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The Crime of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

June 5th, 2017

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In order to be convicted of financial exploitation of the elderly, a person must deprive the elderly of property by deception.  Convincing an elderly person to give you a loan without having any real plans of repaying the loan can be sufficient to be charged with financially exploiting the elderly.

If you have been charged with a crime and need legal help, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Don’t Remake Breaking Bad

April 21st, 2017

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A Missouri defendant was recently found guilty of possessing methamphetamine when he was found at a mobile home used to make meth, he was found near the location where the meth was being packaged, and he possessed other drugs.

If you have been charged with a crime and need to speak to an attorney, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Cannot Claim Ineffective Assistance of Counsel when You Represent Yourself

March 6th, 2017

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A Missouri defendant represented himself in his criminal trial.  After he lost, he attempted to appeal his guilty verdict citing ineffective assistance of counsel.  Missouri courts have ruled that, when you represent yourself voluntarily, you cannot claim ineffective assistance of counsel.

If you have been charged with a crime and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.hoorfarlaw.com.

Stop Stealing Cows

February 7th, 2017

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A Missouri man was convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor for stealing livestock.  If you have been charged with a crime, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Stealing Nothing is Still Stealing

January 30th, 2017

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Missouri courts have held that the crime of stealing involves taking property that is not yours.  It does not matter if the property is valuable or has no value.

If you have been charged with a crime and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.hoorfarlaw.com.

Crime Doesn’t Pay……Not Even for Financial Advisors

November 21st, 2016

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A financial advisor in Edina, Minnesota pled guilty to taking $220,000 from an elderly client who suffered a stroke.  For pleading guilty, he was sentenced to 41 months in prison because it was alleged that the financial advisor stole money from the elderly client, including using their Social Security Number to take money from the client’s annuity.

If you have been accused of a crime, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Elements for the Crime of Enticing a Minor

December 23rd, 2015

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In order to be convicted of enticing a minor, the state needs to show that the defendant made a substantial step toward meeting the minor. The fact that no minor existed, or that a time and place for the meeting had not been set, makes no difference. If you or someone you know has been charged with this crime, contact us at 816-524-4949.

Dangerous Fists

November 17th, 2014

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Missouri courts have stated that a person’s hands or fists do not constitute a dangerous instrument or weapon. This means that a person should not be charged with a criminal action involving an armed weapon if the person only used their hands or fists.  If you have been charged with a crime, contact our office at 816-524-4949.