I had insurance information in my car but it was expired by only a few days and we had new cards back at my house. Do I go up to the court house to solve this or can I call them?
Call the court clerk and ask if they have issued a warrant yet. It's very likely they have not issued a warrant and have continued your court date until next month. Ask the court clerk if you can come in and bring proof of insurance. Some courts allow defendants to bring proof of insurance to the court clerk and they will dismiss the ticket, while other courts require the defendant to appear in court to show the judge proof of insurance. If you don't want to appear in court, or if there is a warrant, you can hire an attorney to take care of everything for you.See question
My wife was arrested about 4 weeks ago for petty theft stemming from july and august. 3 counts of petty theft. All three of the item equaled to about 15 dollars. She used the self checkout and the pictures the police showed her were of her scanni...
You can't prevent the Prosecutor from charging her. If she got caught shoplifting 20 separate times, she will face 20 separate shoplifting charges. She needs to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent her in court if she wants to avoid jail time. The maximum penalty in Missouri for each incident of misdemeanor (under $500) shoplifting (also called petty theft, petty larceny, or stealing) is 1 year in jail and $1,000 fine. Make sure the attorney you hire to represent her is experienced in defending shoplifting cases in the courts where your wife's cases are being prosecuted.See question
i was issued a STAY from the child support office on dec 5 2012. received a a driving while suspended ticket on dec 12 2012. with an active STAY. first court date i plead guilty to the other tickets (which i took care of before the court date) and...
Yes, I have had many people over the years call me about their Driving While Suspended tickets that were issued while they had a valid stay of suspension. I suggest you contact a traffic law attorney to help you with this.See question
I am currently on Felony probabtion for 5 years for my drug felony. I served 30 days in county over summer & have been out since. I haven't had any dirtys, missed or rescheduled my appointments. This is my first violation & it's from shoplifting...
Yes, your probation could be revoked and the judge could sentence you for the felony because you violated probation by breaking the law (check your probation conditions, but I'm guessing "not breaking any laws" was a condition of your probation). There will be a hearing before the judge, who could decide to revoke probation & sentence you, so I strongly recommend that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you at the hearing. Hopefully, your attorney can convince the judge to just extend your probation period and give you another chance.See question
I was caught smoking in my dorm room. I flushed the weed but an officer talked to me and he said he wouldn't charge me for it. They confiscated two small pipes. I was given a ticket that says "Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia." I am a first t...
Yes, having a drug conviction on your permanent criminal record can affect your eligibility for federal student loans. In addition, having a drug conviction will prevent you from getting a job or renting an apartment. Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.See question
My son went out with a few friends. The kid he was with was drinking and asked my son(who was sober) to drive. My son doesn't have his liscence yet. He crashed the truck and rolled it...no other vehicle was involved. They left the scene and a few ...
Yes, your son can be charged with leaving the scene of an accident. You need to hire a traffic law attorney to represent him as soon as possible.See question
I am curious as to if I should wait for one or not. Some lawyers online say yes and others no.
No, the court will not send any notification once the probation is completed. If it's in circuit court, you can check casenet online, but most municipal courts don't report case information online so you would have to call the court clerk to confirm that your case has been closed after you successfully complete probation.See question
They say it's a felony amount I have never been on jail and this is my first time doing anything wrong . I feel really stupid . will they charge me with a felony or will it just be a fine please help. How long will it take for me to hear from them
It will not be just a fine if you are charged with felony stealing.
If you can prove you are indigent, you may be able to get a public defender to represent you. If not, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you.See question
The police are saying they were given permission to search my 17 year old sons vehicle and they were not given permission to do so, and they searched anyways, my son has a witness that says he did not give them permission
Yes, it's possible to get a change of venue.
Unfortunately for your son, his witness (which was probably a friend of his who was a passenger in his car) won't have much credibility in court (because he's your son's friend), in comparison with the credibility of the police officer who will testify that your son consented to the search.
If the police officer smelled marijuana, he can search the vehicle without the driver's consent. There are other reasons for a legal search of a vehicle without consent, but that is the most common scenario that comes to mind when dealing with marijuana cases.
Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent your son if you want to help him avoid having a marijuana possession conviction on his permanent criminal record. .See question
I was driving no Plates just expired
Yes, in Missouri it's illegal to drive without insurance. If you plead guilty to "Driving Without Insurance," 4 points will be added to your driving record, and your car insurance rates could increase. If you accumulate 8 points within 18 months, your license will be suspended for 30 days (if it's your first suspension). I suggest you hire a traffic law attorney to represent you if you want to avoid points being added to your driving record.See question