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Unlike the run-of-the-mill misdemeanor DWI, a third offense could trigger the filing of a felony DWI which comes replete with serious prison time and the potential for a 10 year or permanent denial of your driving privilege.   And don’t be fooled, BOTH the criminal matter and the driving privilege issues of a felony DWI require immediate, experienced representation.   That is why it is critically important to have a legal team with the resources, experience and level of skill necessary to represent your interests.  Not doing so could mean your life as you know it.  This is important because the right attorney will be able to discuss with you all of the repercussions that can arise from a potential felony DWI conviction. This would include the possibility of losing your driving privileges for 10 years, without an opportunity for a limited driving privilege.  An experienced and knowledgeable attorney would be able to advise you of whether you would be eligible as a participant in an alternative court, also known as DWI Court.  This court has the statutory authority to provide defendants with a Felony DWI the opportunity to obtain a limited driving privilege.  To many it is the driving privilege that is extremely important to them, so that is why having a knowledgeable attorney is important.

DWIs are politically potent.  Many advocacy groups actively lobby the state legislature to make the rules even more stringent than they already are.  YOU must educate yourself as to those rules and your rights.  As a former police investigator, JOHN M. LYNCH has the requisite experience and training to handle your felony DWI.  Trained by the academy, the State of Missouri and the federal government, JOHN M. LYNCH not only understands the various aspects of DWI investigation and litigation, but teaches it to other attorneys as well.  Key to your defense is being able to intelligently question the methodology employed by the arresting officer and articulating error to a jury and the court.   That alone is why having the right representation is paramount.  JOHN M. LYNCH has an unmatched record of success in state and federal courts all across the Missouri.  If you want successful representation for your felony DWI, the attorney you choose must be one that is familiar and practices in this area on a regular basis.  The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the prominent defense firm that handles criminal cases nationwide.

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Many people believe that estate planning is for the wealthy. This misconception may arise from the fact that the estate tax exemption is higher than what most people have in their estates. However, even though your estate may not be subject to an estate tax, estate planning is still crucial so that you have a peace of mind knowing your assets will end up how you’ve intended. With this in mind, estate planning is extremely important, as you want to make sure you have control as to how your property and assets are disbursed. Without the proper estate planning, your assets will be disbursed according to Missouri Intestate laws. There are many important decisions that have to be made when creating your estate plan. For instance, who you want as beneficiaries, who you want to be the trustee, how do you want to divide your assets? These are all important questions that one must think about when making decisions of how to disburse your asset, and the respective tax issues that may arise, such as gift and income tax. It is never too late to start putting together your estate plan. One should not procrastinate in putting together an estate plan because if you don’t have a plan your estate may not be divided how you intended.  One never knows what can happen, so it’s very important to get your affairs in order so you don’t have worry about your assets.  With this in mind, it is crucial to have an attorney that is knowledgeable and one that can help and guide you through this process to make sure your assets end up in the right hands.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that desire to start taking control of their assets and prepare an estate plan. Attorney Tania Aldaddah and her team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively provide you with the advice and guidance on how to protect your assets when you are gone. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influences cases in Missouri are continuing their evolution toward ambiguity as courts wrestle with changes to the BAC testing process, the science behind such testing, and even the impact the standard three field sobriety tests have on the overall guilt equation and/or retention of one’s driving privileges.  These changes not only can have an effect on your driving privileges but also any criminal ramifications that can arise from being arrested for a DWI/DUI.  All the more important to have counsel with the ability to address these issues, the experience to litigate both aspects of the DWI/DUI equation and an understanding of the forum of a particular case.  John M. Lynch routinely handles DWI/DUI offenses in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin and Jefferson Counties.  As a former police officer, trained in DWI/DUI detection and investigation, John M. Lynch has the experience to help you.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the DWI/DUI arena. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged with a DWI/DUI offense in Missouri.  Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Last week the Supreme Court of Missouri handed down a ruling that affects many felony theft cases all over the state.  The Supreme Court analyzed section 570.030 of the Missouri Criminal Code in State v. Bazell.   In State v. Bazell, a woman was convicted of stealing a .40 caliber pistol, a .22 caliber rifle, a laptop, a suitcase, jewelry valued at $8,000 and two pairs of tennis shoes.  The Supreme Court wrestled with the Missouri criminal code defining the definition of stealing.  The issue in particular has to deal with two subparagraphs in the section defining criminal theft, RSMo 570.030.  The first paragraph of the section, describes the definition of stealing in that “Stealing is appropriating ‘property or services of another with the purpose to deprive him or her thereof, either without his consent of by means of deceit or coercion’”. See RSMo 570.030.1. In 2002 the legislature adjusted the criminal code wherein RSMo 570.030.03 states that “any offense in which the value of property or service is an element” can be bumped up to a Class C Felony.  The Court ultimately decided that these two subparagraphs are in contradiction of each other. In addition, the Court stated that the definition of stealing in 570.030.1 is clear and unambiguous and that no phrase is present that would indicate that the value of property or services appropriated is an element of the offense.  Therefore, the Court decided that Bazell’s offenses must be classified as misdemeanors.

