Tag Archives: Criminal Law

DUI Probable Cause

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 … Continue reading

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Former Jackson County Prosecutor May Lose his Law License

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 … Continue reading

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Kansas Payday Lender Goes to Jail for 16 Years

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 … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Prosecutor Resigns for Giving Probation to Blind Man

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 … Continue reading

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Shooting the Wrong Police Car is not a Defense

Aiming at a police car but shooting a different police car is not a defense to the crime of assaulting an officer. If you have been charged with a crime and need legal representation, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 … Continue reading

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Missouri Issues New Rules on Expungements

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 … Continue reading

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Former NBA Player Kermit Washington Pleads Guilty to Charity Fraud

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 … Continue reading

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Liberty Attorney Found Guilty of Obstruction of Justice

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 … Continue reading

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IRS Refuses Money from Disgraced Attorney

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 … Continue reading

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Lawyer Jailed for 18 Months for Defrauding NFL Players

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 … Continue reading

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