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Can a DWI Be Expunged in Missouri?

Although many crimes cannot be expunged in Missouri, a DWI is one of the exceptions. Not only can a DWI be expunged in Missouri, but if a person meets the statutory requirements for expungement, then the court must grant the expungement. This is a major difference from the limited expungements available in other types of criminal cases where the expungement is at the discretion of a judge. The requirements that must be met for a DWI to be expunged are laid out in RSMo Section 577.054, those requirements are:   Ten years must pass from the time of the offense; There...

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St. Louis Criminal Lawyers File Suit Against Police

Two St. Louis criminal defense lawyers and a civil rights attorney have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking compensation for a client due to police and prosecutor misconduct. The criminal case that led to this lawsuit is the local equivalent to the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. Lincoln County police, with the assistance of the Lincoln County prosecutor handling the case, ignored key pieces of evidence that were proof a man charged with murdering his wife was actually innocent. Based on the police’s own timeline, the husband had an airtight alibi because he was nearly thirty miles away at...

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What is the Difference Between DWI and DUI?

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DWI vs. DUI When people find out I am a DWI defense lawyer I get asked a number of questions, but one common question is “What is the difference between a DUI and a DWI?” I even remember getting asked this question back when I was in law school and really had no idea about the answer. There was a time back then when I had the mistaken belief that one was related to alcohol intoxication and the other was related to drug intoxication. That answer was wrong, that is not the difference between a DUI and a DWI. The real...

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Do I Have to Perform a Field Sobriety Test?

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Welcome to this website's first video blog where DWI defense lawyer Jason Korner answers the question "Do I have to Perform a Field Sobriety Test?" Please enjoy the video and if you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI contact our office today at 314-409-2659 or click here to fill out an information form and we will contact you to schedule a free consultation.   [embed]https://youtu.be/8ZwABQSrFIg[/embed]   Am I Obligated to Perform a Field Sobriety Test? No, you are never required to perform field sobriety tests for a police officer. This is something many people do not know. I can even confess that...

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