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Know Your Rights: Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

You’ve probably heard of “Miranda Rights” — the rights police officers read to suspects on TV shows. Have you ever wondered who Miranda was? As a criminal defense attorney, I want you to know your legal rights. Those rights include the Miranda Rights. The Miranda Rights are your rights to remain silent and have an attorney present when questioned by …

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Know Your Rights

You must know your rights if you are stopped by a police officer or arrested. You don’t give up your legal rights when this happens, and knowing your rights helps you get the best possible outcome. Being stopped or questioned by a police officer is never a pleasant experience, even if you know that you have not done anything wrong. …

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When You Need a DUI Defense Attorney

Do you need a DUI defense attorney in St. Charles, Missouri? If you have been arrested for DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated), you should contact an experienced and reliable lawyer to handle your case. In the eyes of the police officer you are considered guilty almost immediately upon being stopped. In the eyes of your …

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Self-Representation vs. Hiring a Lawyer

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you have the right to an assistance of counsel. This means that you are legally allowed to be represented by an attorney throughout the duration of your case. However, the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution indicates that you may also represent yourself – in legal terms, act “pro se” …

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Meeting Your Criminal Defense Lawyer

Preparing to meet your criminal defense lawyer for the first time shouldn’t be intimidating if you have the right lawyer in your corner.  The goal is to walk into the law office feeling confident that you are on your way to getting this DWI, DUI or other serious criminal charge behind you quickly and effectively. Choosing Your Criminal Defense Lawyer Not all attorneys are equal.  …