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Are you unknowingly committing a white-collar crime at work?

Jun 18, 2024

Are you unknowingly committing a white-collar crime at work?   Most people who break the law do so with obvious intentions. Someone who embezzles from their employer may go to great lengths to try to hide their illegal economic activity from the company.   However, there are also scenarios in which workers might unknowingly and […]

Digital evidence and white-collar crime defense

Apr 15, 2024

Digital evidence and white-collar crime defense If someone steals a car, it is a crime, and if Missouri police have probable cause regarding a specific individual or group of people, they can make an arrest. This might lead to theft charges.  Intellectual property, identity theft, fraud and many other issues comprise a different category of […]

Potential risks of lying to a federal law enforcement officer

Apr 14, 2023

Lying to a federal law enforcement officer is a serious offense in Missouri with potentially severe consequences. It is a federal crime to make false statements or provide false information to any federal law enforcement officer, including agents of the FBI, DEA, ATF and Secret Service. The penalties for lying to a federal law enforcement […]

To-Go Cocktails Are a Go in Missouri

Aug 26, 2021

The laws regarding to-go alcohol from restaurants and bars that were relaxed last year during the pandemic have now been made permanent. Starting Saturday, it will be legal for those establishments that serve alcohol to sell cocktails and other alcoholic beverages to-go. There are several limiting rules in place, however. The to-go container cannot have […]

The Online Confrontation Clause

Jul 13, 2021

Just like everything else at the start of the pandemic, the U.S. justice system grinded to a halt in an attempt to wait out the storm. Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that COVID was going to stick around, so the U.S. was forced to resurrect the justice system by turning to a media they recently […]

Felonies and Misdemeanors: What is the Difference?

Jul 8, 2021

  The law is filled with legal jargon that is confusing to most outside of the profession. To make things worse, some terms are not even clearly defined to lawyers. Something not commonly known outside of the law profession is the difference between felonies and misdemeanors. The Difference Each crime a defendant is charged with […]

Responding to the Police in Springfield, Missouri

Jun 1, 2021

With the methods of law enforcement in Missouri and across the United States coming under scrutiny over the past year, it is important to know how to respond to police if you are ever confronted. Regardless of your political affiliation, knowing and exercising your constitutional rights can save you thousands in legal fees, even if […]

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 […]

When Are Bars Liable for Overserving Alcohol?

Jan 30, 2020

Vendors, bars, and social hosts — or as 18th Century England would like to call them, dram shops — can be held responsible for injuries that result from their patrons’ boozin’ and cruisin’. But when does this liability attach? Most states have some sort of dram shop law that allows DUI-related accident victims to hold a drinking […]