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White collar crimes: What does money laundering mean?

In the world of fiction, money laundering often represents an important plot point. This is especially so in dramas on the big screen and television programs involving crime. However, money laundering is also one of the more serious white collar crimes in real life.

A domestic dispute turns deadly in St. Louis' Patch neighborhood

Officers with the St. Louis Police Department were dispatched to a home located along 7400 Pennsylvania Avenue early in the afternoon on April 23. When they arrived there, they found that a 23-year-old man had been shot. Soon after paramedics had whisked the victim away, police took their alleged suspect into custody at a nearby home.

What does fraudulent misrepresentation mean?

The U.S. justice system comes many unfamiliar terms that confuse defendants. For example, the term fraudulent misrepresentation is just another way of saying that a defendant knowingly engaged in fraud. However, it is a serious allegation that could land the accused in a lot of trouble. In fact, it is one of the most commonly prosecuted white collar crimes in the nation.

What types of firearms are illegal in Missouri?

Most people who own guns do so because they have an interest in self-preservation. Others may own weapons because they enjoy shooting safely on a practice range. Whatever the case, firearm laws exist to inform you about what is legal and what is not legal in terms of personal weapons. To help you avoid an arrest on weapons offenses, it is wise to stay up-to-date about these laws.

Missouri man arrested after making and setting off bombs

A man from Cole County, Missouri, has been accused of creating homemade bombs and then blowing them up outside of someone else's house. He was arrested by the police, and he now faces charges for second-degree assault (two charges), unlawful manufacture and use of a dangerous weapon (one charge), a misdemeanor drug charge (one count) and a felony drug charge (one count).

How do attorneys improve the odds of successful criminal appeals?

There exists no guarantee that a criminal appeal will be successful. However, all good defense attorneys have developed strategies and techniques that help them win their cases. Your number one resource when seeking an appeal is finding a lawyer who is prepared to fight for you throughout the appeals process. For the defendant, this means retaining counsel with experience, skill and commitment.

Factors that can impact Breathalyzer accuracy

When authorities pull you over in Missouri and think you consumed alcohol before getting behind the wheel, you can anticipate that they will request that you blow into a Breathalyzer so they can get a better sense of your degree of intoxication. Depending on the results of your breath test, you may wind up facing a driving while intoxicated charge, and if that charge ends up leading to a conviction, you can plan on facing some harsh repercussions in the aftermath.

Is it legal to own nunchucks and blackjacks in Missouri?

Nunchaku, also known as nunchucks, is a weapon used in martial arts training. It consists of two sticks of the same size and length joined together by a short chain or rope. If you are a fan of martial arts films, you have probably seen nunchucks in use many times.

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