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DUI / DWI Articles

Adam Peer

Guide to Beating a DUI Charge Based on your Arrest Details

When facing a charge of DUI or DWI, it is important to take swift and decisive action in order to ascertain any and all potential flaws in police procedure that may allow you to challenge the arrest and the charges that you are now facing. It is almost impossible to do this without the assistance of an aggressive, experienced attorney. It is important to act quickly as even a misdemeanor DUI charge can be serious and can have long-term repercussions in your day to day life.

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Penalties You May Face Under Kansas DUI Law

A Kansas DUI case can result in harsh penalties and long ranging consequences. It is important to hire a seasoned, experienced attorney when facing a DUI charge in order to minimize those consequences as much as possible. When hiring an attorney, look for someone who is trained to administer the field sobriety tests, who is experienced and who knows the law, knows how to navigate it, and knows how to use it in the courtroom.

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Adam Peer

3 Things to do (or not do) if Pulled Over for Suspicion of DUI

The consequences of being arrested for DUI can be serious. Being prepared to handle the situation without panic can help mitigate the consequences of being pulled over. The best advice is to not drive while under the influence of alcohol or any drug. If you feel like you may be intoxicated, you probably are and should call Uber, Lyft or a good old-fashioned taxi.

As a general rule of thumb, anytime you encounter police in a situation where you might be under investigation, it is almost never advisable to speak with them outside the presence of an attorney. In this lawyer’s experience, there is virtually no way that a person can talk himself out of a DUI investigation and, in fact, every word he speaks will be strictly monitored by the officer. Almost without exception, silence is the best way to keep out of trouble and any kind of argument can almost always only make the situation worse.

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3 Tips to Finding the Right Kansas DUI Defense Attorney

When facing a Kansas DUI charge, it is advisable to hire the right DUI defense attorney. Operating or attempting to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can affect your personal life, professional life, and can result in jail time along with a substantial fine. Finding the right DUI defense attorney is not an easy task and not one you should take lightly. While the proliferation of information regarding this topic may cause confusion, looking at a few key factors can help narrow down your options.

If you are struggling to find the best drunk driving lawyers, here are 3 tips that will definitely help you select one.

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Adam Peer

Strict DUI Laws apply in Kansas City, Even if Your BAC is under .08

DUI or driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime in every state in America and is punished accordingly. Kansas and Missouri are no exception. In Missouri, the offense is referred to as driving while intoxicated (DWI). Whatever it is called, it has been identified as a serious public safety issue as approximately 40% of traffic deaths in the United States are reportedly due to alcohol or drug impaired drivers.

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Understanding your DUI/DWI

When charges are filed against you, it is prudent to hire an attorney. It can be reassuring to know that you have an experienced criminal law attorney in your corner, someone who is qualified and ready to fight for you, whether or not you are guilty. This article seeks to highlight some of the things a qualified criminal law attorney can bring to the table in your defense.

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Adam Peer

Allegations You may Face After Your DWI Arrest and the Need for a Strong Defense

It can be quite daunting to face a DWI arrest and the criminal prosecution that follows. When facing such charges, it is paramount to build a strong DWI defense strategy. Devising such a strategy requires knowledge, experience and an understanding of DWI prosecutions in Missouri. This requires having the right lawyer by your side. With the right Kansas City DWI defense attorney, you will stand a chance to develop and execute a cohesive, aggressive and effective strategy to defend your case. The following takes a look at allegations common to DWI cases and an overview of the methodology employed in developing an effective defense strategy.

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Adam Peer

Long Term Detrimental Effects of a DUI Arrest and Conviction

Anyone who takes to the wheel after having a few drinks, smoking a joint or taking other drugs is susceptible to facing a driving under the influence charge at some point. Arrests that result in conviction are not only embarrassing, but have long term implications on your criminal record as well as potentially long-lasting effects on your career.

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When Charged with DUI in Kansas, Hiring the Right Drunk Driving Lawyer is Paramount

One of the first things wise people do when they have been accused of DUI or failed a field sobriety test in Kansas is begin seeking professional assistance. It is well established that an attorney’s expertise and familiarity to Kansas DUI laws can help to defend your case, obtain an acquittal, or at the very least minimize the consequences of your DUI to the greatest extent possible under existing DUI law. Representing oneself when charged with DUI is not advisable. The following article provides specific examples of situations where hiring an attorney, the right attorney, can pay dividends.

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Criminal Defense Articles

Adam Peer

Crime and Punishment: The Importance of Finding the “Right” Kansas City Criminal Defense Lawyer

The criminal code of the United States, as well as the criminal laws in Kansas and Missouri, set forth regulations and standards of conduct through a statutory structure created by the legislature. These criminal laws are meant to enforce universal aspects of our collective moral welfare and seek to safeguard the property, health and safety of individual citizens. Those who fail to abide by the applicable criminal laws find themselves at odds with the system and are thus held to answer for their alleged offenses against society. When facing such a grave situation, the assistance of a professional becomes vital as the repercussions that can stem from a criminal conviction or, in some instances, from merely being charged with a crime, could scar your reputation for a lifetime.

