When a violent crime occurs, one of the most important things that detectives do is to try to figure out the motive behind the crime. The motive behind the crime is important because it can be used in the prosecution of the crime. It can also be used as a way to try to prevent other similar crimes from occurring.
Reports indicate that a crime-reporting app that has been used successfully in another city will debut in St. Louis this summer. The app is called the French Quarter Task Force app in it's home city, but will be renamed when offered for locals to download.
Missouri is considering a change to the state law regarding concealed weapons. The Missouri House of Representatives recently passed a measure known as the Constitutional Carry bill. If it passes the Senate and is enacted into law, it would allow people who have a clean background to possess a concealed weapon without the need for a permit.
Being charged with a violent crime makes you a social outcast. While that really isn't fair, it is the sad reality for people facing these types of crimes. One of the best ways that you can fight against the stigma that society places upon you in this case is to fight against the charges. We know that you probably want to present the strongest defense possible for your charges. We can help you to learn about the options that you have for your defense strategy.
Violent crime charges can lead to massive changes in your life. Not only do you have to face the possible criminal penalties that would come with a conviction, you also have to deal with the social impacts of the charges. We know that dealing with all of these consequences can be difficult. While we can't stop the social impacts, we can help you to build your defense against the charges.
Spousal privilege is a term that is used to describe the legal right of one spouse refusing to testify against his or her spouse during criminal justice hearings. That Missouri statute is what prosecutors believe led a suspect in a triple murder to marry the prosecution's essential witness.
Facing an assault and battery charge is a serious situation. That charge can be upgraded to an aggravated assault charge if certain elements are present. Aggravated assault convictions are even more serious than simple assault and battery charges.
There only a few crimes that get the attention of the population more than a violent crime. Many times, the prosecutors are looking to find a person who may have committed the crime instead of finding the correct person who did the heinous crime.
In our previous blog post, we discussed the case of the woman who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter because of butt implants that led to a woman dying. That case brings an important point to mind -- the stark difference between an involuntary manslaughter charge and a voluntary manslaughter charge.
Being charged with a violent crime, such as manslaughter, is sometimes the result of something that seemed innocent enough when you were doing it. Consider the case of the woman who is now facing criminal charges in Missouri because she gave a woman illegal butt injections. The woman with the butt injections died. Now the woman who did the illegal procedure is facing first-degree involuntary manslaughter charges, which carries up to 7 years in prison.