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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 […]

Scientists Still Seek A Reliable DUI Test For Marijuana

Aug 9, 2017

This spring, 16 state patrol officers from Colorado and Wyoming took a couple days off their usual work schedule to do something special. They assembled in a hotel conference room in Denver. As instructed, they wore street clothes for their first assignment: going shopping at nearby marijuana dispensaries. “It’s a brave new world,” said instructor Chris […]

Man Arrested for Possession Surprised to Find State Didn’t Legalize Marijuana

May 31, 2017

Ignorance of the law — and election news — wasn’t a valid excuse for an aging Arizona toker arrested this week in Golden Valley. After allegedly resisting arrest, Lon Victor Post, 54, told deputies early Wednesday morning that he thought the state had legalized marijuana, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies took him to […]