Month: January 2021

Gun-Free Zones Leave Us Unprotected

On July 20, 2012, excited patrons gathered at the Century 16 Movie Theater to see the much-anticipated conclusion of a popular movie trilogy. Within only a few minutes of the opening credits, tear gas filled the auditorium. As the audience attempted to flee, deafening...

Expungement: Closing cases and opening opportunities

Expungement: Closing cases and opening opportunities

As we navigate life, many of us hit rough patches. Some people may experience a lapse in judgment while others suffer arrests or charges for crimes they didn’t commit. A mark on your criminal record, even a small one, can have devastating consequences on your life. It...

What do you know about the long-term cost of a DUI?

You received a DUI recently, and while you have a loose understanding of the financial costs of the charge, you may not realize the long-term costs. How could a DUI charge affect you in the months and years to come? Absolute Advocacy explores how DUI charges affect...

Does an officer have cause to arrest you?

When an officer suspects you of DUI crimes, they have many tools at their disposal. They can run field sobriety tests. They can implement breath analysis tests on the scene. Once arrested, they can even administer blood tests. But at what point do they have the right...

Detailing the duty to retreat

While most people in Missouri might never see themselves facing criminal charges, many also realize that there are situations where circumstances may compel them to act. The assumption is that in those scenarios, the law permits them to act in self-defense. Yet few...