A motor vehicle accident can happen before a driver even has an opportunity to respond to a changing condition. A suddenly slowing vehicle or a single moment of distraction, for instance, can easily lead to a collision. Unfortunately, police in Missouri and across the country may be quick to assume that an accident was the result of drunk driving regardless of the evidence.
There are many workers in Missouri who are dedicated to performing their job tasks as expected. However, even the most dedicated employees are capable of making mistakes. Unfortunately, if those mistakes ultimately lead to the loss of money, employees could find themselves facing accusations of fraud. In fact, a former employee of an excavating company has recently been charged.
For many students in Missouri and across the country, college is a time of exploration and adventure. In fact, some students may ultimately experiment with alcohol and drugs. Unfortunately, police believe that a student recently died as a result of taking drugs; another student now faces drug charges as a result of the death.
Verbal disputes happen all the time. However, it is relatively rare that a verbal dispute turns to violence. Unfortunately, if an off-duty police officer is involved in a physical dispute, additional scrutiny could apply because of his or her occupation. Although assault charges have been announced against two Missouri police officers, many details of the dispute remain unclear.
Since the development of sophisticated DNA testing, we’ve discovered that cases from the past that relied heavily on eye-witness accounts often lead to wrongful convictions. In fact, incorrect eyewitness identifications were involved in 70 percent of over 350 false convictions in the US.