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Can a Police Officer Test for Drugs in a Traffic Stop?

By stladmin on June 9, 2021

Most people are aware that police officers can use field sobriety tests or breathalyzer tests to check whether a driver is under the influence of alcohol, but drugs are a different story. Traces of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, and even over-the-counter drugs in your system can lead to a DUI with drugs charge, yet they do not appear on breathalyzer tests, and they influence the body in different ways. So, the question remains: how do officers know if a driver was using drugs?

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Dealing With a Dismissive Auto Insurance Company

By stladmin on May 26, 2021

If another person crashed into your vehicle, you deserve to get your medical bills and lost wages paid as soon as possible. Unfortunately, car insurance companies do not make the process easy. They will often fight accident victims over small details to avoid paying the full amount a victim’s claim is worth. Some will even blame the victim or argue that the victim is lying.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

How to Avoid Jail Time With Probation

By stladmin on May 13, 2021

If you have been arrested for a crime, you likely are worried about spending a long stretch of time behind bars. Wyoming courts often impose harsh punishments for minor offenses that can completely change your life. But if you are eligible for probation, you may be released early or not have to go to jail at all.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

What Makes a Good Criminal Defense Attorney?

By stladmin on April 29, 2021

After being arrested in Wyoming, you have to sit down and take a hard look at all of your options. Wyoming courts can issue severe penalties for seemingly minor offenses, and prosecutors like to aggressively pursue the harshest punishments. To avoid a long prison sentence and hefty court fines, you need to pick the right attorney to handle your case. But how do you pick a criminal defense lawyer?

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Understanding Wyoming’s Bail Process

By stladmin on March 31, 2021

After being arrested, one of the first things a defendant has to deal with is a bail bond. A bail bond is an agreement the defendant makes with the court that he will go to all court appearances on time. In order to be released from jail before your trail, you need to pay a “bond” to the court, either in cash or through a bail bond agent. If you attend all court appearances and follow the court’s rules for your release, you will get the money back. If you miss an appearance or break a rule, then you lose the money.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

How to Pay Medical Bills During an Accident Claim

By stladmin on March 17, 2021

The biggest question we get asked by new clients is, “How am I going to pay for my medical bills?” At the end of the day, our goal as personal injury attorneys is to make sure you are taking care of after an accident. If you had to pay for a doctor’s visit out-of-pocket or need surgery, we include these costs in your claim. But while your claim is being negotiated, there are ways you can cover your bills or get them extended until you receive a settlement.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Understanding a Statutory Rape Charge

By stladmin on March 3, 2021

Wyoming has strict sexual assault laws, and violating them can lead to years in state prison, hefty fines, and even having to register as a sex offender. One such charge is statutory rape, which many defendants face because they do not know Wyoming’s age-of-consent laws or did not know the age of their partner before doing the deed.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Injured by a Snowplow? Here Are Your Options

By stladmin on February 24, 2021

Wyoming is big on snow. Or rather, snow is big on Wyoming. What with being bordered by the Rocky Mountains to the south and west and hosting a few national parks, we in Wyoming get a lot of weather come winter. And sometimes, even in populated areas, it’s just too much to handle.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

How a Strangulation Accusation Can Lead to More Serious Charges

By stladmin on February 17, 2021

Wyoming courts have complex and harsh laws for violent crimes. We are one of the few states to have a specific charge for strangulation, which has a unique legal definition. This charge can result in years of jail time, court fees, and a ruined reputation. However, depending on the circumstances, defendants can face more serious charges.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

The Ramifications of an Out-of-State Drug Charge

By stladmin on February 3, 2021

In the recent 2020 election, Wyoming’s neighbor states of South Dakota and Montana voted to legalize marijuana possession for both medicinal and recreational use. While South Dakota’s governor has contested the new law, residents and visitors to Montana cannot be charged with possession if caught with small amounts of marijuana as of January 1, 2021. However, while many residents of Wyoming may be tempted to travel out-of-state to take advantage of this law, there are several other important laws you should be aware of.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

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