Cyber Harassment and Internet Defamation

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:25+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Legal News|

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 [...]

Profiling in Our Airports

By | 2017-04-17T14:59:04+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Legal News|

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 [...]

Stalking: Too Close For Comfort

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:25+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Legal News|

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 [...]

The Privacy of Cell Phones

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:25+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Legal News|

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.[1] A probationer’s acceptance of a “search waivers” in a [...]

The cost of a DWI in Greene County with Scott Pierson

By | 2017-03-29T16:51:42+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Firm News, Legal News|

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 [...]

Update on Open Carry Law

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:25+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Legal News|

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 [...]

Springfield Sodomy Case: Attorney Dee Wampler representing Cole

By | 2017-03-29T16:46:11+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Firm News, Legal News|

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 [...]

Urine Or You’re Out: Warant-less Urine Tests

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:25+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Legal News|

A recent court decision considered a DWI refusal statute in Minnesota, and the court considered whether police officers could obtain a warrant-less 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 caused by a warrant-less urine test is greater [...]

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

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:26+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Firm News, Legal News|

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 [...]