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Dan  Viets

Dan Viets

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  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Missouri
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Biography

Dan Viets handles a wide range of criminal defense and other legal issues.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
MO Coordinator, National Board Secretary, NORML Foundation President
National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, NORML
Current
Dan has worked for marijuana legalization and other drug law reforms for over 50 years, both in MO and nationally. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including President of the MO Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Unsung Hero Award from the NAACP.
Education
University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D. (1985) | Law
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I was also active during Law School in opposition to marijuana prohibition. We placed an initiative on the ballot in Columbia decriminalizing possession and effectively legalizing medical use and possession in 1986 and 2004.
Honors: President of the Graduate and Professional Council, representing all Graduate, Law, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Students.
Activities: Active in opposition to University investments in companies doing business in South Africa, where racist apartheid policies prevailed until the mid 1980s. The University eventually did divest from such companies due to our efforts.
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Awards
Trailblazer Award
Mid-Missouri NAACP
High Times Freedom Fighter of the Month Award
High Times
For his work helping to pass both a marijuana decriminalization initiative and a medical marijuana initiative in the November, 2004 election in Columbia.
Atticus Finch Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer Award
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
"Civil Libertarian of the Year." Award
1995 Mid-Missouri "Civil Libertarian of the Year." Dan was named High Times Freedom Fighter of the Month in Marc
"Keeping the Dream Alive" Award
Martin Luther King Association
"Audiencey Award"
Conan O'Brien on the Tonight Show
Professional Associations
Best Lawyers
Member
Current
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Super Lawyers
Member
Current
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America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
Current
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Lawyers of Distinction
Member
Current
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National Trial Lawyers for exhibiting excellence in the field of criminal law.
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Moderator, NORML Key West Legal Seminars, Pier House, Key West, FL
National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, NORML
For several years I have had the honor of introducing speakers and commenting on topics and issues at the Key West NORML Legal Seminars. We have some of the nation's best and brightest drug defense lawyers.
Contact & Map
Dan Viets Attorney
15 N. 10th Street
Columbia, MO 65201
Telephone: (573) 443-6866
Fax: (573) 443-1413