How Soon Can I Petition for an Expungement After a Conviction?

Petitioning for a Fresh Start   Missouri’s expungement law has recently undergone significant revisions. Among the changes is the period you must wait before you can file your petition. People who’ve heard about the recent changes are eager to benefit from them, as significantly more people are now eligible for expungements. But many don’t realize … Continue reading How Soon Can I Petition for an Expungement After a Conviction?

Drugged Driving: Proving Intoxication Without a Legal Limit in DUID Cases

Legal Standards   The courts regularly use BAC test results to prove intoxication in DWI and DUI cases. You could be convicted of DWI if your BAC was at or above the legal threshold for intoxication (.08%). But you can also be convicted of a DWI for drugged driving or driving under the influence of … Continue reading Drugged Driving: Proving Intoxication Without a Legal Limit in DUID Cases

Top Tips to Protect Your Rights in an Insurance Claim

Fighting Big Insurance Insurance policyholders have certain rights, protected under both state and federal law. Protecting those rights is the key to a fair outcome when filing an insurance claim. But many policyholders don’t thoroughly understand their rights and thus are at risk of having them violated. To protect your rights when filing an insurance … Continue reading Top Tips to Protect Your Rights in an Insurance Claim

5 Tips for Your First Court Appearance After an Arrest

Typically, your first court appearance after an arrest will be your arraignment. Your arraignment may take place within a day or two if you’re in custody or a few weeks if you’ve been released. No matter the situation, it’s essential to prepare for your first court appearance. If you’ve never been charged with a crime, … Continue reading 5 Tips for Your First Court Appearance After an Arrest

How Does the Missouri Driving Point System Work?

Driving Point Policies Many states maintain driving point systems that assess points for specific violations. Those points are then used to prompt disciplinary action. The Department of Revenue oversees Missouri’s driving point system. The Department of Revenue (DOR) adds points to your driving record when you are convicted of a moving violation. Moving violations are … Continue reading How Does the Missouri Driving Point System Work?