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Recalling Warrants in Missouri Courts

Are you afraid a warrant for your arrest has been issued? Warrants can be issued for a Failure to Appear (FTA), for missed court dates, failure to pay all fines, or if a new criminal charge or probation violation has been filled. When an active arrest warrant is verified by the police, they will arrest you immediately once you are …

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Juvenile Defense Attorney in Missouri

Juvenile defense is always hardest on the parents. You may be more terrified than your child when you think how this situation will impact their futures. I’m Bill Byrnes, a criminal defense lawyer and a father. I know the kinds of thoughts that go through your mind when your child is arrested: you’re thinking about tough love, about how you …

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Bad Checks Defense

Bad checks can be the result of an honest mistake. Maybe an error by your bank or employer was at fault for the bounced check. A simple mistake in personal accounting can make someone believe that they have more money in their account than they actually do. Whatever the reason behind a bad check, check fraud charges may be brought …

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Bath Salts Defense

Bath Salts are a synthetic form of cocaine, or synthetic cathinones, typically packaged in 200 milligram packets. Bath salts –the drug, not the health and beauty preparation you sprinkle in your tub — are not sold in retail stores but have been sold in smoke and head shops across the country, including in Missouri. Bath Salts are snorted in white …

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Missouri Divorce Law

Missouri divorce law is different from divorce law in other states. Divorce can be tricky and you need someone who is familiar with the divorce law in your area to navigate your divorce successfully. At Byrnes Law Firm,  we strive to make the process go as smoothly as possible during this very stressful time. Divorce Laws in Missouri Missouri is …

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The Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Missouri

I make every effort to be the best criminal defense attorney in Missouri. That’s my goal every morning when I wake up and head in to my office in St. Charles. Why do I do it? I’m a criminal defense lawyer for one reason. I’ll get to that in a second, but first, let me tell you how I know …

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What Does a Drug Lawyer Do?

If you have been arrested for either selling drugs or the possession of drugs, it’s important that you get the right drug lawyer to plead your case. The more experienced drug lawyers have represented hundreds of clients on drug charges whether it’s for possession, trafficking or other drug-related issues. This article will cover a little bit about what a drug …

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Probation Violation? You Need the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

A probation violation is a serious crime in Missouri. From the point of view of the court, you already had one chance when you got placed on probation. Now, somehow, you violated that probation. This is situation where you need the best criminal defense attorney you can find. The court has to decide two things.  First, did you in fact …

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Criminal Law Question: What If the Witness Doesn’t Want to Prosecute?

Most people don’t know much about criminal law, and what we don’t know can hurt us. For example, lots of people believe that they can’t be charged with a crime if a witness doesn’t want to prosecute. After all, if John steals something from Mary and Mary doesn’t want to prosecute, can John be charged with a crime? Yes. Just …

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Theft: When Your Child Needs a Criminal Defense Lawyer

When a young person steals, parents often react with “What did I do wrong as a parent?” I hear a lot of parents say this or something very close to this. Maybe it’s something to the effect of, “I’m so ashamed that my child did this. This is not how he was raised.” These parents never expected that their son …