HUNTER SAFETY: A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Perspective
- posted: May 03, 2021
In the practice of law handling criminal defense cases, it has been my experience that often many of my clients are addicted to drugs or alcohol, have prior criminal and Read More
Range of Punishment for Felonies in Missouri
- posted: Apr. 26, 2021
There are five classes of felonies in Missouri. The most serious is a Class A felony and the least serious is a Class E felony. The various ranges of punishment Read More
Your Rights as a Criminal Defendant: What You Need to Know!
- posted: Apr. 19, 2021
You have numerous rights as a defendant in a criminal prosecution. It is important to have a basic understanding of these rights so you can exercise them if needed. It Read More
The Warrant Requirement
- posted: Apr. 12, 2021
Thinking about search and seizure issues is a daily part of life for most law enforcement officers. Arresting a suspect, looking for evidence, making a traffic stop, and seizing evidence Read More
The Right to Remain Silent: What You Should Know!
- posted: Apr. 05, 2021
The Fifth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution provides, in part, that “No person...shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself...” This is commonly referred Read More
Self Defense and Defense of Others in Missouri
- posted: Mar. 29, 2021
Self Defense and Defense of Others in Missouri In Missouri, some acts of physical force, and even deadly force, which would normally result in criminal penalties are, under certain circumstances, considered Read More
Voluntary Manslaughter, Manslaughter in the First Degree, or Manslaughter in the Second Degree: what is the difference?
- posted: Mar. 22, 2021
There are several differences between voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter in the first degree, and involuntary manslaughter in the second degree. Those differences are the influence of sudden passion arising from adequate Read More
Murder in the Second Degree or Voluntary Manslaughter: what is the difference?
- posted: Mar. 15, 2021
There are two primary differences between murder in the second degree and voluntary manslaughter. Those primary differences are the influence of sudden passion arising from adequate cause and the range of punishment Read More
Murder in the First Degree or Murder in the Second Degree: what is the difference?
- posted: Mar. 08, 2021
There are two primary differences between murder in the first degree and murder in the second degree. Those primary differences are deliberation and the range of punishment available for each Read More