St. Louis Attorney Bill Byrnes
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Whether you are looking to take action against illegal surveillance, or have been charged with a video surveillance-related crime, Byrnes Law Firm can provide you with the advice, experience, and representation you need to win your case.
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 on where you can place a video capture device and how the recorded images and audio are used. Like many states, Missouri allows businesses and residential facilities to place video cameras in locations that are commonly open to the public. Missouri’s video recording laws are designed to protect the privacy of individuals while also allowing businesses the flexibility they need to prosecute cases of vandalism and theft.
Where Can Video Surveillance Equipment Be Placed?
Even if you own the property in question, you cannot place a video recording device in a location where there is a “reasonable expectation of privacy.” It is perfectly fine to record someone who is stepping out of their front door, for example, but it’s a completely different matter — legally speaking — to record someone in their home, through their drapes and blinds.
What are Missouri’s Wiretapping Laws
Missouri law also protects individuals from being secretly recorded by an audio capture device without their consent. Wiretapping can be conducted by law enforcement agencies as part of a criminal investigation, so long as permission has been granted by the courts.
For the public, this means that unless you are a member of law enforcement and have been granted permission to record an individual (or group of individuals), you cannot record someone using a video and/or audio capture device without permission, or in a place where a reasonable expectation of privacy exists.
Why Call Byrnes Law Firm?
For nearly 20 years, Bill Byrnes has been preserving the rights individuals and families across the state of Missouri. He’s trusted to win by clients throughout St. Louis County, including St. Charles, St. Louis, and surrounding areas.
Bill is more than just “some lawyer”; he truly cares, and treats each client with the kind of personalized attention and respect that are rare among lawyers. How far will bill go for his clients? Take a look at this.
As one of the few lawyers in the St. Louis area that have actually set case law, Bill Byrnes is well-equipped to take on your case — and win it. Based on the thousands of cases he’s represented over the years, it’s safe to say you are in good hands with Byrnes Law Firm.
Bill specializes in the following practice areas:
A DWI conviction can result in high fines, jail time, license revocation, and the requirement to install an ignition interlock device. A DWI attorney skilled in drunk driving law can help you navigate harsh consequences.
Drug offenses included possession, distribution and manufacturing. If you’re facing a simple charge, Bill may help you avoid a conviction through a SIS or even get a dismissal.
Assault includes assault on a police officer, assault first, second and third and domestic assault. These types of crimes are usually a series of bad events or a result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Weapons charges are a result of an illegal possession or unlawful use of a weapon. These are criminal charges with punishment ranging from fines up to a life sentence depending on the facts of the case.
Stealing and Theft
Stealing, theft, and property crimes include shoplifting, possession of stolen property, identity theft, burglary, robbery, passing bad checks, credit card fraud, stealing over $500.00, and stealing under.
Burglary defense attorneys are most successful creating a solid defense strategy when hired immediately. There are several elements required to make a case and a severe range of consequences.
Bad Check Charges
Bank crimes include bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bribery, counterfeiting, forgery, fraud, check fraud, NSF checks and passing bad checks. These charges have both civil and criminal penalties.
Probation violations are serious. When a probation officer is working to terminate probation, they are trying to send you to jail. You do have options. Jail is not automatic. Call for a review.
Juvenile defense lawyers require a special approach and understanding to defend a child. In some cases, an attorney may not be required. Its best to evaluate the need for representation during a free consultation.
Bond reductions usually the first Attorney action take in criminal cases. A bond reduction hearing a right. Skilled criminal defense attorneys have options and may keep you from needing a bondsman.
Recalling warrants is important to maintaining your freedom. These are essentially an order from the court to law enforcement saying, “Find this person and bring them to me.” Most warrants can be recalled by a lawyer