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New Greene County Circuit Judge Needs Governor Approval

May 30, 2019

Greene County judicial district is on track to get its first new Circuit Judge since 1976. Previous fights failed. Over the past twenty years, Greene County has added three new Associate Circuit Judges because the number of Associate Circuit Judges per county is based upon population growth. On the other hand, Circuit Judges are ultimately […]

Guns and Medical Marijuana: You Can’t Have It All, Despite Amendment 2

Nov 9, 2018

This week, medical marijuana was legalized in Missouri. But those with a medical marijuana license jeopardize their Second Amendment right to buy and possess a gun. It is illegal to buy a firearm with a medical marijuana license. Also, it is illegal to sell a firearm or ammunition to someone with a medical marijuana license. […]

What is a Class A Felony in Missouri?

Mar 8, 2017

The Class A Felony is the highest level of classification of crime in the State of Missouri. This is the highest of the high, the most serious level of crime. This includes cases like Murder in the First Degree, Murder in the Second Degree, Robbery in the First Degree and some drug crimes like Trafficking […]

Pot Breathalyzers are Being Tested By Law Enforcement

Feb 8, 2017

With the number of states that have passed recreational marijuana laws, the need to detect stoned drivers has increased. Technology companies have come to the rescue, creating devices to detect whether an individual has recently smoked or ingested marijuana. While the devices are still undergoing testing, one researcher, who happens to be a volunteer officer, […]

Castle Doctrine Revision – Springfield, Mo. Criminal Defense Attorney Adam Woody

May 8, 2015

Just last week, the Springfield ABC affiliate, KSPR, did a story featuring Springfield, Mo. criminal defense attorney Adam Woody on potential revisions to the Castle Doctrine. We posted a previous blog article regarding the Castle Doctrine in Missouri on July 16, 2014.  The Missouri Legislature is yet again hoping to expand upon the provisions of […]

Breathalyzer Results in Missouri DWI Cases May be Thrown Out

Feb 28, 2014

All Driving While Intoxicated cases have two separate aspects: the administrative portion of the case and the criminal portion of the case.  As we all know, the breathalyzer result (BAC) can be an important part of DWI cases and can impact both the administrative and criminal aspects.  On the criminal side, state or city prosecutors […]