COVID-19

Courts & COVID in Kansas City, Missouri

Courts & COVID in Kansas City, Missouri

It’s a confusing time.Politicians can’t seem to decide if masks work or not, but the scientists are clear – they help slow down the spread of the virus.Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas just extended the mask requirement in Kansas City to January 19, 2020.Kansas City...

Are your COVID test results private?

Are your COVID test results private?

The Associated Press reports that thirty-five states are reporting the name, address and identifying information of persons who test positive for COVID-19 to first responders.While the knee-jerk reaction to this is, of course they should, after thinking about it a...

KCMO 10/10/10 Rule – Is it a violation of my privacy?

KCMO 10/10/10 Rule – Is it a violation of my privacy?

Cities and towns across the country are dealing with opening back up after the COVID 19 shut down for much of March and April.As the world begins to open back up, I will have to work on closing my mouth down as it has been working overtime these weeks cooped up inside...

Are cops issuing Speeding Tickets during COVID?

Are cops issuing Speeding Tickets during COVID?

Evidence the world is changing is everywhere. The skies are clearing because we aren’t burning fossil fuels like normal. Teenagers everywhere are spending time with their parents (well maybe), and communities are coming together like never before.One such community is...

How do Sex Offenders Register During the COVID Quarantine?

How do Sex Offenders Register During the COVID Quarantine?

While there is no doubt the COVID-19 crisis is changing our world in ironic, powerful, and unexpected ways, some things stay the same.There are no changes in the Sex Offender Registration requirements during the COVID 19 crisis. People who have to register as a sex...

COVID Court Attire

COVID Court Attire

I read this article yesterday.An article about someone who sounded to be a great judge in Brooklyn, New York, who chose the wrong way to handle his court room as he continued to hold in-person hearings and ended up passing away from COVID-19.While the Missouri Supreme...

Can I be charged with a crime if I don’t stay at home?

Can I be charged with a crime if I don’t stay at home?

This is America. Despite the naysayers, we still enjoy more freedom than any other country on earth. This is, like most things, a double-edged sword.As COVID-19 starts its nasty trip across the country, we are all on lock down, or rather, we should be on lock down....

COVID Concealed Carry

COVID Concealed Carry

March 2020 is a record setting month of gun sales in the U.S. based largely on the fear and uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic has stirred in the hearts of people from all walks of life.I’m sure that there are more new people with firearms out there than ever before,...

Warrants in the time of COVID

Warrants in the time of COVID

You missed Court in March.The trumped-up charges from a year ago was found on the assistant prosecutor’s desk as he cleaned up to go home for a month or two and now you are facing a criminal charge.You just found out there is a warrant with your name on it and your...

Going to court in the time of COVID

Going to court in the time of COVID

Criminal defense lawyers deal with fear and anxiety every day.What is going to happen? Is this judge fair? Does the prosecutor hate me? But now, we get to deal with these issues plus the uncertainty of the COVID 19 calamity.The Supreme Court of Missouri, today, based...

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