Illegal Aliens Can Have Guns

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:26+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Legal News|

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. After a foot chase, they apprehended him and patted him down turning up a loaded weapon. Video Surveillance [...]

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Ghosts of Ferguson Doesn’t Scare High Court

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:26+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Legal News|

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 a valid arrest warrant. (Somewhat similar to the arrest of Michael Brown.)¹ In June, 2016, the U.S. Supreme [...]

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Officer May Not Grab Car Keys

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:26+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Legal News|

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 stolen. He followed the vehicle but lost sight of it, proceeded to drive up and down nearby streets [...]

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Bill Cosby and Prior Bad Acts

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:27+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Legal News|

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 other intoxicant) sometimes hidden at the bottom of a fizzy glass of champagne, a glass of wine, or [...]

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The Blue Wall of Silence

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:27+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Legal News|

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 minority of law officers not to report a colleague's errors, misconduct, or crimes. If questioned about an incident [...]

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Nixon’s Veto Overridden: Conceal and Carry Expanded

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:27+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Legal News|

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. It expands Missouri's existing Castle Doctrine in which you can now "stand your ground," wherever you have a legal [...]

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Increased Use of Body Cameras

By | 2017-11-05T19:00:27+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Legal News|

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. The footage is now stored in a sophisticated cloud computing system. The major company is Taser International best [...]

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

By | 2017-10-12T18:48:27+00:00 February 6th, 2016|Firm News, Legal News, Uncategorized|

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 of guilt. Expungement thus restoring you to the status you had prior to the incident occurring.  Once the expungement [...]

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News with Missouri State Law regarding Expungement

By | 2018-12-07T21:34:03+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Legal News|

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 of guilt that appears when they have to share a past offense for legal purposes. We understand that mistakes happen.  [...]

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