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Types Of Business Incorporations

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Thinking about starting your own business at the Lake of the Ozarks? Congratulations - that's a big step! There are a lot of things to consider as you get your new startup off the ground. One thing to think about is the manner in which you want to form your business entity. There are a couple of different types of entities, and they each come with their own pros and cons. Here is a quick look at a few your options.

Sole ProprietorshipSole proprietorships are possibly the simplest form of business corporation. Sole proprietorships have only one owner, and businesses will automatically be categorized as sole proprietorships until the owner selects otherwise.
PROS Allows for easier taxes (only one tax return is required for business and personal)Allows for lighter paperworkAs the sole owner, he/she is free to make all key decisions and adjust as quickly as desiredCONS Owners are personally liable for all of the business debts and obligationsThe business is entirely dependent on the sole …

Incredible Benefits Of Having A Good Lawyer

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Oh, I don't need a lawyer. I can handle this myself.

I don't have the money to hire an attorney.

I don't trust lawyers.

Maybe you've heard someone make these statements before - or maybe you've even made them yourself. At O'Donnell Law Center, we work hard every day to revolutionize people's impressions of attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks. What many people may not realize is that the benefits of a trustworthy, reliable Camden County attorney cannot be overstated.


Your Lawyer Will Have Your BackWhen dealing with legal issues, it can feel like the world has turned against you. Potential pitfalls seemingly lie around every corner, and navigating these issues can be both challenging and scary. The team at O'Donnell Law Center will have your back during these difficult times, and we will be here to guide you throughout the process.
Your Lawyer Will Defend Your RightsSome people are not aware of the all the rights that are guaranteed to them. Did you know, for …

Criminal Law FAQ

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When people hear the word "criminal," they tend to get very nervous very quickly. Most people are aware that criminal law potentially comes with serious, life-altering consequences, but they may not be familiar with the types of proceedings that frequently accompany criminal cases. In an attempt to clear up some of the misunderstandings that frequently surround criminal cases at the Lake of the Ozarks, the team at O'Donnell Law Center is here to answer some frequently asked questions about criminal law.


I've Been Accused Of A Crime. What Do I Do?
It is in your best interest to contact a criminal defense attorney as quickly as possible if you have been accused of a crime (or if you think you might be in the near future). Your attorney will be able to coach you on how best to proceed.

I'm Innocent. Do I Still Need An Attorney?
Yes. Unfortunately, it is not entirely uncommon for individuals to be accused (and incarcerated) for crimes they did not commit. If you have bee…

Consequences of a DUI

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Don't drink and drive.

Drink responsibly.

Always have a designated driver.

Thanks to our parents, our friends, and the media, we all have these warnings drilled into our minds from a young age. You probably hear these words often, but have you taken the time to really internalize them? If you operate a vehicle with alcohol in your system, you not only risk facing serious legal charges - you risk the lives of others. If you operate a vehicle after you have been drinking, you risk being charged with a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated).


As the Lake of the Ozarks' trusted DWI defense attorney, we're here to help you deal with the consequences of a driving while intoxicated arrest.

DWI ~ First-Time OffendersA DWI is a very serious charge and it comes with very serious consequences. Even if it is your first offense, you will face serious repercussions. Examples of consequences for a first-time offense often include: $500 in fines, plus court costs8 points on your driver's licenseDe…