Criminal defense

May 20, 2024
What Are Misdemeanor Sex Crimes in Missouri?

While Missouri classifies most sex crimes as felonies, there are a handful that are misdemeanors and do not carry penalties as harsh as those associated with felony sex crimes. However, a conviction for a misdemeanor sex crime could still have severe consequences, including jail time, fines, social stigma, and being blocked from working or living […]

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Apr 19, 2024
What Is the Age of Consent in Missouri?

The age of consent can be a confusing topic. Not only does it differ in various jurisdictions, but many states have exceptions based on how close two individuals are in age or whether or not they are married. In Missouri, the age at which an individual can legally give consent to participate in sexual activities […]

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Mar 22, 2024
What Are the Levels of Sexual Assault in Missouri? 

Facing accusations of sexual assault can be distressing, as can the possibility of navigating the complicated Missouri criminal justice system. Sexual assault cases can be especially difficult because of the numerous classifications of sex crimes under Missouri law. At Richard H. Sindel, Inc., our team of experienced Missouri criminal defense lawyers knows it can be challenging […]

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Feb 8, 2024
How Long Does a DWI Stay on Your Record in Missouri?

In Missouri, a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction can have lifelong consequences. This conviction remains on a person’s criminal record indefinitely, regardless of how much time passes. However, in some situations, it’s possible to get a DWI expunged, essentially erasing it from a criminal record. Expungement is a legal process where a court removes a […]

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Jan 16, 2024
What Is the Definition of Sexual Assault in Missouri?

In Missouri, sexual assault generally falls under the criminal offenses of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. These offenses vary in degree, with the most serious offenses carrying severe penalties, including jail time and fines. Missouri Sexual Assault Laws First-degree rape occurs when a person engages in sexual intercourse with another person who is incapacitated, […]

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Nov 1, 2023
Will I Go to Jail After a DUI Conviction?

After getting charged with a crime, like driving under the influence, you may fear for your future and the potential consequences you’ll face. Jail is one of the most feared punishments for crimes, but it isn’t the only one for DUI convictions. The penalties you face depend on several factors. A criminal defense attorney can […]

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Oct 6, 2023
Why You Should Retain a Lawyer for a First-Time DUI Charge

You may think that a first-time DUI charge is “no big deal,” given the number of people who are accused of DUI each year. The truth is the exact opposite. Not only is there a possible threat to your freedom, but you will also face a number of other consequences. Any time that you are […]

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