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Man charged with assault, other allegations after altercation

Feeling panicked at a particular moment can cause people to act hastily. They may not think about their actions at the time, but those actions could end up costing them dearly. In some cases, individuals could be charged with assault if they acted in a violent manner in a moment of panic.

Report of missing Missouri man leads to murder charges

There are few things more daunting than being the subject of a police investigation. Often, those in such a predicament may feel obligated to answer police questions even though they do not have an attorney advising them. However, any information they provide can be used against them. A man in Missouri is now likely wondering about his legal options after his recent arrest on murder charges, among others.

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.

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. 

Missouri man accused of assault after teen breaks into car

Most people in Missouri work hard to buy the things they own. As such, it may be difficult to predict how people might respond when their personal property -- and, potentially, their personal safety -- are under threat, especially if they believe there is a weapon involved. Unfortunately, a man now faces an assault charge after he allegedly shot a teenager who he caught breaking into a vehicle on his property.

Missouri man charged with murder following shooting death

When a person is charged with a crime, he or she faces a variety of different decisions, most of which will likely have a significant impact on the rest of his or her life. Unfortunately, few people feel prepared to make these decisions on their own. In fact, a man in Missouri is now likely wondering about his options after he was accused of murder.

Assault claim leads to Missouri woman's arrest

It is hard to imagine how a person might react upon arriving at his or her parked vehicle, only to find that someone is attempting to take it away. In fact, it would likely be easy to assume that the vehicle is being stolen or that the owner's safety may be in danger, potentially prompting him or her to take action to protect both property and safety. Unfortunately, a woman in Missouri now faces criminal charges after she was accused of assault in connection with someone trying to repossess a vehicle.

Missouri man accused of assault, other charges following chase

When a person is accused or suspected of a crime that is reported in the newspaper and other media outlets, there is typically only one side of the story that is told -- the side of law enforcement officers. Though many will make a judgment based on these reports alone, a person is entitled to the presumption of innocence unless there is sufficient evidence that proves guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In fact, a man in Missouri is now likely considering his legal options now that he is facing criminal charges, including assault, reportedly after a police pursuit.

Conviction overturned in Missouri knife assault case

There are many people who have little experience with the law. As such, they may not fully understand all their options, should they find themselves facing legal charges. Some people may even assume that a conviction of charges is the end of the criminal justice process. However, it is often appropriate to file an appeal following a conviction. In fact, the Missouri Supreme Court recently overturned one man's conviction on assault and armed criminal action charges

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