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How is it Legal for a Florissant Municipal Cop to Arrest me in a Different City in St. Louis County?

Living in and around the St. Louis area, we are all quite familiar with what seems like countless little cities here and there. They run into each like a gerrymandered jigsaw puzzle. Driving the length of I-170, I-270 or I-64/40 one passes through 10 or more municipalities, most with their own police departments patrolling their streets.

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Challenging a DWI Breathalyzer Refusal Revocation

If you arrested for a suspected Driving While Intoxicated after you refused a breathalyzer, then your license will be confiscated by the police. Following your arrest, you will be given an Alcohol/Drug Chemical Test Notice of Revocation (Missouri Form DOR-4323) notifying you of the revocation of your driver's license for one year, and a 15-Day Temporary Driving Permit.

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How can my Friends and I all be Charged with Possession of one Joint?

A common question many clients ask their Criminal Defense Attorneys is how they and their friends could all be charged with Possession of Marijuana where there was only one joint in the car?

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How do you know if you have a Claim for Hostile Work Environment in St. Louis County?

I often receive phone calls from people living and working in St. Louis County who ask me if they have a claim for work discrimination because of a hostile work environment. Sometimes the source of their discrimination is a boss while other times it is a coworker. Occasionally the cause of the hostile work environment is a customer making lewd comments or otherwise harassing the employee.

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What Can I Expect for A First DUI in Missouri? – 6 Questions to Ask

You were just arrested for a first time DUI, your mind is racing now about how this happened and all the possible bad consequences that go along with a DUI. You start wondering “what is going to happen to me?”, “can I go to jail for a first time DUI?”, “am I going to lose my license?”, “how much is this going to cost me?”, and “what can I do?”

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Congress makes Mountian out of Molehill in Order to "Save" the ADA

Senator Orin Hatch is geared up to take on evil "plaintiff lawyers [who] have exploited vulnerabilities in the ADA". These lawyers have purportedly sent individuals into stores and other small businesses in order to exploit minor violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Some even strong-arming small businesses who didn't even realize they were committing a violation.

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The Supreme Court Closes the Courthouse Doors on Religious School Teachers

Recently the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrisey-Berru, and St. James School v. Biel. Each case was brought before the court appealing losses in the Ninth Circuit.

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Charged with a Felony What Happens now? - Part Five

This is the Fifth and final Part of a series of Blog Posts, Charged with a Felony What Happens Now? You can find Part One here, Part Two here, Part Three here, and Part Four here.

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Supreme Court Ruling Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Transsexual Status

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, et al, in which it unequivocally clarified that the Title VII protection against sex-based discrimination also applies to sexual orientation or transsexual status.

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The Municipal Courts of St. Louis

As I previously explained here, Missouri has several layers of courts established to oversee various violations of law. Some courts, such as the Circuit Court and its Associate divisions have jurisdiction over any criminal charges, but especially felony charges which must be filed here.

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