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Voluntary manslaughter charges have specific requirements

Violent crimes are sometimes planned, but this isn't always the case. Just about everyone has heard about homicides that occurred in the heat of passion. This isn't just something that was made up in Hollywood. It is an actual point that is considered when a person is accused of voluntary manslaughter.

What exactly does aggravated assault mean?

There are a couple different types of assault in Missouri. One of those types is known as aggravated assault. Not everyone knows or understands what this entails, which is why we will explain this crime in today's post. Aggravated assault is the most severely punished of all the assaults due to the severity of the crime, the injuries caused and the intent.

The criminal justice system is difficult to navigate

The criminal justice system is complicated when you first start to look at it. Eventually, you will see the order of everything but it can take time to do this. When you are facing your first criminal case, you won't have time to try to figure everything out. You will need someone on your side who can help walk you through everything.

When your infatuation is perceived as stalking

Stalking is a serious criminal matter that must be addressed promptly when you find out that you have been accused of it. There are several points that you need to know when it comes to this charge. Knowing these might help you avoid a charge or fight one that is pending against you.

Take violent crime charges seriously, your life depends on it

Violent criminal acts, such as murder, could mean that you are losing your life if you are convicted. When you think about some of the penalties that come with these convictions, you can easily see why you need to take the charges seriously. You need to get started on your defense right away. Your freedom and possibly your life depend on this.

Know your options for dealing with violent crime charges

As we recently discussed, opioids and violent crimes are the focuses of the new U.S. Attorney for this area. This means that more people might find themselves facing criminal charges for these types of cases. With this possibility looming, now is a good time for a reminder that you have to be ready to fight back against these charges if they are placed against you.

Opioids and violent crime are targets of the new U.S. Attorney

The opioid problem is one that has been covered almost constantly by the media. Another issue that is seemingly always making news is violent crime. The new U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri seems to have taken both of these issues to heart. He has noted that he plans to focus on these two problems.

Kidnapping charges must be handled in a unique manner

There are many different situations that could be construed as kidnapping. The key to all of these situations is that a person has to be taken to a location without his or her consent. In some cases, such as parental kidnapping, the victim might be willing to go, but he or she is taken without proper approval.

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