The cost of a DWI in Greene County with Scott Pierson

By | 2018-01-31T21:22:04+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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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The Requirement to “Knock and Announce”

By | 2017-09-08T13:50:53+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Legal News|

When does "knock and announce" not apply? The Fourth Amendment requires all police 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 [...]

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New Gun Laws in 2017

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:26+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Legal News|

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 [...]

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Constitutional Carry: Update on Gun Laws

By | 2018-01-31T21:34:36+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Legal News|

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, should you be threatened with serious or deadly force. It eliminates current requirements requiring Missouri citizens to obtain training, education, background checks, and permits in order to carry a [...]

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