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John M. Eccher

Saint Louis Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Personal Injury Offer- Car collision with broken foot

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Nima Taradji
    3. John M. Eccher
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Daniel G. Galivan
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    This is absolutely NOT a fair amount, based on my reading of the facts and assumption that $22,000 represents their TOTAL offer to you, rather than $22,000 IN ADDITION TO full compensation of your medical bills. Insurance companies ALWAYS offer unfairly-low offers when they know they're dealing with a victim who's not represented by an attorney. Keep in mind, though, when you consult with an attorney - be it at my firm or another - that an attorney should only be entitled to a percentage of...

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  2. My 18 yr old son recieved his 1st dwi. Don't know what to to

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Matthew David Fry
    2. John M. Eccher
    3. Brandon Rice Roseman
    4. William Jordan Steed III
    5. Kevin H. Pate
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    Coming from a Missouri DWI lawyer, yes, you need to hire a lawyer for your son, for a number of reasons, and I recommend you hire the best that can be afforded because the potential negative impact of this first DWI could end up lasting a lifetime. Contrary to what many defendants are told, including by some lawyers, a plea of guilty or finding of guilt, whether resulting in a conviction or not, will NOT be expunged or "fall off his record" once a period of probation ends or he turns 21....

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  3. What is the best outcome that a lawyer could make happen in greene co. With a dwi?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Eccher
    2. John Clayton Schleiffarth
    3. Matthew David Fry
    4. Frank Mascagni III
    4 lawyer answers

    I've handled and currently do handle a number of DWI cases in Greene County. The prosecutors there typically recommend that you plead guilty to DWI, punishable with a fine and/or jail time, but they agree to suspend most or all of the payment of that fine and/or jail time provided you successfully complete a two-year probation period. However, all is not necessarily lost. Was the checkpoint Constitutional? Did the officer properly administer the field sobriety tests? Was the breath-test...

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  4. What is my claim worth

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Michael Roswold
    2. John M. Eccher
    3. Michael Shemtoub
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You have a seemingly good claim, but unfortunately, the responsible driver's insurance company will absolutely offer a lowball offer. They know that you, without a lawyer, have no recourse if you find the offer to be unacceptable. As such, they'll give an offer that is likely to be significantly less than what they would offer if you were represented by a trial attorney. I say "trial attorney," because the only incentive for that insurance company to pay more is avoidance of a trial. Hire a...

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  5. Is is smart to run from felony drug charges?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Eccher
    2. Robert Edward Caldwell Jr.
    3. Matthew David Fry
    4. Peter Todd Stevenson
    5. Melvin G. Franke
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    It is never smart to run from the law, as the repercussions are generally then more severe than if the defendant stayed and "faced the music." In Franklin County, where my law partner and I practice often, the judges will come down on your brother swiftly and strongly if he ran from the law. Instead, he is far better off hiring the best criminal defense lawyer that practices in the area that he can afford. That lawyer or law firm will be able to work to minimize or eliminate the potential...

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  6. Is $15,000 for an top end dwi attorney resonable? Have any thoughts on Travis Noble?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John M. Eccher
    2. Jeremy Daniel Hollingshead
    3. Keith G Langer
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    5. David Lisle Brengle
    5 lawyer answers

    For a fifth-offense, potential-C-felony DWI, $15,000 is INCREDIBLY reasonable to hire one of the best. We've charged, and I certainly know that Travis has charged, significantly more than that for in similar cases. Don't have any concerns over the price being reasonable for what you're facing. As for thoughts on Travis, you needn't have any concerns there either. As a lawyer, as a person, there's no one out there I'd more highly recommend or trust. No question at all. Travis is worth...

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  7. Charged worth DUI on private property after no fault accident.

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. Daniel Steven Hobart
    2. John M. Eccher
    3. Benjamin S. Faber
    4. Steven Dwight Hardin
    5. Melvin G. Franke
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    I've handled countless similar cases. All you can do now is hire the best DWI defense lawyer you can afford. Do so immediately though, as the clock is ticking to challenge the suspension of your license.

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  8. DWI Misdemeanor or Infraction?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Eccher
    2. Andrea R. Rogers
    3. Anthony Joseph Muhlenkamp
    3 lawyer answers

    A first-offense DWI in a municipal court is considered a "municipal ordinance violation," not a misdemeanor. However, either offense can be used to enhance any subsequent DWI(s) to a more serious offense level and/or cause any subsequent DWI(s) to be punished more severely.

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  9. What is the lightest sentence someone will receive for a second dui with a public defender?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John M. Eccher
    2. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3 lawyer answers

    I and my firm handle an awful lot of DWI cases over in Boone County. What I gather from your question is that you - or someone you know - just picked up a DWI, have one prior, and are trying to decide whether to apply for a public defender or to retain private counsel. First, you may not be eligible for a public defender if you're able to hire you're own attorney. Assuming that you are eligible though, you have to understand how the system works. There are many very good public defenders...

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  10. I need a personal injury lawyer who is aggressive, honest and straightforward in KCMO. Truck driver totaled my vehicle.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Michael Joseph Mohlman
    2. John M. Eccher
    3. Spencer Edward Farris
    4. Josh P Tolin
    5. Sean Michael Patrick
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    While results are one thing, communication is an entirely different issue, and great results can be mitigated in an injury victim's mind when communication with their client, and resulting concerns of care for the case, is unsatisfactory. For just that reason, my office always places communication with and updates to a client at the forefront of our legal practice, especially in personal injuries, as an example. My colleagues are correct - is a great source of information when...

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