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What is a License Suspension in Missouri?

Posted by Matthew Russell on Feb 20, 2018 10:00:03 AM

A driver’s license suspension is the temporary withdrawal of a driving privilege imposed by the Missouri Department of Revenue. The normal length of suspensions are thirty (30), sixty (60), or ninety (90) days. How long you are going to be suspended is dependent on the number of times you have been suspended in the past or by specific statute for a certain alleged crime (like Driving While Intoxicated).

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Topics: License Suspension and Revocation, DWI, Criminal Defense Attorney

Caught Red Handed. Now what? The FAQs of Criminal Stealing cases

Posted by Matthew Russell on Feb 8, 2018 7:38:32 AM

So you were having a moment and you messed up. Maybe you couldn’t afford something you really, really wanted or maybe you just simply felt you could get away with it? Either way, you were caught and now you’re in a mess that will need to be dealt with. This article isn’t meant to shame you. After all, we’ve all done bad things from time to time as humans, but knowing how to handle your stealing conviction is important. Listed below are a few basic FAQs on stealing charges. Use these to help you make the best decision for your case.

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Topics: Criminal Defense Attorney, Felony

Do I need to be in Court?

Posted by Matthew Russell on Dec 7, 2017 5:59:43 PM

We are going to have to figure out which category you belong in before we can answer your question. The categories are: if you do not have an attorney, if you have an attorney other than MRD Lawyers, and if we are your attorneys. The answer is going to vary based on which category you belong in.

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Topics: Criminal Defense Attorney

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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