The law however is going to change January 1, 2017 wherein the revisions of the criminal code will resolve this issue with the definition of stealing.  But if you are within the timeframe of 2002 but before 2017, there may be some reprieve.  If you’re charged with a theft case, it should not be taken lightly.  As with many theft cases, the evidence tends to favor the State’s position, the evidence is usually extensive, and the resultant criminal charges.   That is why having the right representation is critical to the entire process of a criminal case.  If you want successful representation, the attorney you choose must be one that is familiar and practices in court on a regular basis. If you have been charged with a felony theft case recently, you should contact The Law Offices of John M. Lynch in order to help deal with the recent changes handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with crimes in state and federal. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in

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The workers compensation system in Missouri is designed to provide certain benefits for Missouri workers who get injured while on the job. In Missouri, every full time or part time employee working for a Missouri employer with at least five employees is protected by the Missouri Workers Compensation coverage. There are a few exceptions to this rule, so if you are not sure about whether you qualify for workers compensation you need to contact the right workers compensation attorney. Having the right attorney is crucial to maximizing your compensation. There are certain deadlines and procedures on when and how to file a workers compensation claim that need to be kept in mind.  The right workers compensation attorney is Attorney John M. Lynch. Mr. Lynch has represented many individuals that have gotten hurt at their place of employment and has been successful in getting his clients substantial results based on their injuries.  Having the right attorney that knows what benefits the Missouri Workers Compensation law provides is crucial into receiving the compensation that you deserve.

Attorney John M. Lynch and his team lead in providing tailored and aggressive representation on behalf of our workers compensation clients. He has years of experience handling workers compensation cases, having gotten a number of substantial settlements for our clients. Mr. Lynch and our entire firm strive to help clients understand their rights, seek compensation and help them rebuild their lives after an injury at work. If you want successful representation for your workers compensation matter, the attorney you choose must be one that is familiar and practices in this area on a regular basis. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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There has been an increase in prosecution of white collar offenses, including Embezzlement and Fraud in a litany of contexts, including Securities Fraud, Tax Fraud, Mortgage and Insurance Fraud and Medicare/Medicaid Fraud.  Such Federal Criminal Charges should not be taken lightly.  With many of these white collar crimes, comes with the potential of additional tax fraud charges.  If one did not put the correct amount of income on their tax returns during the commission of embezzling monies, this can and most likely will trigger an IRS investigation as well.  Thus with the IRS also involved, such white collar offenses are inherently more complex in nature,  involve serious criminal acts and then the possibility of serious  penalties- and all require a keen understanding of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, applicable statute, as well as access to a host of legal resources all designed to protect your interests.  The federal criminal justice system is already daunting enough not to have a thorough understanding of the defined and rigid set of penalties for white collar and related offenses.  With all of the Government resources, a defendant automatically walks into this arena at a disadvantage.   With federal crimes, it’s important to have a legal team with the resources, experience and level of skill necessary to represent your interests.  Not doing so could mean your life.

The law typically favors the Government’s position, the evidence is usually extensive, and the resultant criminal charges, the organized result of months of planning.   That is why having the right representation is critical to the entire process in Federal Court.  If you want successful representation in federal court, the attorney you choose must be one that is familiar and practices in federal court on a regular basis. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the prominent defense firm that handles cases in federal court nationwide.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the federal arena, with the ability to negotiate favorable plea agreements, as well as taking cases to trial successfully with acquittals on all and partial counts. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with crimes in federal court. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Missouri and Illinois have very different driver’s license statutes and regulations. The ramifications of a conviction in Missouri for an Illinois licensed driver can be significant. For instance, many Illinois licensed drivers do not realize that incurring three traffic convictions within a calendar year can result in a suspension of your Illinois license. If you are under 21, Illinois only allows a driver to incur merely two traffic convictions within a calendar year. This includes any out of state convictions, including Missouri. Missouri convictions can also affect license suspensions and revocations. Illinois’ system is very different from Missouri, wherein a point system is used. This point system can be confusing and misleading to many Illinois licensed drivers.

Not only can traffic convictions cause many issues with your Illinois Driver’s License, there are many criminal charges that can have a significant effect on your license as well. Specifically, alcohol and drug related offenses can result in substantial license suspensions and revocations. Accordingly, having the right attorney can make all the difference in your life. Attorney Tania Aldaddah routinely handles a variety traffic, DWI/DUI and drug offenses in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County, Lincoln, Warren Franklin, Jefferson and other outlying counties.

