The cost of a DWI in Greene County with Scott Pierson

By |March 24th, 2017|

The cost of a DWI in Greene County with Defense Attorney Scott Pierson
Scott Pierson, experienced defense attorney who handles hundreds of cases a year, discusses the cost of a DWI right here in Greene County. “Those cheap drinks have already become really expensive by the time you’ve hired an attorney,” he said. Totaled up, it comes to […]

Update on Open Carry Law

By |March 8th, 2017|

Update on Open Carry Law
By Dee Wampler
         An open carry or constitutional carry state does not abate the danger associated with a forced encounter with law enforcement officers.  Police may frisk a suspect when they have made a lawful stop and the “officer reasonably suspects that the person is armed and therefore […]

Springfield Catholic student charged after police say he twice sodomized 17-year-old boy

By |March 2nd, 2017|

Springfield attorney Dee Wampler representing Cole in the sodomy case.
Attorney Dee Wampler discusses the firm’s entry into a new case, where a young man is accused of sodomy of another young man. The News Leader quotes Wampler in the article as saying, “….Cole is a high school senior with a 3.9 grade point average who scored a […]

Urine Or You’re Out

By |March 2nd, 2017|

By Dee Wampler
A recent court decision considered a DWI refusal statute in Minnesota, and the court considered whether police officers could obtain a warrantless urine test.  The court held it does not fall within the search incident-to-arrest exception of the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement.       The intrusion into the motorist’s privacy interest […]

What Is A Bully?

By |February 28th, 2017|

                                                                                                                           By Dee Wampler
Twenty-five years ago a “bully” was a kid shoving or beating a kid up on the playground. Today, a bully doesn’t have to use fists but could be a faceless, hidden person hiding behind a text message, a Facebook post, or a Snapchat.

Schools today are working for zero tolerance […]

Press Release: Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise Receive “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firm” Recognition

By |February 14th, 2017|

Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise Receive “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firm” Recognition

SPRINGFIELD, MO: Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise have been recognized again as “Best Lawyers” and the firm has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. Mr. Wampler and Mr. Passanise are not new to this honor as […]

Etiquette On a Bus

By |January 23rd, 2017|

By Dee Wampler

Crime on a bus is charged differently
A new 2017 law provides for a Class “B” felony of bus hijacking for the use of force or violence of any type on a bus.

Any intimidation, threat, assault, or battery with the intent to commit a hi-jacking with the use of a deadly and dangerous weapon […]

Is Miranda Required in Traffic Stops?

By |January 23rd, 2017|

By Dee Wampler
Miranda v. Arizona warnings are not necessary during questioning pursuant to a routine traffic stop and statements made during a non-custodial traffic stop are admissible into evidence.

Roadside detentions may only last for a time necessary to conduct a reasonable investigation which includes “asking for the driver’s license, requesting the driver to sit […]

The Requirement to “Knock and Announce”

By |January 10th, 2017|

By: Dee Wampler

When does “knock and announce” not apply?
The Fourth Amendment requires all police3 officers “knock and announce” their identity and purpose entry into your house or apartment even with a search warrant.¹
The “no-knock entry” is always present in felony drug cases, especially where there is an extremely high risk of serious, if not deadly […]

New Gun Laws in 2017

By |January 9th, 2017|

By: Dee Wampler

New gun laws are changing the landscape for self-defense
The new Missouri constitutional-carry law (2017) provides:

Removes the permitting requirement for carrying a concealed weapon (with a few exceptions);
Expands the state’s existing Castle Doctrine to include guests such as babysitters, who now can defend the property as if it is their own;
Individuals who carry concealed […]