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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...
Most people know that driving a car while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law. However, many may not realize that they can also get a DUI charge if they operate other types of vehicles while drinking. This includes electric scooters, which have...
A person arrested on drug charges may very well know about the potential punishment that he or she faces. What that person may not know is just how serious an effect that a drug conviction can have in multiple areas of life. It is vital that anyone facing drug charges...
On behalf of Affordable Legal Services of Thomas Sandifer | Jul 2, 2019 | Uncategorized
If you have to go to court over child custody concerns, one thing that might be troublesome to you is the idea that the courts in Missouri tend to side with women. The reality is that no court is legally allowed to side with one parent over the other due to gender....
On behalf of Affordable Legal Services of Thomas Sandifer | Jun 30, 2019 | Personal Injury
A car crash can change a family's life in the blink of an eye. Families that lose loved ones may struggle with the aftermath, both emotionally and financially. Their grief is often compounded by unexpected medical and funeral costs. This is what one family may be...
Most motorists have committed some kind of traffic violation during their driving years. Generally, the offense yields a punishment that is manageable for most people, such as a fine or community service. However, there are those drivers who stand accused of much more...
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