Cursing and Recording Police Officers

Cursing and Recording Police Officers
By: Dee Wampler
State and Federal law strongly support freedom of speech but officers may not use force to stifle unwelcome criticism.
Recording police activity and engaging in public protests is fundamentally a […]

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Watch What You Post On Facebook

Watch What You Post On Facebook
By Dee Wampler
Brian Dutcher stated on Facebook that he was going to kill former President Barack Obama and was convicted of making a credible threat even though he only had […]

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The Automobile Exception

The Automobile Exception
By: Dee Wampler
The mobility of automobiles creates circumstances of an emergency or “exigency” that, as a necessity, rigorous enforcement of the warrant requirement is impossible since the expectation of privacy with respect to […]

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Cyber Harassment and Internet Defamation

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 […]

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Profiling in Our Airports

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 […]

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Stalking: Too Close For Comfort

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 […]

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The Privacy of Cell Phones

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” […]

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The cost of a DWI in Greene County with Scott Pierson

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 […]

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Dee Wampler and Joseph S. Passanise honored as ‘Best Lawyers’

Law Offices of Dee Wampler and Joseph S. Passanise honored as ‘Best Lawyers’

Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise have been recognized again as “Best Lawyers” and the firm has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” […]

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Update on Open Carry Law

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 […]

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Springfield Sodomy Case: Attorney Dee Wampler representing Cole

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 […]

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Urine Or You’re Out

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 […]

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What Is A Bully?

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, […]

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

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 […]

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Business Spotlight: The Wampler Enigma

The Wampler Enigma: Where It All Began
The Springfield Business Journal’s piece on Dee Wampler, his history, and the success of The Law Offices of Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise. The article explains how the criminal […]

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Etiquette On a Bus

Crime on a bus is charged differently
By Dee Wampler
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, […]

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The Requirement to “Knock and Announce”

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” […]

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PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT: Mr. Wampler Demands Gavin Devic’s Record be Cleared

Gavin Devic has an outstanding and nearly perfect school record and accomplishments for a 17 year old high school student. He is an example of what we all hope and pray for our young people […]

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New Gun Laws in 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 […]

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Constitutional Carry: Update on Gun Laws

Our Changing Constitutional Carry: Update on Gun Laws
By: Dee Wampler
Our new gun law (2017) expands Missouri’s existing Castle Doctrine in which you can now “stand your ground,” wherever you have a legal right to be, […]

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Illegal Aliens Can Have Guns

By: Dee Wampler

The Second Amendment blankets more than just citizens
Mariano Meza-Rodriguez, a citizen of Mexico, was arrested in August 2013, carrying a .22 caliber cartridge. He was arrested after causing armed disturbances at several bars. […]

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Ghosts of Ferguson Doesn’t Scare High Court

By: Dee Wampler

Unconstitutional detention can lead to Constitutional searches
An officer’s lack of reasonable suspicion to stop a pedestrian doesn’t taint evidence gained in a search conducted after the officer has discovered that the person has […]

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Officer May Not Grab Car Keys

When does an officer overstep his bounds?
By: Dee Wampler
An officer with the Kansas City Police Department observed a vehicle enter an intersection and act suspiciously. The license plate was called in and the vehicle was […]

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Photos: Mr. Wampler and Mr. Passanise take questions outside the Greene County Courthouse

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Why Beerfest is Important to Us

It’s that time of the year again in Springfield; Ozarks Beerfest is this Saturday. Each year we look forward to this afternoon of watching live music and eating delicious food, all while sampling the wide […]

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Bill Cosby and Prior Bad Acts

The admissibility of prior bad acts complicates Bill Cosby’s defense
By: Dee Wampler
There are now thirteen women that want to testify to the same thing – that comedian Bill Cosby gave them a pill (or some […]

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The Blue Wall of Silence

The Blue Wall of Silence stands between corrupt officers and the public
By: Dee Wampler
The “blue wall of silence”, known as the “blue code” or “blue shield”, denotes an unwritten rule that exists among a tiny […]

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Know Your Constitutional Rights!

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Nixon’s Veto Overridden: Conceal and Carry Expanded

By: Dee Wampler
The Missouri General Assembly has voted to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a gun bill that will expand concealed carry in the state and expand our rules for legal use of force. […]

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Increased Use of Body Cameras

Body cameras are becoming expected, and they produce results
By: Dee Wampler
When Micah Johnson recently went on a shooting rampage in Dallas, body cameras by police were rolling with 170 hours of video of the mayhem. […]

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Missouri: Stopped for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Tips

Stopped for a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Missouri?
4 Helpful Tips

It is common knowledge that Missouri has presumption that a driver is impaired if they have a blood alcohol content (BAC) limit above 0.08. It […]

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Can You Get Rid Of That Old DWI? Yes, It Is Time To Expunge Your Record.

Has it been 10 years since your DWI?  If so, then it’s time to get your DWI expunged.

What is expungement?          

Expungement is the process of closing records of an arrest, criminal conviction and/or finding […]

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Joseph Passanise Selected As A Super Lawyer for the Tenth Year

Joseph S. Passanise has been selected to be featured on the 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list. This will mark the tenth year Mr. Passanise has been selected to this prestigious list for his […]

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The NADC Recognizes Joseph S. Passanise as Top One Percent in 2015

For more information, please visit this link: Joseph Passanise Press Release

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Joseph S. Passanise recognized by BestLawyers.com

Joseph S. Passanise has been recognized by BestLawyers.com as the 2014-15 Springfield, MO Criminal Defense: White-Collar “Lawyer of the Year.”

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Joseph S. Passanise has been given a 10.0 Superb rating AVVO online legal review

Joseph S. Passanise has been given a 10.0 Superb rating AVVO online legal review in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI and Federal Crime.

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Joseph S. Passanise has been elected a fellow to the American Board of Criminal Lawyers

Joseph S. Passanise has been elected a fellow in the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL).

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News with Missouri State Law regarding Expungement

Many of our clients were convicted of crimes years ago, and to this day, the consequences follow them. Sometimes this comes in the form of a denied job, other times it is simply a rain cloud […]

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