If someone asked you if you're a law-abiding citizen, you would tell them that you are. You don't use drugs, rob banks or steal cars. You follow the law, you respect authority and you have never done anything that would put you at odds with the authorities.
In our Missouri-based law firm, we are often surprised at how casually people view allegations of their involvement in white collar crimes. This is especially so when the accused is innocent of these allegations. We want you to know that any and all allegations of white collar crime involvement require a serious and immediate response, even if you are innocent of these accusations.
A man who used to be a police officer in Missouri recently went to court for his role in an armed bank robbery and a car chase that led other officers at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. He pled guilty to those crimes.
As an alternative to incarceration and/or other criminal penalties, more and more states are putting pre-trial diversion programs into place. These programs help defendants overcome underlying problems that may have contributed to their alleged criminal activities. These programs also play an invaluable role in helping to reduce overcrowded prison populations across the nation.
A 16-year-old boy and two adults have been arrested in connection with a carjacking that occurred on Wednesday evening in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis.
When you are interested in protecting yourself from physical harm, having some kind of weapon is one of the best ways to accomplish your goal. However, not everyone is comfortable carrying or using a firearm. These people often desire other self-defense methods to deal with assault attempt. Businesses and manufacturers across the nation are eager to assist these people by providing them with self-defense items that are not typically illegal.
The Missouri Attorney General announced on Feb. 25 that he'd like to see carjackers face much stiffer penalties, especially if a deadly weapon is used in the commission of their crime.
It is easy to fall on the wrong side of the law. Twenty-eight people learned that the hard way when the police arrested them for various minor infractions during St. Louis' Mardi Gras celebration. Mardi Gras in St. Louis is the second biggest celebration for the holiday in the country only behind New Orleans.
The vast majority of criminal appeals are decided without the defense attorney or the defendant ever appearing before the panel of judges. Instead, judges rely on briefs prepared by lawyers to make their decisions about each individual appeal. We feel that an appeal has a far better chance of success when the defense attorney can present the panel with an oral argument.
There are many different types of white collar crimes. Some of these have to do with criminal enterprises and the need to make the money involved in those look legal is a top priority. This is where one serious white collar crime comes into the picture. Money laundering is the process of taking money gained by unlawful means and trying to funnel through legal businesses to make it look like it was made legally.