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Consequences of a Domestic Violence Charge

You have been charged with domestic violence. You may think you will just plead guilty and tell the judge you will never do it again. Maybe you will attempt to justify the actions you are accused of.
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Drug Overdose Cases

Years ago, deaths caused by drug overdoses were treated as accidental deaths or deaths by misadventure. However, this isn't the case anymore. In the state of Missouri, a dealer, doctor, or distribution company could face homicide charges in connection with a drug overdose that takes another person's life.
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Fentanyl Dangers Particular to Federal Cases

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began warning in 2021 of an alarming rise in the sale of counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. On top of that, the pandemic also led to an increase in opioid use, including fentanyl, and overdose deaths are now reaching nearly 100,000 annually.
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What You Need to Know About Drug DUIs

Missouri has always been tough on drunk driving. Now that medicinal marijuana has become legal in the state, people may be wondering how DUI laws will affect them. But what about other types of legally prescribed drugs? The truth is, you could still receive a DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) even if you’ve only taken drugs prescribed by your doctor.
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Driving High: What Happens If I Get A Marijuana DWI/DUI?

Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana—or any substance—is unsafe and can bring with it serious consequences in Missouri. Even though marijuana isn’t legal recreationally in the state, many people are still allowed to possess and use it medicinally.
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How to Fight a Drunk Driving Charge in Missouri

In Missouri, motorists are prohibited from driving while intoxicated (DWI). A defendant arrested and charged with DWI could be facing devastating penalties, including massive fines, prison time, license suspension or revocation, and other life-altering ramifications.
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Understanding Gun Possession Laws & Traveling with a Gun

Missouri laws regarding owning and carrying a gun are quite broad. In fact, most adults can carry without registration, education, or a permit. That doesn’t mean carrying a gun comes without responsibility, especially if you are planning to travel outside the state with a gun.
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