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Adam Woody Speaks to Missouri Judiciary Committee on Proposed Crime Bill

Jul 29, 2020

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch covered recent testimony on a proposed crime bill pushed by Governor Parsons. Read the story below. Part of Parson police push includes threat of sending Missouri kids as young as 12 to adult prisons JEFFERSON CITY — Just two years ago, Missouri lawmakers signed off on a plan to raise the […]

Adam Woody Speaks at Missouri State Capital on Latest Criminal Law Bill

Jul 29, 2020

Earlier this week Adam, on behalf of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, had the honor of speaking before the Missouri Senate Judiciary Committee at the state capital in Jefferson City in opposition to a bill it has before it for review.  As you may recall, earlier this month Governor Parson called a special […]

Have you been falsely accused of a sex crime in Missouri?

Jul 24, 2020

The legal defense of False Accusation is a valid legal defense. If you are  facing criminal charges due to another person’s false accusations, you need to speak to a lawyer. If it’s a simple case of mistaken identity, it’s possible an attorney can ask the accuser to retract their allegation. However, a simple resolution is […]

Do criminal charges affect college eligibility?

Jul 22, 2020

A criminal conviction results in sentencing that the state or federal courts apply to the convicted. This conviction can range from a fine and community service to time behind bars. If the person who received this conviction is a college student, their education institution may have consequences of their own. College-aged crimes have seen a rise […]

Senate Passes “Bill of Rights” for Alleged Sexual Assault Victims

May 4, 2020

The Missouri Senate unanimously passed a bill that provides protections for alleged sexual assault “survivors.” Southwest Missouri Made National News for Destruction of Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases In recent years, Springfield Police made national news when it was uncovered that 108 rape kits were destroyed before the statute of limitations expired. Seventy-five percent of […]

The Coronavirus Crisis on Jails

Apr 20, 2020

Throughout the United States, there are approximately 2.3 million people behind bars.  In Federal, State, and Local jails around the country, thousands of people are now being released early.  The reason: coronavirus.  Much of the 2.3 million incarcerated individuals are being held on low level offenses, many simply awaiting trial or for their cases to […]

The Crimes of The Tiger King

Mar 31, 2020

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! During this time of self-quarantine and general societal unrest, we have all been looking for something to talk about other than the news. We have now found it from an unlikely source with the netflix documentary, The Tiger King, starring Joe “Exotic” Maldonado-Passage, aka “The Tiger King”. It is certainly a docu-series […]

The Law Behind Stay At Home Orders – What Does it Mean For Me?

Mar 30, 2020

Many people are asking, “am I really required to stay at home?” The short answer is, yes. There are laws and regulations that have been codified which give county commissions and county health center boards the authority to promulgate rules, ordinances, orders, and regulations specifically to prevent the entrance and spread of infectious diseases into […]