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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. […]

Parents: 3 Ways You Can Challenge Your Teen’s DWI/DUI

Apr 4, 2018

The last thing you ever expected was to get a call from the police station stating that your child had been arrested for driving drunk. Your teen isn’t even old enough to drink. A DUI can impact your child now and in the future, so it’s important to understand how to fight against the charges. […]

Springfield Criminal Defense Attorney Adam Woody Featured on KOLR10 News Story

Feb 9, 2018

Adam Woody weighs in with local CBS affiliate KOLR 10 regarding the 2006 murder conviction in Dallas County of Brad Jennings. Jennings’ conviction was overturned by a Phelps County Judge earlier this week following his attorneys filing for a writ of habeas corpus.  A Writ of Habeas Corpus is a petition against an agency holding someone […]