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.
Toys R’ Us to Close 180 Stores
February 8th, 2018
Toys R’ Us has announced that it will close approximately 180 stores as part of their bankruptcy reorganization. At the time of filing for bankruptcy, Toys R’ Us had over $5 billion in debt. If you are a business owner that is struggling financially, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Failing to Disclose a $46,000 Diamond Ring in Bankruptcy is Fraud
February 6th, 2018
In bankruptcy, you must disclose all of your assets. An Idaho couple failed to disclose a $46,000 diamond ring because the wife had thrown it in a lake when she discovered that her husband had been unfaithful. Failure to disclose assets in a bankruptcy can result in all of your debts coming back to haunt you and possible jail time. If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy and need someone to talk to, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Lee’s Summit Car Dealership Closes Among Allegations
February 5th, 2018
Rocky Mehrraffie and Auto Enterprise has closed its used car dealership in Lee’s Summit. At the time of the closure, the dealership was accused of selling vehicles without titles and selling vehicles that had been in a flood. If you believe that you have been taken advantage of and would like to chat with an attorney, 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.
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.
Getting Rid of Student Loans in Bankruptcy
January 17th, 2018
It is very difficult, almost impossible, to discharge student loans in a bankruptcy. In order to do so, you must meet the three prong Brunner test. Part of this test is that you must have made a good-faith effort to repay your student loans, including using your retirement funds to repay the loans.
If you have issues with student loans and would like to speak to an attorney, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Cumulus Media Files for Bankruptcy
January 11th, 2018
The Atlanta based radio company Cumulus Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. At the time of filing, Cumulus Media had approximately $2.4 billion in debt.
If you have a company that is in financial trouble and would like someone to talk to, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Lee’s Summit Man Convicted of Owning a Street Sweeper
November 30th, 2017
Ronald White Jr. of Lee’s Summit was convicted of owning a street sweeper 12 gauge shotgun that was drum fed. The conviction will land Mr. White ten (10) years in prison.
If you have been charged with a crime and need help, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
September 23rd, 2017
Here is some basic information from the Missouri Bar regarding plea agreements:
What is a Plea Agreement? Sometimes the prosecutor and your lawyer negotiate an agreement to settle your case without a trial. If you agree to plead guilty to a certain charge, then in return the prosecutor agrees to recommend a specified punishment to the judge, which can either be a specific sentence or a recommendation for probation. Your lawyer will advise you whether it is a good idea to agree to the terms of the plea agreement and plead guilty, or whether you should refuse and go ahead with the trial.
Does the Judge Have To Accept The Plea Agreement? NO! The final decision on punishment is up to the judge. However, if the judge refuses to accept the plea agreement, the judge must allow you to withdraw your plea of guilty, and you still have the right to a trial.
Can You Answer “Not Guilty” Even If You Are Guilty? Yes. You are entering a plea, not giving testimony. Under the law, you are presumed to be innocent until you are proven guilty. Furthermore, you have the right to have your case decided by a trial. You may have a trial only if you plead “not guilty.” Your lawyer will advise you about whether you should plead “guilty” or “not guilty,” but the final decision is up to you.
Connecticut is Drowning in Debt
August 29th, 2017
The state of Connecticut may be looking at huge spending cute to education and other spending areas unless they can offload some debt. Currently, the state faces a $3.5 billion deficit over the next two years.
If you are drowning in debt like Connecticut, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.