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Community Service

Where To Do Court-Ordered Community Service In Missouri

Having a hard time finding a place to do court-ordered community service in Missouri? Here are some non-profit charitable organizations where you may be able to do community service, plus answers to commonly asked questions about community service. What Is Court-Ordered Community Service? Court-ordered community service is volunteer work that

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Shoplifting/Stealing/Theft

Should You Pay A Shoplifting Civil Demand Fine?

Stores send “civil demand” letters to shoplifters to scare them into paying a $250 fine, but shoplifters don’t owe the store anything unless the store successfully sues and wins a judgment against them in civil court. What Is A Shoplifting Civil Demand Fine? If you get caught shoplifting, the store’s

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Minor in Possession of Alcohol

How To Keep An MIP Ticket Off Your Criminal Record

An experienced attorney can get your MIP ticket dismissed or reduced so you won’t have a conviction on your criminal record or driving record. The Punishment For Minor In Possession Of Alcohol Can Include Jail Time For a first-time offender who has been convicted of Minor in Possession of Alcohol

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Shoplifting/Stealing/Theft

Shoplifting Can’t Be Expunged From Your Criminal Record

If you plead guilty to shoplifting, your conviction can never be expunged from your criminal record, but an attorney can get it reduced to “Littering.” Why Can’t A Shoplifting Conviction Be Expunged From Your Criminal Record? In January 1, 2018, Missouri enacted a new expungement law that allows people to

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How to Get Missouri Driver's License Reinstated

How To Get Your Suspended Driver’s License Reinstated

To get your driver’s license reinstated after it has been suspended, you must pay a reinstatement fee and pay all unpaid traffic ticket fines, in addition to some other requirements. In addition to 1) paying a reinstatement fee and 2) paying all traffic ticket fines, you might also have to

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