In the Supreme Court case Missouri vs. Frye, the court created a general rule that holds that defense attorneys have the duty to communicate formal offers from the prosecution to accept a plea on terms and conditions that may be favorable to the accused. Importantly, the defendant also has a right to a new hearing […]
What is the difference between SIS and SES Probation in the State of Missouri?
In the State of Missouri when a defendant pleads guilty to or is convicted of a criminal offense the Court can choose to place the defendant on probation. This article is not meant to explain all the information involved with probation in Missouri, but rather explain what is the difference between SIS and SES probation? […]
Watch out for these lesser known traffic laws: Headlight and windshield wiper law, yield to emergency vehicles and texting while driving
Inclement Weather: Turn on Wipers, Turn on Lights Under the headlight and windshield wiper law, drivers in Missouri are required to run their headlights whenever they are driving through rain, sleet or snow that requires the use of their windshield wipers. This law achieves two things; (1) it makes it easier for others to see […]
Something to think about prior to contacting a Traffic Ticket Attorney
This may surprise you but most people don’t know an attorney personally and more than likely not a traffic ticket attorney. So, if and when you get a traffic ticket, how will you go about picking not just a lawyer who can help you out but the best lawyer that can help you fight your […]