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Springfield Criminal Attorney Adam Woody Featured on KY3 News Discussing Dismissed Polk County Murder Case

Jul 31, 2018

A Polk County Circuit Judge dropped a second-degree murder charge against a Southwest Missouri woman based on a new statute that was originally designed to combat the nationwide opioid epidemic. In Bolivar, Missouri, Danielle Baker was charged with second degree murder after the formerly registered nurse was accused of supplying liquid morphine and other controlled […]

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. […]

Teen Driving Curfews Could Cut Crime, But At What Cost?

Apr 5, 2017

Research out of the University of Texas at Dallas say that teen driving curfews can not only curb car crashes, but they could also reduce juvenile crime. That said, should be really we limiting individual freedoms in order potentially reduce crime? Before we delve into the ethics of the curfew, let’s take a look at […]

The Future is Here: Breathalyzer Skin Patches

Mar 15, 2017

We all know that if someone is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, they will be required to take a breathalyzer test, usually later at the police station. And this test result will be the primary evidence used against him in a drunk driving case. The first problem with this is that the amount of alcohol […]