Those who have never faced criminal charges in Missouri likely do not fully understand the stress that going through the criminal justice system can create. A lack of familiarity with the process can create uncertainty and cause a defendant to second guess all of his or her decisions. Such may be the case for three men after they were arrested and charged with robbery.
Most people have multiple interactions throughout their day. Even a short trip to the grocery store typically results in some sort of conversation. Unfortunately, a recent alleged interaction between two women in a Missouri pharmacy led to one woman's arrest after she was suspected of robbery.
Police in Missouri receive complaints of a variety of different alleged crimes on a daily basis. While all allegations deserve to be investigated, there is not sufficient evidence for a conviction in all cases. Despite recent allegations that two teenagers took part in a robbery, it is unclear what evidence supports the charges against them.
The 2016 holiday season has officially begun. In addition to decorating, shopping and planning family celebrations, many Missouri residents are getting together with friends, co-workers and relatives to imbibe a little holiday cheer. These social occasions often include alcohol, and good times may become troubled if party-goers wind up facing DWI charges as they travel back to their homes.
Missouri state troopers were quite busy during the recent holiday weekend. One master sergeant said the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following the holiday are their busiest times of the year with regard to traffic stops. This year, more than 100 motorists were arrested for DUI in Missouri during that four day period.
It is legal to imbibe alcohol just before driving a car as long as one's blood alcohol content is not raised beyond the legal driving limit. However, many drivers choose not to drink at all because they do not want to raise any suspicions, especially if they are pulled over in traffic stops. Many would rather avoid any possibility of being charged with DWI in Missouri than risk getting into trouble over a few drinks.
Penalties for a conviction for stealing another person's property in Missouri vary depending on the details of an individual situation. Obviously, the theft of one item may be considered far more serious than that of another. Regardless of events that may have led to an arrest, a person facing such charges may request immediate assistance from an experienced defense attorney.
For a parent to have a minor child accused of crime is an obviously stressful situation. When a teen faces charges of theft or other misdemeanor infractions, it is advisable to seek criminal defense assistance before proceeding to court. The laws and regulations that govern juvenile matters in Missouri may differ from those pertaining to adult defendants.
A recent case in Missouri involves a man who has been accused of holding up two convenience stores within 16 minutes. These charges come directly after previous robbery and drug allegations that the man has supposedly committed. The man must now focus on a criminal defense as he faces the pending charges.
Sometimes, people in Missouri or elsewhere make choices they later come to regret in life. There are also times when a person is accused of something he or she did not do; yet, that may be difficult to prove without first going through a legal battle in court. There is no reason that minor theft charges or other misdemeanors should ruin a person's entire future.