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 Lee’s Summit Man Pleads Guilty to Making Fake Driver’s Licenses

September 25th, 2017


According to the Lee’s Summit Tribune, 27 year old Tracy Ford pled guilty to having over 2,300 copies of counterfeit Missouri driver’s licenses and counterfeit hardware.
If you have been charged with a crime, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

 

Homeless Cats

August 28th, 2017

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Your local cat lady may actually not be as crazy as you think. In 2011, Jan Van Dusen beat the IRS in a case over whether she could claim a deduction for providing foster care for stray and feral cats. She was a volunteer for an approved charity called Fix Our Ferals and she spent significant amounts caring for the cats in her home.

Critical to her victory was that she performed the services in conjunction with the charity and she performed volunteer work for the charity.

The case was heralded as a victory for animal rescuers, but ultimately Van Dusen was a loser as the City of Oakland raided her home and found many of her 100 cats to be suffering from disease and parasite infestation. She was then charged and convicted for animal cruelty, so perhaps your first instinct about crazy cat ladies was correct after all.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime or having tax issues, give us a call at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Attacking a Cop is a Costly Dangerous Felony

August 10th, 2017

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Missouri law requires that a person serve 85% of their sentence if they are convicted of a dangerous felony.   Assaulting a police officer is considered a dangerous felony and therefore, if convicted of the crime, you may not be eligible for parole for a while.

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

Drugs and Alcohol Can Be a Thing of Your Past

July 19th, 2017

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A Missouri man was recently granted a license to be a real estate salesperson despite having previous convictions for a DUI, possession of marijuana, and an unlawful use of a firearm.

If you need help clearing up your criminal past, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

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.