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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.

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.

Being Charged with Endangering a Child

May 5th, 2017

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A Missouri woman was recently charged with endangering the life of a child when she sought no medical treatment during her pregnancy, used meth while she was pregnant, did not hospitalize the child when the child refused to eat, and secretly buried the child after it passed away.

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 www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

No Warrants to Search the Internet

April 24th, 2017

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Missouri courts have ruled that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy when you make things public by posting them online.  Since you do not have an expectation of privacy on the internet, a warrant is not needed to search the items you posted on the internet, including software that looks for child photography and IP addresses that accessed the pornography.

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 www.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.

No Warrants Needed for Items in Plain View

April 5th, 2017

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A recent Missouri court case has held that law enforcement does not need a warrant for items that are found in plain view.  This case teaches Missouri residents that they should always keep a clean and tidy house.

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

Riding in a Stolen Car

March 30th, 2017

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A Missouri court has recently ruled that simply riding as a passenger in a stolen car is not a criminal act.  In order to possess a stolen vehicle, the person must have operated or driven the vehicle at some point.  Simply riding in a vehicle is not enough evidence to convict a person.

If you have legal troubles, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Don’t Run at Someone with a Stick

March 7th, 2017

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Don’t Run at Someone with a Stick

A Missouri man who ran at another person holding a long stick was found guilty of attempting to cause harm to a person with a dangerous instrument.

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.

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.

Lee’s Summit Man Convicted of Mortgage Fraud

March 1st, 2017

mortgage fraud

A Lee’s Summit man was recently convicted of mortgage fraud for stealing $3.7 million dollars.  Albert Roberts was sentenced to four (4) years in prison without parole and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1.9 million dollars.  If you have been charged with a crime, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.