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 If you are charged with an DWI in Missouri, you have only fifteen days to act in order to avoid a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. If you blow over the legal limit of .08, you have only fifteen days to request an administrative hearing to fight your suspension of revocation. If you request hearing within day of your DWI arrest, your lawyer can argue against a suspension or revocation and potentially help you keep your license. A first offense administrative alcohol... Read More
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Erase Your DWI Record!
Making your legal mistakes magically go away is a process called expungement. Expungement is a legal proceeding that allows someone to scrub their criminal record clean if you have ever experienced one of those dreaded "hold my beer" moments. Did you know that records from a D.W.I. arrest, plea or conviction can also be expunged? How is it done? First, you have to wait 10 years from the date of the guilty plea or conviction. Second, you can't have any other additional alcohol-related traffic o... Read More
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"You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.  You have the right to have an attorney and have that attorney present with you during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. You can decide at any time to exercise these right and refuse to answer any questions or make any statements."   What you have just read is commonly known as the "Miranda" warning. The purpose of this warning i... Read More
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Missouri judges determine child support using the “Form 14" calculation. In addition, Missouri courts and administrative tribunals must also consider the following statutory factors when determining a parent's obligation to pay child support: The financial needs and resources of the child; The financial resources and needs of the parents; The standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved; The physical and emotional condition of th... Read More
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A new law took effect in Missouri on August 28, 2017 that will surely save lives.  Under Missouri's new "Good Samaritan" law, anyone who seeks medical attention for a person who is experiencing a drug overdose or is treated for a drug overdose cannot be arrested, charged, prosecuted, or convicted if any evidence of a drug crime was gained as a result of seeking or obtaining medical assistance for a drug overdose. If someone in a good faith effort calls 911 for a drug overdose, the people... Read More
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You have been out with some friends for a few drinks.  On your way home you get pulled over.  The police officer says you crossed the centerline.  The officer then asks for your drivers license and proof of insurance.  He smells the booze and asks if you have been drinking. You respond "just a few". Everyone always answers "a few". After a series of fields sobriety tests (you are not legally required to do them), you are placed under arrest for DWI.  You are now head... Read More
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Welcome to part 2 of our blog series on Missouri's new expungement law. Expungement is a legal process that allows someone to petition a court to have an arrest, guilty plea, or conviction removed from certain public records. Missouri's new expungement law will become effective January 1, 2018. Happy New Year. If a criminal conviction has been following you around for too long, 2018 will be a great year. The new law greatly increases the number of criminal offenses that can be expunge... Read More
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Glaus & Gohn LC, Attorney Adam E. Gohn scored a major victory for a personal injury client this week in the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. Our client filed a personal injury lawsuit against Defendants Drury Southwest, Inc., DSW Industries, Inc., and Drury Hotels Company, Inc., after he suffered physical injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident on the Defendant's property in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Our lawsuit further alleges that on January 19, 2012, our clien... Read More
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Anything you post on social media can and will be used against you in a court of law. Information shared on social media can cause complications if you find yourself involved in a legal dispute.  Insurance adjusters, lawyers, police, prosecutors and others often investigate social media profiles looking for evidence.  I know this because I have used evidence obtained from social media to help my clients win their cases.  I have witnessed social media data used to prosecute in... Read More
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