Violent crimes are sometimes the result of a person not being able to calm down when they are angry. This might come when there is an argument with someone or because of a maddening incident. One thing that you can do to avoid getting into a situation where you might have to resort to violence is to learn how to control your anger and calm down. This isn't always easy, but it might help you to stay out of legal trouble.
Violent crimes are often difficult for people to face. There are many different types of violent crimes that that are possible, so you have to think about the specific charge that you are facing. This is the only way that you can determine what defense strategy you should use. We are here to help you evaluate these options so that you are able to make decisions based on what you feel is the best for you.
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.
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.
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).
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.
A jury in Buchanan County, Missouri, determined recently that a man was not guilty of charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
People who are involved in the criminal justice system in Missouri should have a basic understanding about how the classification of the crime impacts their possible sentences. These classifications can also have an impact on how a conviction might affect them later in life.
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.