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Deadline for Claiming your Jennings Warent Fee Refund is Next Week

If you are one of the nearly 7,000 people who was illegally charged a “warrant cancellation fee” by the Jennings Municipal Court between 2009 and 2014, you have until next Friday (10/28/16) to file your claim. You can file the claim here. Instructions on how and where to send the claim can be found here, and your claim must be postmarked by 10/28 or you will be disqualified from your award. You can read the entire settlement agreement filed by the Arch City Defenders against one of our area’s most infamous municipal courts here.


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How Do I Set Aside A Guilty Plea

People plead guilty to criminal charges without an attorney all the time. Either because they cannot afford an attorney to represent them, or they’re convinced that what they’re charged with is so minor that it won’t affect them and therefore isn’t worth paying to hire an attorney. But many of these people find out down the road that, because they’ve pleaded guilty, they’ve been rejected from a job they applied to, or have been denied an apartment lease, or have received a Notice of Suspension from the Department of Revenue informing them that they’ve acquired too many points on their...


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Can States Make It A CRIME to Refuse a Breathalyzer

That is the question before the U.S. Supreme Court, as 3 drivers charged with drunk driving were also with the separate crime of violating their states’ “No Refusal Law”. Missouri is in the vast majority of states which have so such law that says it’s a separate crime to refuse to take a breathalyzer. But the drivers in the case now before the Supreme Court are from North Dakota and Minnesota, two of thirteen states which currently have “No Refusal” laws on the books. You may recall this blog discussing a similar case before the Supreme Court (in 2012) featuring...


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