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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…

Trouble With Alcohol Breath Tests

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on March 10, 2014

When a person in the State of Missouri gets pulled over for DWI they are typically asked to take a breath test after their arrest.  Most people don’t realize that although the breath analysis machines are maintained by the police department they are regulated by the Department of Health and Senior Services.  The Department of…

Use of Toxicology Reports in the Defense of Drug and Alcohol Cases

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on March 4, 2014

Many DWI cases are now becoming “DWI – combined drug and alcohol” cases, and a DWI involving drugs can carry automatic 1 year revocation even if you get probation, it falls under the Missouri abuse and lose laws. It is easy to be charged as a combined drug alcohol case, we see it when clients…

St Louis County Checkpoint DWI: State v K.K.

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on March 3, 2014

Anyone who has stayed out late on the weekend knows that DWI checkpoints are not uncommon in the St Louis area.  The local police love setting them up all over the place and commonly set them up in high traffic areas, such as Dougherty Ferry Rd, Manchester Rd. and Olive Street Rd.  Recently, one of…

What is the Difference Between A Missouri DUI And DWI?

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on February 25, 2014

Many people reading news reports of drunk driving incidents have likely run across the terms DUI and DWI. Though you may be vaguely familiar with the concepts, chances are you don’t truly understand what, if any, difference there is in the two terms and whether there is a legally significant reason to care. Keep reading…

Can I Have My Missouri DWI Expunged From My Record?

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on January 23, 2014

Thankfully, those people in Missouri who made a simple mistake and received a DWI can look forward to the day when that charge is removed from their record forever. Once a person has paid their debt to society it is nice to know that they can eventually ask to have their slate wiped clean, not…

Supreme Court Allows DNA Collection In Important Criminal Case

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on August 16, 2013

In a close 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that law enforcement officials ought to be permitted to take DNA from suspects who have been arrested, without first having to secure a warrant authorizing the DNA collection. The criminal law opinion was an important one according to many legal experts and has opened…

According To Recent Salinas Supreme Court Case, Silence Can Be Used Against Defendants

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on August 13, 2013

According to a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, silence can be used against defendants, at least in some circumstances. The case, Salinas v. Texas, stands for the proposition that silence can be used against those who are questioned prior to being read their Miranda rights. In the case, the Court voted 5-4 that the statements,…

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