Cyber Harassment and Internet Defamation

By |April 26th, 2017|

Cyber Harassment and Internet Defamation
By: Dee Wampler
Missouri law prohibits knowingly communicating a threat to another person if it frightens, intimidates, or causes emotional distress. You cannot use course language, offensive to one’s “average sensibility” that puts another person in reasonable apprehension of offensive physical conduct, contact, or harm.
Court decisions are sorting out just how far […]

Profiling in Our Airports

By |April 17th, 2017|

Profiling in Our Airports
By: Dee Wampler
When Andrew Sokolow approached a United Airlines counter he aroused immediate suspicion. He acted nervous, plunked $2100 from a bulging wad of bills to buy roundtrip tickets, he did not check his luggage but chose to carry it on board. He used an assumed name and stayed in Miami only […]

Stalking: Too Close For Comfort

By |April 10th, 2017|

Stalking: Too Close For Comfort
By: Dee Wampler
A person commits the crime of stalking if they, through their course of conduct, harass or follow another person with the intent of harassing that person. It is unlawful to make credible threats, especially if there is a course of conduct. Especially forbidden would be a person 21 years […]

The Privacy of Cell Phones

By |April 5th, 2017|

The Privacy of Cell Phones

By:  Dee Wampler
Police are not permitted to search through the digital data of your mobile phone just because you may be on probation.  The government may have the right to search your “property” at any time as a condition of your probation.

A probationer’s acceptance of a “search waivers” in a probation agreement doesn’t […]

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 Sodomy Case: Attorney Dee Wampler representing Cole

By |March 2nd, 2017|

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

Urine Or You’re Out

By |March 2nd, 2017|

URINE OR YOU’RE OUT
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|

WHAT IS A BULLY?
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 for […]

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 […]