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Understanding your non-compete agreement

Posted by Patrick Nolan | Apr 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Understanding your non-compete agreement by Kirksville Attorney Patrick Nolan Non-Compete Information General Information: In Missouri courts balance four factors in reviewing non-compete agreements: (1), Needs of an employee to engage a highly trained workforce, without fear of emplo...

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24 Initial Visual DWI Detection Cues

Posted by Patrick Nolan | Feb 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identified 24 cues for police officers to detect nighttime impaired drivers. 24 Initial Visual DWI Detection Cues Weaving Weaving Across Lane Lines Straddling A Lane Line Swerving Turning With Wide Radius Drifting Almost Strikin...

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Grieving is normal during divorces

Posted by Patrick Nolan | Feb 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  When I went through my divorces, the grief process was less understood. At least it was with the circle of friends and the manly environment I was in. More than one person I knew told me I just needed to go get drunk and laid and that would take care of it. It didn't. Despite having lo...

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What to expect after you receive a DWI

Posted by Patrick Nolan | Oct 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dual process: A Missouri DWI triggers two cases, one a criminal DWI and one a civil DWI administrative hearing. The criminal case is the prosecution against you for the alleged violation of Missouri's laws against driving while intoxicated. The civil case is the administrative hearing w...

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Three ways Science Impacts the Breath Test

Posted by Patrick Nolan | Oct 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Three ways Science Impacts the Breath Test   A Missouri driving while intoxicated defense attorney needs to understand science. We know different volumes of expelled lung capacity, affected by different body temps, at differing pressures of force of blow, will directly affect the number a...

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Administrative Hearings - DWI

Posted by Patrick Nolan | Sep 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you take a breath test and the test result is .08% or above (.02 if you are under 21), the Missouri police officer will take your driver's license and give you a temporary license and a hearing request form.  The hearing request form must be completed, mailed and postmarked within 15 days of y...

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Blood Tests

Posted by Patrick Nolan | Sep 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blood tests can have a major impact on your DWI case in Missouri. You and your attorney need to explore the circumstances of the blood test: Was a warrant issued? Was the warrant properly issued based on individualized circumstances? How was the sample collected? How was the sample preserve...

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Breath Testing

Posted by Patrick Nolan | Sep 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Breath Testing The breath testing machines used by Missouri police departments use infrared light and a complicated computer program to determine what your breath alcohol level is. Then the breath alcohol level is converted to a blood alcohol level. There are a number of issues with the b...

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