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Man begins criminal defense for alleged murder of friend, wife

A 53-year-old man has recently been arrested as a suspect in a murder case. The Missouri police believe that the man murdered his friend and his friend's wife, and the authorities suspect that money was the motive. However, as the man begins to form his criminal defense against the charges, he remains innocent before the court until, and only if, proven guilty.

St. Louis authorities step up drunk driving enforcement

Drunk driving crashes seem to have a disproportionate and deadly impact over the Labor Day weekend, in particular. Accordingly, as the final days of summer approach, St. Louis police officials warn that they will have heightened enforcement efforts from August 15 through September 1. In fact, their campaign is called Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. 

Woman takes deal in criminal defense for cyberstalking instructor

A 27-year-old woman has recently entered a guilty plea in her criminal case. The former University of Missouri-Kansas City student is accused of cyberstalking one of her instructors. She accepted a plea deal in her criminal defense, and she could face up to five years in prison when she is sentenced.

3 begin criminal defense for burglary accusations

Three people were arrested in an otherwise vacant house near Columbia. The investigating Missouri officer believed that the three were attempting to burglarize the house, and they were arrested after supposedly attempting to flee. Each individual must now focus on preparing their criminal defense in anticipation of a trial.

11 face drug charges in Missouri, including possession of drugs

After a year-long investigation by several Missouri law enforcement agencies, 11 people were arrested and accused of drug crimes. Three more individuals were subsequently arrested for possible drug activity during the investigation. Each of the individuals face Missouri criminal accusations for possession of drugs and other drug-related offenses.

Is drug enforcement racially disparate?

The country’s attitude about marijuana has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. However, a criminal defense attorney knows that other policy shifts are also underway regarding federal drug enforcement and accompanying mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines. For example, the U.S. Sentencing Commission recently voted to retroactively reduce sentences for certain convicted drug offenders.

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