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How TikTok Might Get Your Teen Arrested in Wyoming

By stladmin on October 11, 2021

TikTok is the fastest growing social media app. This short-form, video-sharing app allows users to create 15-second videos on any topic and share them. TikTok uses celebrity partnerships to generate viral content. For example, celebrity Jimmy Fallon helped drive the popularity of the app and started a challenges section on his show, using TikTok as the platform for challenges. Recently, TikTok challenges have been on police radar.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

When You Might Be Able to Sue Police After a Suspected DUI

By stladmin on October 4, 2021

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure by the government. In a recent Wyoming case, a Cheyenne man sued three police officers in federal court for violating his civil rights, as reported by the Gillette News Record. This civil suit was filed by Michael A. Sena after a municipal court judge ruled in his DUI case that one of these officers had lied under oath to a judge, stating that Sena had refused to take a blood test in order to obtain a search warrant. The DUI case was dismissed.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Stacking UIM Coverage With Family Policies

By stladmin on September 21, 2021

Stacking allows you to combine the limits of UM and UIM (uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage) across many vehicles, increasing your protection against accident-related costs. If your coverage limits are higher, you may be able to pay less out of pocket for a covered insurance claim.

Keep reading to learn more about when you can stack and the types of accidents where stacking policies will apply. Please note that as of May 2020, Wyoming state laws allow stacking. However, your insurer may have put anti-stacking wording into their policies. We advise you to check with your insurer for any anti-stacking policies they may have.

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Posted in: Auto Insurance

What You Need to Know About Possessing Prescription Drugs

By stladmin on September 12, 2021

Drug charges can serve as an unexpected wake-up call. When you’ve been charged with a drug crime, you are probably worried about how a conviction could affect your career or reputation, as well as if you will face jail or prison time, fines and expenses, or probation.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Can I Hunt in Wyoming if I Am Not a Resident?

By stladmin on August 9, 2021

If you are not a resident of Wyoming, you cannot hunt in wilderness areas within the state without a guide. The law is stated as follows at Section 23-2-401:

No nonresident shall hunt big or trophy game animals on any designated wilderness area, as defined by federal or state law, in this state unless accompanied by a licensed professional guide or a resident guide.”

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

How Motorcyclists Can Recover Compensation After a Hit-and-Run

By stladmin on August 2, 2021

It is a dangerous situation to be hit by a car while riding a motorcycle. Unlike the drivers that hit them, motorcycle riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle and are far more vulnerable to serious or fatal injuries. This situation is made even worse when the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the accident without taking financial responsibility for the damage they caused. Fortunately, there may be ways to recover compensation if you are a motorcyclist who has been the victim of a hit-and-run driver.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

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

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