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Profiting off Humiliating Others: Mugshot.com Owners Arrested for Pay-for-Removal Scheme

Jun 12, 2018

It appears we have seen the last of springfieldmugshots.com.  Last month, the owners of Mugshots.com were arrested on charges of extortion, money laundering, and identity theft. The website used data from police and sheriffs’ department websites, collected names, booking photos, and charges. Then, they published the information online without the person’s consent. To add insult […]

Criminalizing “Revenge Porn”: Attorney Adam Woody Discusses the New Missouri Statute

Jun 11, 2018

On Governor Greitens’ last day in office, he signed House Bill 1558 into law, which creates the felony offense of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images. Prior to Greitens’ approval, the Missouri legislature approved the bill banning “revenge porn” unanimously. Missouri joins 38 states and the District of Columbia in outlawing revenge porn. Missouri Senator […]

No Intent to Kill: The Recent Trend of Overdose Prosecutions

Jun 5, 2018

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, Prince, recently died after taking fake Vicodin laced with fentanyl. An icon of artistry and individuality, Prince’s opioid-related death sent shock waves across the world. Charges were not filed in relation to his death because law enforcement could not determine who provided Prince with the drugs. […]