MRD Lawyers

Should You Blow if you get pulled over for a DWI?

Posted by Matthew Russell on Jun 8, 2016 4:32:11 PM

As a DWI Defense Attorney, the most common question I get asked is: “Should I blow?” Of course, I never give a straight answer. There are way too many variables. I know what I would do, but I am my own boss and I am never going to fire myself over a DWI. Would your boss fire you? I don’t know. Why would you give them evidence to use against you? That is what you are doing by giving a breath sample. 

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Topics: DWI

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) - First Offense Penalties

Posted by Matthew Russell on May 4, 2016 2:29:58 PM

A first time Missouri Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) case will be charged as a Class B misdemeanor in State Court. This will be true whether you were intoxicated by alcohol, drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol.

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Topics: DWI, Misdemeanors

What is a Class A Felony in the State of Missouri?

Posted by Matthew Russell on Apr 26, 2016 5:58:37 PM

The Class A Felony is the highest level of classification of crime in the State of Missouri. This is the highest of the high, the most serious level of crime.

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Topics: Felony

What do you wear to Court as a Defendant in a Criminal Case?

Posted by Matthew Russell on Apr 20, 2016 5:32:24 PM


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Topics: Criminal Defense Attorney

Five things to look for in a Great DWI Attorney

Posted by Matthew Russell on Jan 4, 2016 12:37:20 PM

1. Hire Former Greene County Prosecutors.

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Topics: DWI

Will People be able to see my Criminal Case online?

Posted by Matthew Russell on Dec 29, 2015 3:36:37 PM

I get this question Every. Single. Day. Look, I get it, you are embarrassed about what you are going through. You do not want people to know about that DWI that you are dealing with. Or that Misdemeanor Assault. You do not want your employer to find out about it and you certainly do not want your Mom finding it. So, will they see it?

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Topics: Felony, Arrest

What is a Probation Violation Hearing and am I going to Prison?

Posted by Matthew Russell on Dec 15, 2015 11:34:40 AM

Your lawyer knocked it out of the park. Homerun! He managed to get you probation on a really hard case. You were extremely happy. I bet even your attorney was pretty happy. That does not happen every day. If your attorney was anything like me, his or her last words to you were probably “just stay out of trouble, they have a hammer hanging over your head!”

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Who is in Charge of YOUR Criminal Defense?

Posted by Matthew Russell on Dec 4, 2015 12:14:49 PM

Maybe I should not do this, but I say to my clients: “You are my boss. I give you advice, you decide if you want to follow it.” The reason that I say that maybe I should not do this is because I have worked with and for several other attorneys. I am not sure I have worked with one that has this philosophy.

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Topics: Insider

What can you do to help your Criminal Case?

Posted by Matthew Russell on Dec 1, 2015 3:42:43 PM

You are going to find that when you hire me, I will be sending you a lot of paperwork. So start a file to keep all of these legal documents in one place!

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Topics: Insider

Be Careful who you talk to about your Criminal Case

Posted by Matthew Russell on Nov 13, 2015 10:51:20 AM

I have two children: Alexander, 5 years old and Nicholas, 3 years old. If you go to my Facebook page, you will find that they are pretty much the center of my life. Alex came into this world with me sprinting down the Emergency Room hallway to the operating room watching the Doctor (who I still would hug today if I saw him) yanking my wife left and right on the operating table in the middle of an emergency C-Section. He had managed to wrap the umbilical cord around his neck twice and was being choked to death.

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