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Charged With a Felony What Happens Now? – Part Four

Posted by Anthony Bretz | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is Part Four of an ongoing series of Blog Posts, Charged with a Felony What Happens Now? You can find Part One here, Part Two here, and Part Three here. Each part will tackle a different aspect of a felony criminal case from the arrest and complaint to sentencing. Each post is designed to gi...

How a DUI Charge Proceeds in St. Louis County

Posted by Anthony Bretz | May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Louis County Circuit Court handles all felony DUI charges and many of the misdemeanor DUI charges were are filed after an arrest within the boundary of St. Louis County. The Court is situated in Clayton, Missouri. Clayton is the seat of St. Louis County and is home to not only the Circuit Cou...

How a Felony Drug Charge Proceeds in St. Louis County

Posted by Anthony Bretz | May 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

How Felony Drug Charges Proceed in St. Louis County. With just under a million people St. Louis County is the largest county in Missouri, with its seat in the city of Clayton. Many people who from surrounding counties are employed by many of the major corporations who have offices in St. Louis County, or in St. Louis City. Being a major center of M...

Charged With a Felony What Happens Now? – Part Two

Posted by Anthony Bretz | Apr 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is Part Two of an ongoing series of Blog Posts, Charged with a Felony What Happens Now? You can find Part One here. Each part will tackle a different aspect of a felony criminal case from the arrest and complaint to sentencing. Each post is designed to give an explanation of that post's topi...

Charged With a Felony What Happens Now? – Part One

Posted by Anthony Bretz | Apr 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is Part One of an ongoing series of Blog Posts, Charged with a Felony What Happens Now? Each part will tackle a different aspect of a felony criminal case from arrest and complaint to sentencing. Each post is designed to give an explanation of that post's topic, to be used in conjunction wit...

Should I Perform Field Sobriety Tests?

Posted by Anthony Bretz | Jan 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

People often ask this question when they meet an attorney. There is no straight forward answer to this question, but having some insight into why the Officer is requesting you to perform the tests and what he is looking for may help you to confidently answer the question yourself. First, the O...

Can I get my Felony DWI Conviction Expunged?

Posted by Anthony Bretz | Jan 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recently, a change in law went into effect that greatly expands a person's ability to have prior convictions or pleas of guilty expunged from their criminal record. Expungement is the process which allows a person with a conviction to have the record of that conviction removed from their criminal...

Expungements Not Available Merely for DWI Arrest

Posted by Anthony Bretz | May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

On May 23, 2017, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, in J. E. Bright v. Nia Ray, Director of Revenue, et al, No. ED104934, ruled that expungements of an arrest, plea, trial or conviction of an alcohol-related driving offense under RSMo 610.130 , formerly RSMo 577.054, are limited to ...

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