Missouri Cell Phone and Driving Laws

An overview of cell phone & driving laws in Missouri.

Many studies have shown that a driver using a cell phone can be as impairing and dangerous as driving drunk. At 35 mph, a two-second glance at your cell phone in the seat next to you means you have traveled over 100 feet on the road without looking. Plenty of things can and do happen …

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The Paranormal Side of Real Estate Law

So, you’re thinking about buying that old Victorian mansion that sits high up on the hill past the squeaky gate? If the howling wind, cawing raven, and banging shutters don’t make you think twice, you should at least educate yourself on exactly what the seller is required to disclose to you about the house.    …

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Missouri Protesting Laws: Understanding Your Rights & Limitations

Recent events, such as the Black Lives Matter and the George Floyd protests, seem to indicate that there has been a cultural reawakening throughout the United States to exert our First Amendment rights and participate in various forms of public discourse. Standing up for your rights can be scary and difficult, but it is the …

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2022 Missouri Driver’s License Laws: What Every Teen and Parent Needs to Know

To eliminate the headache from getting your teen properly licensed, here's an easy-to-follow guide outlining Missouri Driver's License Laws.

Missouri is one of many states that has implemented a graduated driver’s licensing (GDL) program, which outlines a process of steps teens need to complete and rules that must be followed receive full driving privileges.  On its face, this program might make getting a license seem intimidating or a hassle, but it is designed to …

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Gonzalo Fernandez Discusses Eric Greitens’ Indictment & Privacy Laws in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On Thursday, February 22, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was indicted for felony invasion of privacy after allegedly taking and transmitting a semi-nude photo of his mistress. The current state laws regarding invasion of privacy are confusing: What exactly is privacy, and how can these laws be interpreted in the 21st century? Read Gonzalo Fernandez’s interview with the St. Louis …

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What’s a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

I’m Gonzalo Fernandez, and I’m a partner at the law firm Fernandez Law. One of the questions I get asked a lot is, “When lawyers talk about a wrongful death case, what does that mean?” It sounds confusing, and it shouldn’t be. What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit? All “wrongful death” means is that somebody …

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St. Louis Sues the NFL Over Rams Relocation

St. Louis Sues NFL Over Rams Relocation

  The City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Regional Sports Authority have filed a 52-page petition against the NFL, the 32 NFL teams and their individual owners, asking for damages based on the Ram’s leaving St. Louis for their new home in Los Angeles. The lawsuit has five separate counts: breach of …

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Trump and the Law of Unintended Consequences

  As Trump enters his second month in office it has become very apparent that he intends on fulfilling the promises he made during his campaign to “crack down” on illegal immigration. His recent executive orders barring immigrants from six predominantly Muslim countries has been front page news for the past month. What has been …

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Gonzalo Fernandez’s Remarks at the St. Louis Courthouse Naturalization Ceremony

Gonzalo Fernandez, an immigrant from Argentina, spoke at the St. Louis Courthouse naturalization ceremony on Jan. 20 as 53 individuals took the oath of US citizenship. Below is a transcript of his remarks. — Congratulations! I am very honored and pleased to be here sharing this special day with you.  I, like you, am an …

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