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Persistent DWI offender charged in Lincoln County, Missouri, Previous charges include Manslaughter.

A man who was high on pot when he killed a popular youth minister and his young son in a wreck in 1997 will be back in court Thursday facing new drunken driving charges.

The defendant, now 34, was charged as a chronic DWI offender earlier this year after a police officer saw him crash into a large rock and sign near a Winfield gas station, then drive off. Police said he was under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine at the time.

He was charged as a persistent DWI offender and with three misdemeanors — operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, operating a vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

He currently is free after posting $20,000 bail.

If you or someone you know is facing a Felony DWI or Manslaughter charge, JCS Law can help. Experienced Attorney John Schleiffarth fights Drunk Driving charges. Serious charges need a serious defense and the award winning team at JCS Law can protect your rights and future every step of the way.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Why isn’t anyone taking about Hope Solo’s domestic violence case?

While U.S. Soccer doesn’t have the same high profile as the NFL, how do the cases differ? Aren’t women’s soccer players just as much role models as male football players? The goalkeeping record is an important one, both for Solo and for women’s soccer, but does it really trump an accusation of domestic violence? Why is the notion of awaiting due process so inconsistently applied? And why aren’t more people talking about the fact that domestic violence isn’t simply an issue of men against women?

JCS Law fights domestic violence charges in St. Louis County. Attorney John Schleiffarth can help you or a loved one facing domestic assault charges in Missouri. Whether you are being charged with Domestic Assault, Child Abuse or Stalking we can help.

Source: Washington Post

Cleveland Browns Josh Gordon pleads guilty to DWI

The charge against the Cleveland Browns wide receiver has been pending since July.

In lieu of a 60-day suspended jail sentence, Gordon received 12 months’ unsupervised probation, a $100 fine and $290 in court costs as a result of the plea, according to the Wake County Clerk of Courts office. He also had his driver’s license suspended.

A league source told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder that Gordon pleaded guilty Tuesday in the hopes he can avoid a mandatory two-game suspension, which is one of the new rules that would be enacted when the NFL and NFLPA formalize a new drug policy, something that could happen any day.

If you or a loved one is facing a DWI, you need a serious law firm. JCS Law and attorney John Schleiffarth fight DWI charges. Whether you are a college athlete, business professional or stay at home mom, a bold and aggressive defense can protect your rights and future.

Source: ESPN

FBI agent to Appear in court for misdemeanor charges

A Fulton man who is an FBI agent and member of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force will appear in court next week on misdemeanor assault charges that alleges he choked someone and caused them to lose consciousness.

Misdemeanor charges may not be as serious as felony charges but can still have serious implications when it comes to your criminal record and future education and employment opportunities.

Fines for a misdemeanor may be up to $1000 and prison sentences could be upto 1 year. If you or a loved one have been criminally charged with a misdemeanor offense, you need to hire an experienced St. Louis criminal defense lawyer to handle your case. JCS Law handles misdemeanor charges throughout the St. Louis area as well as Felony charges throughout Missouri.

Source:, “FBI Agent to Appear in Court on Misdemeanor Charge,” July 25, 2014

Repeat DWI offender gets 15 years in prison

A 56 year old man from Eureka, Missouri has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for repeat DWI. The man was has had 3 previous DWI convictions in 1992, 1997 and 1998.

In Missouri, repeat DWI offenders are categorized based on how many DWI’s they have received. A person who has received multiple DWI’s in Missouri is classified as one of the following:

  • Aggravated offender
  • Chronic offender
  • Persistent offender
  • Prior offender

Section 577.023 of Missouri’s Revised Statutes outlines the requirements for these classifications. Each additional DWI may bring more serious charges and with them more severe consequences.

If you or a loved one is facing repeat DWI charges in the St. Louis area, you need an experienced DWI Lawyer to fight for you in court. Police often make mistakes in their investigation of a DWI including the administration of Standard Field Sobriety Tests. A law firm like JCS Law may be able to get charges reduced or even dropped depending on the facts of the case.


Source:, “Repeat drunk-driver sentenced to 15 years in prison,” Adam McDonald, July 20, 2014

Kevin S. Webb II Joins JCS Law

We are pleased to have Attorney Kevin Webb join our firm. Kevin joins as an associate attorney and will be a great addition to the JCS Law team.

Kevin focuses his practice on the criminal defense and other concerns of local St. Louis citizens. He has represented individuals and local businesses in the St. Louis area. Prior to joining JCS Law, Kevin ran his own practice. He earned his J.D. in 2013 from Washington University School of Law.

Welcome Kevin!

Two people charged after fleeing a traffic stop

A man and woman are facing charges after alegedly fleeing from police during a traffic stop. Police say they pulled the two over for a traffic citation, and noticed the two switching positions in the car. The male who is alleged to have been driving before the stop was found not to have a valid drivers license. When the officer tried to arrest the male, the female accelerated away from the officer. A chase ensued and the suspects were later tracked down.

Driving without a license and resisting arrest are crimes that can have serious consequences. If you or someone you love is facing similar charges, you need to call an experienced criminal defense and traffic lawyer to represent you. JCS Law is bold and aggressive in defending its clients in court. They may be able to get your charges reduced or even dropped depending on the circumstances of your case.

Law Makers Propose new restrictions Making Interlock Mandatory for all DWI Offenders

St. Louis area drivers might be interested to know about a new proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives. Law makers have proposed new requirements for drunk drivers, the proposal would require all those convicted of a DWI offense to have ignition interlock installed in their car.

Ignition interlock is a device that measures blood alcohol levels each time the driver gets in their car to drive. Each state has its own requirements when it comes to these devices. Right now, Missouri only requires interlock for repeat offenders.

Ignition interlock is only one of many different penalties a person may face as a result of DWI charges. However, in order for a person to be convicted of a DWI in Missouri, there needs to be sufficient evidence. An experienced DWI lawyer in St. Louis may be able to have charges reduced, or even dropped depending on the evidence in the case.

If you or a loved one is facing charges of DWI or another alcohol related driving offense, you need representation today to protect your driving privileges. JCS Law defends those charged with DWI in St. Louis and around Missouri.

Source:, “Missouri Lawmakers Propose New Ignition Interlock Requirements,” July 8, 2014