The opioid problem is one that has been covered almost constantly by the media. Another issue that is seemingly always making news is violent crime. The new U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri seems to have taken both of these issues to heart. He has noted that he plans to focus on these two problems.
Domestic violence comes in many forms. One form that continues to be surprisingly prevalent is strangulation. When a domestic discussion or argument devolves to this level, there is a possibility of criminal charges.
There are many different situations that could be construed as kidnapping. The key to all of these situations is that a person has to be taken to a location without his or her consent. In some cases, such as parental kidnapping, the victim might be willing to go, but he or she is taken without proper approval.
Violent crimes are some of the most difficult to deal with when you are thinking about the consequences of a conviction. These charges demand that you take them seriously and work hard on a defense. We are here to help you find a direction for your defense and work toward your goal for the case.
A 19-year-old Berkeley, Missouri, man has been found not guilty of second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and attempted robbery after 90 minutes of deliberation by a jury in St. Louis. The charges stemmed from the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old in January 2016.
Violent crimes are a serious problem for the St. Louis area. One of the factors that is present in many violent crimes is a gang association. While many people think that men are the only ones in gangs, the prevalence of females in gangs is on the rise.
Any criminal charge related to a homicide is difficult to deal with, but you shouldn't try to just ignore the charges. Trying to ignore them means that you will have to rush and throw together a defense at the last minute. This could mean that you miss critical points that could help your case.
Sex offenders, especially those who have to register on the sex offender registry, face a laundry list of requirements and prohibitions. Recently, the United States Supreme Court shot down one prohibition that is associated with these cases.
Violent crimes are often handled very harshly in the criminal justice system. The nature of these crimes often makes the prosecution want to set an example with the case. This places defendants in these cases in a precarious position. We know that you might have some concerns about the direction of your defense. We don't have any promises that we can make; however, we can let you know what choices you have.