Kansas City personal injury lawyers know that most drivers have the steering wheel and seat of their vehicles adjusted in a way that provides the most comfort and ability to see clearly over the dashboard.
According to a recent study conducted by Geotab, U.S. 63 and Interstate 70 are the deadliest highways in Missouri and Kansas, based on fatality rates. The study was conducted to identify the most dangerous highway in every state, and used data taken from the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Sobriety checkpoints are common in Missouri, particularly around holidays. While sobriety checkpoints have been important in countering drunk driving, there could be changes coming this year as the state legislature debates whether DWI checkpoints should be included in the budget.
Recently a 26-year-old Kansas City woman was charged with first degree arson and knowingly burning or exploding after authorities claimed she set fire to the apartment she lived in at Gotham Apartments twice on the same day. According to court records, Marquita Washington was seen by a neighbor flicking a lighter while pacing the halls of the apartment complex located on Linwood Blvd. Washington denied the allegations against her and was held on $50,000 bond at the time of news reports.
None of us know when an accident is just around the corner; after all, we can't control other motorists and whether they are operating a vehicle while distracted or under the influence, or driving too fast for weather conditions. Accidents happen; it's a fact of life, even when drivers are paying close attention to the roadways.
From marijuana and "crack" to heroin, ecstasy, and even prescription drugs such as opioids that our country is seemingly hooked on today, there are countless drugs for sale on the streets. If you're someone who is distributing or selling illegal substances, you're essentially a drug dealer. It's a dangerous job - and one that may have you concerned enough to carry a gun with you. This is where things get messy and you could even face federal charges.
Hi, I'm Matt O'Connor from the O'Connor Law Firm here in Kansas City, Missouri, with
an update on the expungement laws.
Remember, the choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based on
advertising alone. Beginning January 1, 2018, you will be able to expunge, that is, take
away any prior convictions if you meet certain qualifications.
Recently Gary Michael Jr., a 37-year-old Clinton police officer, was conducting a traffic stop involving a traffic violation when he was fatally shot by the driver, who sped from the scene. Ian McCarthy, a suspect in the fatal shooting, was apprehended following a two-day manhunt and now stands charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.