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Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination attorney southwest Missouri

It’s important to understand the types of workplace discrimination, how to recognize it, and when to hire an attorney.

Texting While Driving In Missouri

Texting and driving law

In the last decade, Missouri has struggled with a steady rise in distracted driving due to mobile devices. Texting and driving specifically has contributed to hundreds of fatalities and thousands upon thousands of accidents.  Mirroring dozens of other states, Missouri’s latest attempt to reduce distracted drivers is a new hands-free law, which makes it illegal […]

What is a U-Visa?

Immigration Visa U-Visa

The U Nonimmigrant Status, also known as a U-Visa, was created with the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act and the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act. The U-Visa allows crime victims who have suffered mental or physical abuse some protections from deportation and removal from the United States. The legislation was intended to improve […]

Will I Have a Suspended License After a DWI?

Suspended License Revoked License DWI Missouri

When you find yourself facing an arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (commonly referred to as a DUI or DWI), it’s essential to understand that the state of Missouri takes this matter seriously and initiates two distinct actions: (1) Criminal and (2) Administrative. Criminal The first part of the equation […]

Teenage Drinking and Driving in Missouri

Teenage drinking and driving.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a dangerous and criminal decision for people of any age. In Missouri, underage driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will have significant consequences. You should contact an attorney immediately if facing this situation. For underage drivers, even a small amount of alcohol can […]

Can You Get a CDL with a DWI?

DWI and Commercial Driver's Licenses CDL

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is an essential credential for individuals who operate commercial and private motor vehicles as part of their livelihood, such as truck drivers. For those holding a CDL, their license is their livelihood. For these folks, a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction can impact their CDL status and, therefore, their income. […]

What Laws Protect Employees From Job Discrimination?

Job Discrimination Laws in Missouri and the US

Rent to pay, food to buy, kids in sports, car repairs. You need your paycheck, your health insurance, and your retirement account. And if you are facing discrimination or harassment at work, all of those responsibilities might make you think twice about standing up for yourself. Thankfully, in both Missouri and the United States, there […]

Can You Sue the Military for Negligence? Understanding Your Rights

Can you sue the US military for negligence?

By joining the military, you’ve dedicated your life to serving your country. However, there may be situations where you or your loved ones experience harm or damage due to the negligence of the military or its personnel. In such cases, you might wonder whether holding the military accountable through legal means is possible. This blog […]

What is an Unfair Discharge from the Military?

What is an unfair discharge from the military?

As a military member, receiving a discharge that you believe is unfair or unjust can be distressing. Military discharges come in various types, each carrying different implications for your benefits, future opportunities, and reputation. Understanding what constitutes an unfair discharge, the consequences of an unfavorable discharge, and why hiring an attorney to appeal your discharge […]