Attorney Tania Aldaddah, who also practices law in Illinois, has been successful with many cases involving Illinois licensed drivers. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services for drivers with Illinois and other out of state licenses that have been charged with traffic, alcohol, and drug offenses. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the premier defense firm dealing with Illinois licensed drivers and Missouri offenses. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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It has been two weeks since Pokémon Go debuted and the popularity is continuing to soar. There are more and more groups of children and adults walking around neighborhoods just staring into their phones. What is Pokémon Go?  Pokémon Go is a virtual reality game that you play using your smartphone, wherein the game will use the phone’s GPS and cameras to catch these Pokémon creatures as one wanders the neighborhood. While this game is increasing in its popularity, the game certainly distracts users from their surroundings.

Because many are distracted and aren’t paying attention to what it going on around them, many accidents have started to occur. Just recently in Pittsburgh, a teen was hit on a highway while playing the Pokémon Go game.  Ten days ago when the game first came out, a man in Massachusetts caused a major pile up on an expressway after stopping in the middle of the highway to catch a Pokémon. These were just the first incidents to happen while people are playing Pokémon Go!  Since then many more individuals are getting injured in these car accidents because of distracted drivers and pedestrians. Most of the time after an accident, many individuals are injured and do not know where to seek appropriate legal help. In fact, many individuals simply accept what an insurance company offers to pay without understanding their rights and whether that offer is reasonable. A knowledgeable personal injury law firm can explain your rights and assist you in seeking the right compensation for the injuries you have suffered. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC, is such a firm. In fact, Attorney Lynch used to work for the insurance companies defending their cases. He understands the methodology the insurance companies apply in personal injury cases and how to work through this system whether via negotiation or presenting your case to a jury. Attorney Lynch successfully advocates for his clients in all types of personal injury cases to include car accident cases, trucking cases, motorcycle cases, and traffic accident cases.

Attorney John M. Lynch and his team lead in providing tailored and aggressive representation on behalf of our personal injury clients. He has years of experience handling car accident and personal injury cases, having gotten a number of substantial awards and settlements for our clients. Mr. Lynch and our entire firm strive to help clients understand their rights, seek compensation and help them rebuild their lives after a car accident. If you want successful representation for your personal injury matter, the attorney you choose must be one that is familiar and practices in this area on a regular basis. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Within the first week of its debut, Pokémon Go is sweeping the nation. You can see groups of children and adults walking around neighborhoods just staring into their phones. What is Pokémon Go? Pokémon Go is a virtual reality game that you play using your smartphone, wherein the game will use the phone’s GPS and cameras to catch these Pokémon creatures as one wanders the neighborhood. While this game is extremely popular, the game certainly distracts users from their surroundings.

Because many are distracted and aren’t paying attention to what it going on around them, many accidents have started to occur. Just recently in Pittsburgh, a teen was hit on a highway while playing the Pokémon Go game. Another example is from five days ago when the game first came out, a man in Massachusetts caused a major pile-up on an expressway after stopping in the middle of the highway to catch a Pokémon. Many individuals have started to become injured in these car accidents because of distracted drivers and pedestrians. Most of the time after an accident, many individuals are injured and do not know where to seek appropriate legal help. In fact, many individuals simply accept what an insurance company offers to pay without understanding their rights and whether that offer is reasonable. A knowledgeable personal injury law firm can explain your rights and assist you in seeking the right compensation for the injuries you have suffered. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC, is such a firm. In fact, Attorney Lynch used to work for the insurance companies defending their cases. He understands the methodology the insurance companies apply in personal injury cases and how to work through this system whether via negotiation or presenting your case to a jury. Attorney Lynch successfully advocates for his clients in all types of personal injury cases to include car accident cases, trucking cases, motorcycle cases, and traffic accident cases.

Attorney John M. Lynch and his team lead in providing tailored and aggressive representation on behalf of our personal injury clients. He has years of experience handling car accident and personal injury cases, having gotten a number of substantial awards and settlements for our clients. Mr. Lynch and our entire firm strive to help clients understand their rights, seek compensation and help them rebuild their lives after a car accident. If you want successful representation for your personal injury matter, the attorney you choose must be one that is familiar and practices in this area on a regular basis. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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After every April 15, individual income taxes are reviewed by the Internal Revenue Service. Around this time, some may get notices that they owe the IRS for penalties or that their exemptions were not taken into consideration. Should the IRS not agree with your filed tax return and send you a notice to provide documentation to support your return or that you owe the Government money, it should not be ignored. Instead, one should call the right attorney, as you do not want to miss any important deadlines. It is important to have the right attorney when dealing with tax controversy issues as the Internal Revenue Service is not an agency that should be taken lightly. If you receive a notice from the IRS for issues with your return, there are many serious consequences that can occur if you do not take any action.  There are certain time periods to provide documents and deadlines that must be dealt with. Therefore, it is crucial to have an attorney in your corner that knows the processes and procedures to eliminate or limit your tax liability.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service. Attorney Tania Aldaddah and her defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one having tax controversy issues with the IRS. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.