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Missouri Divorce Law

Missouri divorce law is different from divorce law in other states. Divorce can be tricky and you need someone who is familiar with the divorce law in your area to navigate your divorce successfully. At Byrnes Law Firm,  we strive to make the process go as smoothly as possible during this very stressful time. Divorce Laws in Missouri Missouri is …

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The Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Missouri

I make every effort to be the best criminal defense attorney in Missouri. That’s my goal every morning when I wake up and head in to my office in St. Charles. Why do I do it? I’m a criminal defense lawyer for one reason. I’ll get to that in a second, but first, let me tell you how I know …

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What Does a Drug Attorney Do?

If you have been arrested for either selling drugs or the possession of drugs, it’s important that you get the right drug attorney to plead your case. The more experienced lawyers have represented hundreds of clients on drug charges whether it’s for possession, trafficking or other drug-related issues. Having the right professional on your side could result in a reduced …

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Probation Violation? You Need the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

A probation violation is a serious crime in Missouri. From the point of view of the court, you already had one chance when you got placed on probation. Now, somehow, you violated that probation. This is situation where you need the best criminal defense attorney you can find. The court has to decide two things.  First, did you in fact …

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Criminal Law Question: What If the Witness Doesn’t Want to Prosecute?

Most people don’t know much about criminal law, and what we don’t know can hurt us. For example, lots of people believe that they can’t be charged with a crime if a witness doesn’t want to prosecute. After all, if John steals something from Mary and Mary doesn’t want to prosecute, can John be charged with a crime? Yes. Just …

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Theft: When Your Child Needs a Criminal Defense Lawyer

When a young person steals, parents often react with “What did I do wrong as a parent?” I hear a lot of parents say this or something very close to this. Maybe it’s something to the effect of, “I’m so ashamed that my child did this. This is not how he was raised.” These parents never expected that their son …

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A Defense Attorney Explains DWI Checkpoints in Missouri

The goal of a DWI is safety. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that checkpoints prevent 10% of DUI-related deaths. While this may be the case, innocent drivers can also get swept up in these checkpoints. They may even find themselves wrongly charged with DWI.

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Bill Byrnes, Attorney in St. Charles, Missouri, Receives Exemplary Citizen Award

  Congratulations to Bill Byrnes for receiving an award from the Missouri House of Representatives for 2015. The Missouri Exemplary Citizen Award was presented to him by our Representative, Bryan Spencer. An attorney in St. Charles, Missouri, Bill was nominated by a group of individuals who sent in three pages of wonderful things Bill has done in the community. We …

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Abuse of Power by Police Officers

As a DUI defense lawyer, I’m determined to get the word out: it is important to know your rights when a police officer stops you on DUI-DWI suspicions. One major reason for this is to prevent any potential abuse of power before it happens. Our police force is dedicated to keeping us safe, and most police officers do not abuse …

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Know Your Rights: Surveillance Laws

As a citizen of the United States, you should be aware of general surveillance laws as well as those relating directly to legal proceedings. Our country has a wide range of such laws in place in order to protect the privacy of its citizens while simultaneously keeping them safe. If you work or do business in St. Charles, you may …