Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve been arrested, what do I do now?

If you are accused or charged with a crime, it is crucial to not speak until you have your lawyer present. This way, your attorney can ensure that your rights are protected and that you do not accidentally incriminate yourself. Keep your lawyer’s information handy so that you can get the help you need when you need it most.

What if I have a criminal record?

Despite any criminal history, you may have, Raghebi Law LLC will explore all possible avenues to provide you with a defense that you can trust. Regardless of your background, we will work hard to ensure you are fairly represented and that your rights are not being infringed upon. Because having a criminal record can often mean increased sentences if convicted, it is important to have a strong legal defense in your case. If you have concerns about new charges with a criminal record, give Raghebi Law LLC a call today to set up a consultation.

What is a Schedule 1 Drug?

Schedule 1 drugs include:

  • Amphetamines
  • LSD
  • Morphine
  • Peyote
  • Methaqualone
  • PCP
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine

Possession of Schedule 1 drugs can result in longer and more severe sentencing, so it is important to know your options. Raghebi Law LLC is experienced with drug cases and knows how important it is to have a strong legal defense in these situations. Give us a call today so we can get to work on your defense.

How can I have these charges dismissed?

It is possible for a drug charge to be dismissed in some cases. In order for this to happen, there are a few steps that need to be taken, and avenues to be explored. The first thing to be aware of is the conditions of the search. If the search itself was illegal, it is considered a violation of your 4th Amendment rights and is not admissible in court. Then, we will take a look at all aspects of the case – including lab results – to form a defensive plan. It is important that the client is forthcoming with all information about the situation so that your defense can be ready with a strong action plan.

What information will my lawyer need?

The details about how evidence was gathered against you are crucial to your defense, and so is your story. It is important for Raghebi Law LLC to know about your experience from start to finish so that we have all the tools for your defense at our disposal.

What if I have multiple DUI/DWI convictions?

First-time convictions for excessive blood alcohol content (BAC) or driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs (DWI) results in a 90-day suspension of your license. It is important to speak with your lawyer, as you may be eligible for a Restricted Driving Privilege in some cases. If the driver was operating a commercial motor vehicle with a BAC of .04 percent or higher, 2 points will be assessed to your Missouri driver record and your commercial motor vehicle license will be revoked for one year.

Multiple DUI / DWI convictions typically result in a 1-year revocation for the accumulation of points on your driving record. If you are convicted twice in a five-year period, you may also be at risk of receiving a 5-year license denial. For drivers with three DUI / DWI arrests, a 10-year license denial is possible. Don’t wait to get your legal defense started. Not having a license has significant impacts on your life, and these convictions can impact your freedoms as well.


Drivers under the age of 21 can have his or her driving license suspended for 90 days for a 1st offense for any one of the following reasons:

  • Traffic offenses involving the possession or use of alcohol
  • Drug use or possession offenses
  • Altering or possessing a “Fake ID”

This punishment can be extended to a year for secondary offenses. Mistakes happen, but they shouldn’t define your teenage years. A lawyer can help provide a defense for these charges so that you can get back to your life. Give Raghebi Law LLC a call today so we can begin work on your defense.

Is my case eligible to be expunged or sealed?

For most misdemeanor crimes, you are eligible for expungement. As soon as your record is expunged, the only people who will be able to view this record are the courts, law enforcement agencies, and certain employers. In most cases, three years must pass for arrest records or misdemeanor convictions to be expunged, and seven years for felony convictions. It is important to know that some convictions are listed as ineligible according to Missouri law.

These convictions include:

  • DWI
  • Class A / Dangerous / Violent Felonies
  • Domestic Abuse / Domestic Assault
  • Sex Offenses

You can view more of the disqualifying offenses at § 610.140 for the full list of disqualifying charges. There is also a limit to the number of charges that you can expunge from your record in total. Reach out to Raghebi Law LLC for more information, and to learn if your case is eligible for expungement.

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