Lawyers who help run and profit from the St. Louis area's 81 municipal courts often work as traffic attorneys whose success lies in their ability to get a charge amended to a nonmoving violation, a leniency that many courts will afford only to lawyers, as long as the offender is willing to pay a higher fine, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. They also work as city attorneys, paid to represent municipalities in lawsuits and to craft . . .
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