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Missouri License Revocation Dismissed in Ami G. v. Dept of Revenue: alternative alcohol test was done

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on July 21, 2014

“Should a driver initially refuse to submit to chemical testing, the arresting officer has the choice of either permitting the driver to withdraw his refusal and submit to chemical testing or of letting the driver’s initial refusal stand as grounds to administratively revoke the driver’s license” Rothwell v Director of Revenue, 419 SW 3d 200…

Missouri DWI from “Alcohol & Drugs Combined” very different than “Alcohol Only DWI”

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on July 9, 2014

Yes, you can have an alcohol BAC below the legal limit of .08 and still be charged with DWI, especially if the arresting officer claims you had drugs in your system.  You can be charged with alcohol/drugs combined based solely on observations of the police officer, even if you refuse to take a breath test,…

State v. A.G. — Felony Drug Possession Dismissed in St Charles County, Missouri

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on July 9, 2014

Oftentimes when drivers are stopped the police often ask to search your car.  Most people say yes out of fear that saying no makes them look guilty of something, even if they know the police will find drugs or something else illegal. Advice from a Missouri criminal lawyer: always be polite and politely say no,…

DEFENDANT AGREES TO VASECTOMY TO DECREASE PRISON TIME

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on June 27, 2014

A Virginia man by the name of Jesse Lee Herald agree to a very strange and controversial plea deal in his pending criminal case in Shenandoah, Virginia.  He voluntarily agreed to plea guilty to save up to a potential of five years off of his prison sentence as long as he will undergo a vasectomy….

Convicted Felon Released By Mistake Again

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on May 9, 2014

Rene Lima-Marin was arrested and and another man were convicted of multiple robbery, kidnapping and burglary charges in 2000 in Aurora, Colorado.  Lima-Marin was 20 years old when he was involved in two violent robberies of video stores.  He was sentenced to to serve consecutive sentences on eight convictions for a total of 98 years….

Client with 4th DWI Arrest Gets No Conviction Probation (SIS)

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on April 21, 2014

A client of our firm, M.A., was driving his car in North County in the early morning when he approached a red light.  He attempted to apply his breaks but slid into the intersection striking another car that was passing through the intersection.  As the police arrived on the scene they observed our client running…

5 Reasons a Polygraph Test May Not be Accurate

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on April 14, 2014
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First and foremost, never talk to the police until after you have consulted with a criminal defense lawyer.  There is a very good reason the cops must tell you…you have the right to remain SILENT, anything you say can and WILL be used against you….  Many Missouri criminal cases and won and lost based on…

Legalization Of Weed In Colorado Has Not Eliminated The Black Market

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on April 8, 2014

Many people believe that crime is directly related to the illegal drug trade.  People tend to believe that since drugs in general are illegal that they lead to violent crime as people are are trying to get something in short supply.  Experts have been watching Colorado since small amounts of marijuana have been legalized to…

Felony Domestic Assault Case Dismissed

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on March 27, 2014

A client of our firm was arrested and charged with a felony domestic assault case.  D.H. was out of town for a social function with his wife when he was arrested and charged with a felony domestic assault case.  The husband and wife we out at a party and they had been drinking.  At the…

Colorado Courts Overturn Some Pot Convictions

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on March 14, 2014

One the most common questions I get concerning the legalization of Marijuana is what happens to all of the people who have pleaded guilty before pot was legalized.  Colorado gave some guidance on this issue this week.  The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that any cases that were under appeal when Amendment 64 on recreational…

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