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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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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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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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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: 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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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” …