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Adam Peer

Hiring the Criminal Defense Lawyer Who will Best Present your Case

Individuals who are facing criminal prosecution will be faced with the daunting task of deciding who should represent them in court. Choosing the criminal defense attorney who will best present your case couldn’t be more important. Attorneys with sound legal knowledge and a rich history of successfully litigating cases can do wonders for you even when the most incriminating evidence points in your direction.

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Adam Peer

What a Criminal Law Attorney Brings to the Table in your Defense

When charges are filed against you, it is prudent to hire an attorney. It can be reassuring to know that you have an experienced criminal law attorney in your corner, someone who is qualified and ready to fight for you, whether or not you are guilty. This article seeks to highlight some of the things a qualified criminal law attorney can bring to the table in your defense.

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Family Law Articles

Adam Peer

All About Uncontested Divorce

Although people often attempt to represent themselves without the assistance of an attorney, this is not recommended. Even uncontested divorces can be tedious, difficult, and dangerous without the assistance of an experienced and competent attorney.

With a seasoned lawyer to advise you, uncontested divorces can be simple, fast, and efficient, leaving you with the peace of mind of knowing your case is in good hands. If you cannot afford a full representation, The Law Office of Adam Peer, LLC also offers limited scope representation at a reduced rate. This representation includes advice, drafting of pleadings, orders, the settlement agreement and divorce decree.

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Adam Peer

How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer

Getting a divorce can be an unsettling experience. Even a seemingly simple divorce case can present a host of legal and practical, real life complications. In view of this inherent complexity, proceeding pro se (without an attorney) is not advisable. It is almost invariably best to leave it to the professionals and hire a divorce attorney. Finding a divorce attorney is easy. Hiring the right divorce attorney, someone with the requisite experience, skill and temperament to artfully guide you through the life-changing process of a divorce at a price that will not put you into debt can be a daunting task. This blog aims to enumerate the points you should keep in mind when searching for and hiring a divorce attorney.

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Adam Peer

Dads in Divorce: Know Your Parental Rights before You File for Divorce

For many years, courts employed a maternal preference when it came to child custody and visitation. This doctrine was based on the somewhat antiquated idea that the mother/child relationship plays a more integral role in the physical and mental development of a child than the role of the father/child relationship. Times have changed. Courts have come to realize that children need both parents. This includes generally giving both parents a say as to issues concerning a child’s health, education and welfare as well as recognizing that frequent and meaningful contact with both parents is the child’s right. To this end, state statutes now generally express that, in the eyes of the law, and in Courts throughout the greater Kansas City metro area, men and women should receive equal treatment as parents in the context of constructing a custody arrangement and visitation schedule.

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Adam Peer

The Advantages of Hiring a Good Divorce Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce

Under the right circumstances, married couples in Kansas and Missouri often choose to end their marriage through an uncontested divorce. This is the simplest and most inexpensive form of divorce and also helps the individual parties maintain their individual and collective dignity and privacy. If you and your spouse are on relatively good terms and are able to agree on all material issues that will need to be brought before the court, your case can remain uncontested and will likely be much easier, simpler, and less expensive. When a couple cannot agree on how to settle all material terms of the divorce, such as asset division, division of marital debt, whether maintenance or spousal support will be paid, as well as custody parenting time and visitation, the divorce will become contested and can be extremely complicated and expensive.

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Adam Peer

The Benefits of Uncontested Divorce

Going through a divorce can be incredibly difficult. The process can be extremely stressful, frustrating, and painful. One of the best ways to mitigate the ill effects of a divorce is to take the uncontested route. Uncontested divorce occurs where the parties, between each other and most of the time with the assistance of their divorce attorneys, come to a resolution on all material issues without going through the often protracted process of contested litigation. Uncontested divorce helps couples in a number of ways.

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Adam Peer

Why Hire a Divorce Attorney to Draft your Prenuptial Agreement

Excited about getting engaged and living in a virtual dream world? This euphoric state, as joyous as it can be, should be balanced with caution. In the midst of this celebration, it might be advisable to pause a while and think seriously about drawing up a prenuptial agreement before getting married. Although it may slightly dampen the mood, prenuptial agreements are now extremely common, especially among people who bring a substantial accumulation of money or other assets into the marriage.

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Adam Peer

Dollars and Sense in Divorce: Three Avoidable Mistakes That Can Drive Up the Cost of Your Kansas or Missouri Divorce

A divorce in Kansas or Missouri can be mentally and emotionally exhausting for the divorcing couple and even for their extended family. It can also prove to be a costly affair if you both choose to hire divorce attorneys to handle the case, which is generally an advisable step. The cost of a divorce can be impacted by different behaviors and decisions made by the couple, collectively and by each party, individually. During the course of the case, you will need to address several important topics including child custody and support, property division, asset and debt division, as well as maintenance or spousal support. The following seeks to address three common mistakes that can serve to increase your costs in a divorce and how to avoid them.

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