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Mid-Missouri Car Crash Data – How Many Collisions is Too Many?

In an effort to kick off a healthy and safe 2020, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) recently released a New Study to city officials showing that between 2013 and 2017, an average of 1,550 motor vehicle accidents occurred each year within the city limits of the City of Jefferson. While CAMPO’s reach extends to neighboring communities like …

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Interpreting Missouri’s 2018 Expungement Statute

In January of 2018, the law in Missouri governing expungements greatly changed. Prior to the enactment of this law, very few crimes could be expunged, and the wait time to obtain an expungement was ten years for a misdemeanor and twenty years for a felony. Under the new law, the majority of offenses can be expunged and …

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Never Say Never! The Impact of Felonies on Professional Licensing

There are 41 professional licensing boards in Missouri that oversee the licensure for professionals seeking a license to practice within the state. These boards are charged with granting or denying licenses to individuals based upon the statutes, rules, and regulations that set out the qualifications for practicing within a profession. Even though this board has authority …

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End Distracted Driving in Missouri

As trial lawyers helping families through various tragedies, and typically those involving car wrecks, we routinely see the devastation left behind when someone makes the decision to drive distracted. Distractions abound: texting; finding the perfect song; eating; putting on make-up – can all lead to horrific consequences. I am a parent of a driving teenage son and …

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The Terms of my Settlement Agreement are too Tough! (Probation Violation Hearings and what to Expect).

So maybe you’re a registered nurse, or a pharmacist, psychologist, or another licensed medical professional, and you’ve entered into a settlement agreement with your professional Board or State Committee. Maybe your settlement agreement is the result of substance abuse (alcohol or drug dependency). If so, it likely came with onerous drug testing requirements, including the …

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More Than One Way to Recover

Mems v. Labruyere: Co-Employee Liability Obtaining recovery for an injury doesn’t necessarily mean recovery from only one party. Most people are aware that if you are injured at work, regardless of whether your employer was or was not negligent, you are likely covered under Worker’s Compensation and may be able to file a claim for temporary or …

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Custody Modification and “Res Judicata” – the case of Wigglesworth v. Wigglesworth (Mo. App. E.D. 2019)

In attempting to modify a current custody order, you are limited to presenting only facts that have occurred since the entry of the most recent custody order. If you don’t present the evidence the first time, you cannot attempt to use this evidence to support a request to change the custody schedule. This is exactly …

Call & Gentry Law Group Stands with Our Children – Supporting Missouri KidsFirst

Some principles are just so fundamentally true that they cannot be disputed.  One of those:  Every child deserves to grow up feeling safe and loved.  Call & Gentry Law Group is proud to serve as a sponsor for the Missouri KidsFirst Standing With Children Luncheon, which will be held on April 29, 2019 at the Millbottom Event …

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Choice, NOT Distraction!

Cell Phone Use While Driving: Distraction? No. Conscious Choice? Yes. Don’t Text and Drive. It Can Wait. Buckle Up, Phone Down. We’ve all heard these phrases and slogans hundreds of times. They dominate the conversation when it comes to the use of cell phones behind the wheel. But do these pledges, slogans, and signs really …

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