life anymore. Stalking and domestic violence can affect every aspect of your life, from your relationships to your employment. No one should feel unsafe just performing daily tasks because someone else…

What is a conspiracy when it comes to drug charges?

Missouri prosecutors and police officers have always sought means to aggressively enforce drug prohibition laws. Even as social attitudes about drug abuse have changed, the laws in Missouri remain strict. In fact, enforcement has even intensified in some areas. Many families across Missouri have felt the sting of opiate, opioid and heroin addiction in recent years. The proliferation of synthetic…

3 mistakes that could lead to federal firearm charges

As a gun owner in Missouri, you are subject to state and federal regulations. Despite the Second Amendment stating that there should be very few limitations on your firearm ownership rights, there are still many statutes that regulate firearm ownership and use. Sometimes, people engaging in what they perceive to be normal or innocent behavior can face criminal charges because…