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Jul 20, 2023
Indecent exposure can lead to criminal charges

When most people think of sex crimes, they think about crimes like rape or sexual assault. Some people might not realize that there are several other sex-related criminal charges that a person might face. One of these crimes is indecent exposure. Indecent exposure means that you are accused of showing your genitals to another person […]

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Jul 20, 2023
Sexting Laws In Missouri: Teenager vs. Adult Charges

Most people understand sexting to be the sending or receiving of sexually explicit messages through electronic methods, such as text message or email. When consensual adults send these types of messages for noncommercial use, it is generally acceptable. In contrast, when these messages involve images of children under the age of 18, people can face […]

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Jul 19, 2023
Recent proposals for Missouri self-defense laws

There are relatively strong laws in place for self defense in Missouri. According to the Revisor of Missouri, an individual may use physical force on another person if they reasonably suspect they are in danger. However, the burden of proof still lies on the defender. If you use self defense in Missouri, you must prove […]

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Jul 19, 2023
Is it legal to own nontraditional self-defense weapons?

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 […]

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Jul 19, 2023
Fraudulent misrepresentation may be an element in a criminal case

When you are entering into a contract with another person, you have to make sure that you are being fully honest about all aspects of the matters at hand. Failing to be truthful can lead to claims of you making fraudulent claims. People might not realize that they might end up facing criminal charges in […]

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Jul 19, 2023
Can police officers read your mail?

You’re not home all day long. You have work and plenty of other commitments. If the police are investigating you, can they go to your house and read through your mail? After all, it gets dropped off long before you get home, so you could not stop them and may not even know. Fortunately, you […]

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Jul 19, 2023
What is statutory sodomy?

The St. Louis Sex Crimes Unit is a division within the city’s Metropolitan Police Department that investigates sex-related crimes. While the unit often has involvement in sexual assault and rape cases, its detectives may also collect evidence about suspected statutory sodomy. Statutory sodomy is a criminal offense that includes anal, oral and other types of […]

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Jul 19, 2023
Can I get charged with a DUI for sitting in my car?

Numerous states have interpreted their DUI laws broadly. This means in many states you run the risk of catching a drunk driving charge just by sitting in the driver’s seat of a car. The law in Missouri does not require such a harsh result. Missouri only allows for a driving while intoxicated charge if a […]

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Jul 19, 2023
Voluntary vs. involuntary manslaughter in Missouri

Missouri distinguishes between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter when prosecuting a crime in which a person kills another person recklessly or purposely. While the law considers both crimes less severe than murder, they still constitute felony convictions.  Learn more about how the state defines types of manslaughter and penalizes offenders for these convictions.  What is voluntary […]

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Jul 19, 2023
3 types of bail bonds offered to defendants in Missouri

When Missouri residents enter the jail system, they may be offered an opportunity to receive bail. When a defendant gets bail, they agree to appear in court when they’re ordered to. A court will grant bail if they believe that a defendant will actually show up to trial. In order to guarantee their appearance, a […]

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