Blog Posts in 2017

Can You Be Arrested for Possessing Stolen Property?

In Missouri, receiving stolen property is defined as one who receives, retains, or disposes of property of another with the knowledge that it has been stolen, or believing that it has been stolen. ...
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Legal Defenses for Stalking

According to Missouri law, stalking is when an individual purposely and repeatedly engages in an unwanted course of conduct which causes alarm to another person when it is reasonable in that ...
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Drug Crimes: What's the Difference between Possession & Trafficking?

There are a variety of drug crimes in Missouri; however, drug possession and drug trafficking are considered two of the common criminal offenses. But what are the differences between the two crimes? ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Ignition Interlock Devices

An ignition interlock device (IID) is a handheld breath-testing device which connects to the vehicle’s ignition, horn, and headlights. In order to start the vehicle, a driver needs to blow into ...
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Can I Get a Restraining Order Removed?

What are Restraining Orders? Restraining orders are court orders in which a judge determines that another individual cannot make contact with a specified person and must remain a certain number of ...
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False Accusation of Sexual Assault: What Do I Do?

If you believe that you have been wrongly accused of committing rape, you need to take these allegations seriously. Despite appearing farfetched and ludicrous, the consequences from these accusations ...
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Missouri Lawmakers Consider Bill to Defund DWI Checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints have become an important tool in allowing law enforcement officers to arrest drivers under suspicion of DUI / DWI. While they are used throughout the state of Missouri and the ...
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Domestic Violence and False Accusations

Domestic violence has become a top priority for law enforcement across the United States. Over the years, police, prosecutors, and courts have significantly changed the way they respond to domestic ...
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What You Need to Know About Unlawful Search & Seizure

The United States Constitution is the foundation of our nation’s laws. Not only does it provide us with a number of important rights that safeguard our freedoms, it also functions to keep the ...
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What to Do After a DWI Arrest

If you or someone you love has been charged with DWI, knowing what to do after the arrest is critical to defending your freedom, future, and driving privileges. Missouri takes a tough stance on DWI ...
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How Long Will a Juvenile Crime Stay On Your Record?

Parents of children who have been processed through the juvenile criminal justice system commonly worry about how a juvenile criminal record will impact their child’s future. Juveniles too, as ...
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Revisions to Missouri Criminal Code Now in Effect

Laws are in many ways a representation of the people and communities who shape them. Over the years and throughout the country, we have seen that laws are constantly changing and being updated to ...
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Our Missouri Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers Handle Cases Nationwide

At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, we offer top-tier criminal defense representation throughout the greater St. Louis area. Additionally, our team handles federal cases across Missouri and nationwide. In ...
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