Mar 2, 2023
What are your Miranda rights?

Understanding your Miranda rights is a crucial part of knowing how to interact with police in interrogations or interviews safely. What exactly are your Miranda rights, though? What do they protect? Avoid self-incrimination Miranda Warning discusses your Miranda rights. These protect your ability to avoid self-incrimination. What is self-incrimination? This is the act of giving […]

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Feb 16, 2023
Can a DUI ruin your time in college?

Getting a DUI at any point in your life can potentially impact it for years to come. However, if you are currently in college, it can prove an even bigger problem. In fact, by some accounts, one single DUI may even ruin your college career. An end to financial support The College Investor discusses how […]

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Feb 2, 2023
What is wire fraud?

Wire fraud is a form of white-collar crime that can have some pretty hefty consequences for anyone who is not expecting it. But what exactly is wire fraud? How does the law define it? And what are the heavy penalties associated with it? Tools used in wire fraud The United States Department of Justice defines […]

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Jan 30, 2023
Discrediting eyewitness testimony

Eyewitness testimony is often viewed as the most reliable element in a criminal case. This is not actually true. Psychological studies have revealed that eyewitness testimony is more fallible than previously thought. Understanding the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in eyewitness testimony can help you discredit the witness in your case. There are a few things to […]

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Jan 19, 2023
What does life after jail with a DUI conviction look like?

Getting a DUI conviction can act as a life-altering force for numerous reasons, not least of all because of the potential time in jail and massive fines. However, most people do not consider the lingering consequences of a DUI conviction. These long-term consequences could haunt a person well after they finish their jail sentence. Employment […]

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Jan 12, 2023
Penalties for drug trafficking in Missouri

Drug trafficking carries severe penalties in Missouri. Specific amounts will qualify for a Class A felony, which according to the Missouri statutes, might result in life imprisonment. Penalties depend on the drug in question, and the quantity found on your person. See below for more about drug trafficking laws and how they apply to different […]

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Jan 10, 2023
Examples of accidental fraud

Accidental fraud is when an individual unintentionally commits a fraudulent act. This can happen for many reasons, such as a lack of knowledge about the law or company policies or simply by making an honest mistake. According to Missouri statutes, an individual guilty of fraud may receive a class A misdemeanor charge and be liable […]

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Jan 5, 2023
How do you avoid a sobriety checkpoint?

People have different and valid reasons to want to avoid going through a sobriety checkpoint. But is it possible to do this in a safe and legal way? Do drivers actually have to go through these checkpoints, or can they leave? Understanding DUI checkpoints According to LifeSafer, it is possible to safely avoid a sobriety […]

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Dec 21, 2022
What impact can a DUI conviction have on your future?

DUI convictions have a major impact on the future of anyone who ends up with one. However, some people may face more hurdles than others in the aftermath of a conviction. This is particularly true for students or people attempting to change their careers. Loss of financial support As The College Investor points out, students, […]

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Dec 7, 2022
What is accomplice liability?

There are many different charges that an accused accomplice may face for their alleged role in a crime. While these terms are colloquially interchangeable, they are not legally the same. It is important to understand the difference between these charges, as each comes with its own potential consequences. Aiding and abetting a criminal Revisor of […]

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