May 2018 Archives

Hidden summer danger: boat dock electrocution

As Memorial Day weekend ushers in the official opening of summer tourist season, Missouri's lakes will fill with people of all ages out to enjoy a little fun in the sun. For those who who actually get in the water, as opposed to just sitting back and enjoying views of it, a caution about safety is in order.

Did probable cause exist for a search during a drug arrest?

Individuals from all walks of life may find themselves facing criminal charges at some point in their lives. Sometimes, authorities use unauthorized methods to obtain evidence and issue charges based on illegal searches and seizures. If your traffic stop led to criminal drug charges, you may be wondering if the search was lawful and if it is admissible in court.

Causes and symptoms associated with spinal cord injuries

If you are one of many people across Missouri who have ever suffered a spinal cord injury or watched a loved one deal with such an injury, you may know just how much it can hinder quality of life. Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing and even fatal in nature, potentially leaving you or your loved one in need of a lifetime of care. At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we recognize how emotionally and financially taxing it can be to deal with a spinal cord injury, and we have helped many clients and their loved ones who suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence.

Can a drug conviction lead to a loss of financial aid?

If you are a parent of a Missouri college student, or a student who will soon attend college and needs financial aid, you may want to have an important talk with your child. While using, possessing or selling illegal drugs poses obvious risks and can result in substantial criminal penalties, your college student may also face collateral consequences for taking such actions.

When using the sidewalk takes a turn from healthy to hazardous

Summer is just around the corner, and as you embark on your daily activities, you may decide to take advantage of the weather by traveling via the sidewalk. With the benefits of being a healthier form of travel and cutting down on fuel costs, you might not be the only one who considers this advantageous.

Protecting your professional reputation: part 1

Even if you try to be friendly with the competition while doing business in Missouri, it is usually safe to assume that somebody, somewhere, could eventually develop a sense of animosity towards your success. At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we make it our first priority to preserve our clients' good reputations regardless of the amount of adversity they face.

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