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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.

Your defense strategy has a big impact on your future

Imagine going into a job interview with all the skills necessary to do the job only to find out that a mistake that you made when you were younger is coming back to haunt you. This is the reality for many men and women who have been convicted of crimes. In some cases, the conviction itself is enough to prevent them from being able to find work. One type of conviction that this might be true for is a violent crime.

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