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On behalf of The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith

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.
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On behalf of The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith

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.
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On behalf of The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith

Drug Sentencing Guidelines Implicate Controversial Policy Issues

The penalties for many drug crimes can be surprisingly harsh, partly due to the federal sentencing scheme. For example, a charge of drug trafficking may implicate federal law and the sentencing guidelines promulgated by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
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On behalf of The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith

Privacy Helps Both Sides in A Sexual Assault Investigation

When it comes to a sexual assault allegation, privacy is of the utmost concern — for both parties. In the event of a conviction, a criminal defendant may face a felony on his or her record and mandatory sex offender registration.
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On behalf of The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith

Report Lists DNA Evidence as Sole Forensic Test with Reliability

A criminal defense attorney knows the damaging effect that inflammatory or overly prejudicial evidence may have on a jury. Indeed, there’s an evidentiary objection that can be made on that basis, where the prejudicial aspect of a proposed submission outweighs its probative value.
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On behalf of The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith

Expungement Sometimes Included in Criminal Defense in Missouri

Any Missouri resident who has ever been charged with a crime most likely understands the anxiety and fear that can arise in the aftermath of the incident. Many worry that a background check that shows a past arrest will become an obstacle as they attempt to begin their life anew.
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