Missouri Is Tough on Marijuana Possession

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Criminal Defense | 0 comments

States vary widely in penalties for marijuana possession and Missouri has some of the toughest laws in the country. Unlike 17 states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana possession, Missouri still classifies it as a criminal offense. The amount you possess plays a major role in the charge you might face. If you are found with 35 grams or less, you will face a misdemeanor charge carrying up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines. Possession of over 35 grams – about the weight of a single filtered...

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Divorce Clients Need to be Wary of Evergreen Retainer Arrangements

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Homepage Featured, Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

Divorce Clients Need to be Wary of Evergreen Retainer Arrangements

A new development in the representation of divorce clients has been the adoption of evergreen retainer arrangements. Several firms that advertise for domestic litigation, notably Cordell & Cordell, require clients to provide them with unrestricted access to a credit card that automatically renews the retainer to some arranged amount. This is known as an evergreen retainer. The danger in such an arrangement is that it grants a law firm unlimited access to funds and serves as an incentive to generate as many...

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What Your Divorce Lawyer Should Do for You

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Lawsuits | Comments Off

What Your Divorce Lawyer Should Do for You

In Missouri, as in most other states, the rate of divorce has been dropping steadily, but that is cold comfort if you find yourself going through one.  And if you are, you still have plenty of company:  according to CDC data, there were 2,389 divorces a day in the U.S. in 2010 – a total of 872,000. Some divorces are simple and amicable, and handled without attorneys.  But the vast majority of people who have been married for more than a few years face complicated situations involving alimony, the division of...

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Facing False Domestic Assault Allegations

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Criminal Defense, Lawsuits | Comments Off

Facing False Domestic Assault Allegations

In a domestic dispute, nothing can be more frightening than facing false domestic assault charges. Domestic abuse claims are taken into consideration during legal separation, divorce and custody proceedings, and they are often used as a strategy for one party to gain the upper hand. Fighting Back Against False Charges One of the biggest criticisms of the legal system that addresses domestic abuse is the frequency in which false allegations of abuse are made to seek an advantage in divorce and custody proceedings....

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Missouri Lawyers Weekly Recognizes The Meehan Law Firm’s Legal Malpractice Settlement

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Lawsuits | Comments Off

In their August 20, 2012 issue of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, said state-wide publication recognized the Meehan Law Firm’s successful prosecution of a legal malpractice case against the St. Louis law firm of Sandberg, Phoenix and Von Gontard.  In the first-of-a-kind case, the Meehan Law Firm successfully represented an insurance company, American Alternative Insurance Company, which claimed it had been damaged by the negligent representation of the two Missouri lawyers in connection with the wrongful death lawsuit. ...

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