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When you face DWI charges in Missouri, you will deal with both criminal and administrative law issues. It is important as you face charges that you understand the impact of each type of law. The punishments under each vary and provide very different outcomes. To know...
On behalf of Affordable Legal Services of Thomas Sandifer | Nov 20, 2019 | Family Law
If you are part of a Missouri couple going through a divorce, you and your spouse must figure out child custody issues. Usually, most parents are given joint custody, even if the child spends much more time with one of you than another. However, at times there may be...
On behalf of Affordable Legal Services of Thomas Sandifer | Nov 18, 2019 | Family Law
You would not need a lawyer to dissolve a marriage, but you would need to deal with the legal system. In fact, you could represent yourself in almost any legal proceeding in Missouri. Whether this could be a good idea would depend on your unique circumstances....
On behalf of Affordable Legal Services of Thomas Sandifer | Nov 18, 2019 | Personal Injury
If you have a dispute in Missouri that you are unable to resolve between yourself and the other party, you may find it necessary to begin a civil procedure. This article will cover some general topics about personal injury cases in St. Louis and in the state at large....
There is a somewhat common misconception that victims of crimes — or their families — have the power to drop charges against a criminal defendant. This is not the case in Missouri. Victims often have some input. For example, their testimony could provide one of the...
Recent debate over policing and justice has brought new attention to an old question. How should the personal and employment histories of law enforcement personnel matter to a criminal case? Many argue that juries and district attorneys should be able to know if...
On behalf of Affordable Legal Services of Thomas Sandifer | Oct 24, 2019 | Personal Injury
Cutting and shaping artificial or “engineered” stone is linked to severe and irreversible lung injuries, according to occupational disease researchers in the United States and around the world. American doctors have seen a rise in cases, including fatalities, and...
You have the right to own a firearm in the United States– if you follow the rules. That can sometimes be tricky, especially when you’re living near the border of two states that have very different approaches to gun ownership. Even though Missouri and Illinois are...
On behalf of Affordable Legal Services of Thomas Sandifer | Sep 30, 2019 | Family Law
Spousal support payments, commonly know as alimony, are payments from one spouse to the other. After a divorce, the spouse that makes more money will be required to make payments to their ex-spouse for a set amount of time, either agreed upon by the couple or...
On behalf of Affordable Legal Services of Thomas Sandifer | Aug 12, 2019 | Family Law
When a child's parents are not in a romantic relationship, it can raise several questions on how to manage the care of that child. Some parents in Missouri are able to come to an agreement fairly easily, but many parents struggle with this family law issue. In spite...
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