Understanding Your Rights

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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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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Sep 19, 2023
Know Your Rights: Can a Police Officer Legally Search Your Car?

Traffic stops can be anxiety-inducing experiences for anyone. The flashing lights in your rearview mirror, the realization that you need to pull over, and the uncertainty of what will happen next can all create a sense of unease. One common concern during a traffic stop is whether a police officer can legally search your car. […]

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