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November 2019 Archives

Former Missouri police chief charged with assault

There is no doubt that law enforcement officers have difficult jobs. Not only do they face physical harm, but they often witness incidents that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, a former police chief in Missouri now faces assault charges, following an incident reportedly involving the father of a child the law enforcement officer had rescued from a pond.

Understanding the definition of involuntary manslaughter

Being found to have caused the death of another will always be charged as a very serious crime. However, there is a huge difference between intentionally shooting someone with a rifle and unintentionally causing a car crash that leads to a person's death, for example. This is why there are many different crimes that all address situations in which a person could have been found guilty of causing the death of another.

Federal grand jury indicts Missouri woman for fraud

When a person is accused of a crime, it may be easy to immediately assume his or her guilt. However, in all cases, a person is presumed innocent unless and until sufficient evidence is provided in court to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Unfortunately, those who face criminal charges may be unaware of their legal options. In fact, a Missouri woman recently indicted on fraud charges is likely considering how to respond to the allegations.

Man faces drug charges following Missouri high-speed chase

Many individuals, when facing a confrontation with police, react out of fear and panic. For some, this could prompt someone to flee an officer rather than stop. Unfortunately, reports indicate that a man in Missouri now faces federal drug charges following a car chase.

Missouri man accused of murder in case of missing brothers

Running a business can be a difficult enterprise, especially when that business involves the care of livestock. Often, unexpected circumstances can arise that could negatively impact the health of the animals, ultimately threatening the success of the business. Unfortunately, police claim that money allegedly owed in a business arrangement involving livestock is at the center of a case that led to murder charges against a man in Missouri. 

Police say Missouri woman was DWI with children in the car

It is relatively easy to become disoriented when driving. A missed turn or turning too early could quickly lead someone down the wrong road. Despite this possibility, police in Missouri have accused a woman of DWI. She now faces multiple criminal charges.

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