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Serious defense strategies are needed for second-degree murder

Second-degree murder charges are serious matters that must be addressed in an appropriate manner by the defense team. There are several options that you have for your defense strategy if you are facing this charge. You should review the ones that apply to your case carefully so that you can set the strategy that you want.

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.

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).

Are diversion programs available for violent crime defendants?

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.

Violent crime convictions can limit job prospects

Being accused of a violent crime comes with some very difficult decisions. You have to determine what is best for you at each turn. In some cases, there might not be a clear answer about this. You have to consider what each option means for you now and into the future. We know this is a challenge, so we are here to work with you throughout the process.

Murder and manslaughter: Slight differences in the circumstances

When you are questioned by homicide officers in the police department, they are asking you about the circumstances of someone's death. Homicides are deaths that are caused by another person. This doesn't mean that they are all criminal matters, but they must be vetted to determine the truth of the matter.

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