Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at the Benjamin Law Firm, LLC
Phone: 816-318-7943
Offices in Kansas City and Belton, Missouri

July 2019 Archives

Missouri man charged with killing transgender woman

A 41-year-old Missouri man has been charged in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in Kansas City. The body of the 32-year-old victim was found on the front porch of a residence near the intersection of Spruce Avenue and Independence Avenue on June 25. The man, who has allegedly confessed to the crime, is also facing several unrelated charges.

DUI DWI Expungement

Can You Get a DUI or DWI Charge Expunged?

Over a million drivers in the U.S. are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics every year. If you've been charged with a DUI or DWI, it can be a stressful, scary experience. Being charged with one of these offenses means paying hefty fines and possibly spending some time in jail.

Man faces multiple charges in connection with woman's death

Authorities in Missouri allege that a 46-year-old man was responsible for killing a woman with whom he had a history. Police found her body while doing a welfare check at her home in Nixa. According to a witness, the man confessed to shooting the woman, and there is also evidence that the woman was strangled.

Poor people facing jail over hefty fines

Missouri is among many states across the country where people in poverty are suffering particularly damaging consequences from initially minor brushes with the criminal justice system. Towns, cities, counties and state governments are increasingly relying on citations, fines and court fees to balance their budgets. Instead of raising taxes, which impact all residents and are often tied to income and wealth, these localities are depending on fines to cover basic costs of local services. As a result, poor people who are unable to pay the fees are suffering disproportionate effects of this type of enforcement.

Man faces second-degree murder charge after apartment shooting

Being convicted of violent crimes in Missouri will inevitably result in serious penalties. When the charge is murder, those who are confronted with these allegations must remember the life-changing consequences they face. With charges this severe, a legal defense to combat the allegations is a must.

Tips for dealing with an impaired driving stop

When you are pulled over for the suspicion of drunk driving, you need to start thinking about your defense right away. There are some specific points that might come into the picture when you are trying to fight the charges. Remember your rights and understanding how your actions might impact you.

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