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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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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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In Missouri there are over 90 municipalities in St. Louis County and many have their own court that handle various traffic and criminal offenses. Missouri and Illinois have very different driver’s license statues and regulations. The ramifications of a traffic and even some criminal convictions 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. 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. For example, a charge of Minor in Possession can result in a possible three month suspension of your Illinois Driver’s License. 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, minor sex cases, and assault offenses in various municipal courts in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Jefferson and other outlying counties.  In addition, Tania Aldaddah’s experience as a municipal court judge for St. Louis County- South Division gives her great insight into the realm of the municipal courts.

Attorney Tania Aldaddah, who also practices law in Illinois, has been successful with many cases in the municipal courts and 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, minor sex cases, and assault offenses. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the premier defense firm dealing with the municipal courts and 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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Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influences cases in Missouri are continuing their evolution toward ambiguity as courts wrestle with recent 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.  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.