Family dynamics can be complicated. Despite the volatility that some families experience, there is rarely violence. However, a man in Missouri is now facing a murder charge in connection with the death of his mother.
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.
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.
When a crime occurs in a town, there is an understandable need for answers. For example, the need to ensure that there is not a safety threat to other community members after five people were killed is strong. However, it is necessary to ensure that any arrests made and charges filed are supported by evidence in the case. Unfortunately, it is unclear what evidence supports the murder charges filed against two Missouri men.
Conflict is a relatively common part of life. While most conflict occurs as part of a verbal exchange, there does come a time when it may be necessary for a person to defend him or herself from violence at the hands of another. Unfortunately, there are few details available following a recent incident, termed an assault by Missouri law enforcement officers, that left a man in the hospital.
The relationship between family members can often become volatile, especially if there is money involved. Though these disputes may lead to anger and arguments, they rarely lead to violence. Despite this, a man in Missouri is now charged with murder in connection to the death of his cousin.
Most people would agree that police officers have difficult jobs. In addition to their lives being at risk, their interactions with those charged with a crime can create a great deal of stress. Unfortunately, an officer in Missouri who was fired as a result of an interaction with a prisoner now faces an assault charge as well.
Police officers have difficult jobs. They frequently put their own lives at risk while trying to protect the lives and property of others. Often, they must make decisions in the heat of a moment that could make the difference between suffering a personal injury or returning home safely to their families after their shift. Unfortunately, an officer in Missouri is now charged with second-degree assault following what she describes as an "innocent mistake."
Most people in Missouri and across the country would agree that many people in the United States have strongly held political beliefs that they would go to great lengths to protect. Unfortunately, opposing views can often lead to conflict. In fact, a college student has recently been charged with assault due to his alleged actions in a protest.
When a person is charged with a crime, he or she faces multiple decisions that will likely have a significant impact on the rest of their lives. Most people in Missouri in such a situation feel unprepared to make these decisions without professional guidance. Unfortunately, three teenagers, now charged with murder, are now likely considering their options.