I’m Being Pulled Over – What Should I Do?
First of all, remain calm. Commuting can be hectic and seeing those flashing lights behind you in that hectic moment could trigger a slight panic attack. Our clients ask us all the time: What should I do...
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A Second Chance for Felons
Two house bills were passed through the Missouri House of Representatives last year that would give felons a second chance at rehabilitation outside of a prison facility. The bills were introduced to the legislature in an effort...
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458 Crashes on Missouri Roadways over New Year’s Weekend
In Missouri, traffic crashes increase every year around the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are some of the most dangerous times to travel in Missouri. Tons of families take to the roads to visit loved...
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Terrorist Threat in Fulton: The Criminal Consequences of the Things We Say
Gene McGrath was arrested in Fulton, Missouri for making terrorist threats at a bar. According to KOMU, McGrath threatened to “get his gun and shoot the place up.” Employees of the bar safely evacuated all patrons after...
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19 Missourians Indicted in $1.2 Million Insurance Fraud Conspiracy 
In the United States, insurance is used as a safety mechanism for unforeseen, and often expensive, circumstances such as car wrecks, medical conditions, and damages to other assets. People purchase insurance policies on their homes, cars, boats,...
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Thefts from Cars Increase by 25% in Columbia in 2020
The Columbia Police Department (CPD) released a report indicating that thefts from cars increased by 25% in Columbia over the 2020 calendar year. Theft from cars, also known as car hopping, is a criminal offense common among...
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Fatal Hit and Run Results in Manslaughter Charge
A Columbia man faces manslaughter charges after a fatal hit and run on Paris Road. The incident happened on October 18, 2020. According to KOMU, James M. Pittard III, 63, of Columbia, has been charged in connection...
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What You Need to Know If You are Arrested for MIP or a Fake ID in College
After practicing law in and around a college town like Columbia, we have seen this situation time and time again. We get it; you are not 21 years old and you did not want to be left...
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Self-Defense Laws in Missouri: What You Need to Know After the Kenosha Protests
Protests erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Blake was shot on Sunday, August 23 after police responded to calls of a domestic incident. A video showing Blake walking away from the police...
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Prison for Pot? Man Serving 7.5 Years on Marijuana Charges Says Kansas’ Sentencing Laws are Unjust
The United States has a long, tumultuous history with the prohibition of illegal substances. Prohibition, for people living in the United States, is understood to be the period in United States’ history in which sales on alcohol...
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