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DUI Probable Cause

April 11th, 2018

Missouri courts have stated that the smell of alcohol, watery eyes, and mumbling speech is enough to support a finding of probable cause to believe that a driver was intoxicated.  Before demanding a chemical test, a police officer must read certain rights to the driver.

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

Former Jackson County Prosecutor May Lose his Law License

March 12th, 2018

Mike Sanders, a Jackson County former prosecutor, is now a convicted felon for converting campaign funds for personal use, including trips to Napa Valley, buying wine, and paying his income taxes.

Now that Mike Sanders is a convicted felon, he could lose his law license.

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

Kansas Payday Lender Goes to Jail for 16 Years

February 22nd, 2018

A Leawood businessman, Scott Tucker, is going to jail for 16 years and 8 months for operating an illegal payday loan business.  Mr. Tucker was convicted of 14 criminal counts related to a $2 billion payday loan business.  If you believe you are the victim of payday loans, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Oklahoma Prosecutor Resigns for Giving Probation to Blind Man

February 15th, 2018

An Oklahoma prosecutor has resigned after he gave a blind man probation for raping and sodomizing a 13 year old Texas girl at a church camp.  The blind man did not receive any jail time.

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

Shooting the Wrong Police Car is not a Defense

January 30th, 2018

Aiming at a police car but shooting a different police car is not a defense to the crime of assaulting an officer.

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Missouri Issues New Rules on Expungements

January 22nd, 2018

An expungement is when you ask a court to remove a conviction or guilty plea of a crime from your criminal record.  Missouri has issued new rules on expungements.  First, there is now a $250 filing fee.   Second, only the following crimes can be expunged: (1) any felony or misdemeanor offense of writing a bad check, (2) any felony or misdemeanor offense of fraudulently using a credit device, and (3) other offenses.  Third, the following crimes cannot be expunged: (1) Class A felonies, (2) Dangerous felonies, (3) Sex offenses, (4) Crimes resulting in a death, (5) Felony assault, and (6) other offenses.

If you are looking into a Missouri expungement and want someone to talk to, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Former NBA Player Kermit Washington Pleads Guilty to Charity Fraud

December 20th, 2017

The former NBA player, Kermit Washington, famous for punching another player while on the court, has pled guilty to diverting money to his own bank account when the funds were meant for an African charity that he managed.  He was 66 years old when he pled guilty to making a false statement on a tax return and aggravated identity theft.

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

Liberty Attorney Found Guilty of Obstruction of Justice

December 12th, 2017

Robert Young II, a 48 year old attorney from Liberty, Missouri, was convicted of obstruction of justice for stealing money that was meant for restitution.  According to the court records, Mr. Young stole approximately $62,000 in restitution money meant for the government.

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

IRS Refuses Money from Disgraced Attorney

December 8th, 2017

A Texas attorney, who is facing up to 20 years in a federal prison, tried to pay the IRS $82,400 towards his back taxes.  However, the IRS refused the money because the IRS believes the attorney stole the money from his law office’s trust account, which holds money that belongs to his clients.

If you have been charged with a crime or owe taxes to the IRS, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Lawyer Jailed for 18 Months for Defrauding NFL Players

September 27th, 2017

A former Chicago attorney has been sentenced to 18 months for orchestrating a tax fraud scheme that defrauded millions of taxes from the IRS and financially harmed NFL players.

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.