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5 Great Questions for Criminal Lawyers in St. Charles, MO

At Byrnes Law Firm, we often field questions such as, “What makes a great defense attorney?” and “How do I find a defense lawyer that is trustworthy?” As one of the highest regarded and best criminal lawyers in St. Charles, MO, is well-qualified to answer this important question. Along with Bill’s input, the staff at Byrnes Law Firm have compiled …

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Choosing a Criminal Lawyer in St. Louis… the Stress-Free Way

Did you know over 10% of felony criminal cases in St. Louis County end up being dismissed? Out of this average, around 1 in 5 of cases are tossed out within days of the trial start. To the defendants, this may seem like a stroke of good luck. But, the more likely scenario is that there is a dedicated defense …

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Understanding Missouri Video Recording Laws

With the cost of video surveillance equipment dropping each year, more of us are being recorded by video surveillance and CCTV cameras each and every day. But, have you ever stopped to wonder what Missouri video recording laws may mean for you, or your business? If you have a home or business in St. Louis County, there are certain restrictions …

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How to Choose a Criminal Lawyer in St. Charles

Have you been charged with a criminal offense? The best time to contact a criminal lawyer is as soon as possible. With Bill Byrnes of Byrnes Law Firm as their criminal lawyer, St. Charles residents have successfully defended themselves against a range of criminal charges, including: DWI charges Assault Drug possession Firearm charges Theft and burglary Forgery and fraud Probation …

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Do You Know When to Stop for School Buses in Missouri?

Like most parents, Abby Carlson wants nothing more than to have her children return safely from school each day. No, this isn’t an article about school shootings or child abductions, it’s about a topic that is more likely, but doesn’t regularly grab headlines — Missouri’s stop arm law. Confusion over Missouri’s stop arm law makes Carlson worry about the “what …

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Equifax Hack Checker Robs You of Your Rights

Equifax Hack Checker May Lead You To Sign Away Your Rights.  As a lawyer I’m always looking for the fine print, especially when I am being offered “FREE” services by a company sinking as fast as EQUIFAX. Equifax is offering TrustedID, a credit monitoring service, as a response to their recent security breech. They are also leading millions of people …

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Recalling Warrants in Missouri Courts

Are you afraid a warrant for your arrest has been issued? Warrants can be issued for a Failure to Appear (FTA), for missed court dates, failure to pay all fines, or if a new criminal charge or probation violation has been filled. When an active arrest warrant is verified by the police, they will arrest you immediately once you are …

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Juvenile Defense Attorney in Missouri

Juvenile defense is always hardest on the parents. You may be more terrified than your child when you think how this situation will impact their futures. I’m Bill Byrnes, a criminal defense lawyer and a father. I know the kinds of thoughts that go through your mind when your child is arrested: you’re thinking about tough love, about how you …

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Bad Checks Defense

Bad checks can be the result of an honest mistake. Maybe an error by your bank or employer was at fault for the bounced check. A simple mistake in personal accounting can make someone believe that they have more money in their account than they actually do. Whatever the reason behind a bad check, check fraud charges may be brought …

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Bath Salts Defense

Bath Salts are a synthetic form of cocaine, or synthetic cathinones, typically packaged in 200 milligram packets. Bath salts –the drug, not the health and beauty preparation you sprinkle in your tub — are not sold in retail stores but have been sold in smoke and head shops across the country, including in Missouri. Bath Salts are snorted in white …