A Second Chance for Felons
Two house bills were passed through the Missouri House of Representatives last year that would give felons a second chance at rehabilitation outside of a prison facility. The bills were introduced to the legislature in an effort...
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Terrorist Threat in Fulton: The Criminal Consequences of the Things We Say
Gene McGrath was arrested in Fulton, Missouri for making terrorist threats at a bar. According to KOMU, McGrath threatened to “get his gun and shoot the place up.” Employees of the bar safely evacuated all patrons after...
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Mask Ordinances in Columbia: What You Need to Know
On Friday, July 10th at 5:00 PM, Columbia began enforcing a city-wide mask ordinance. The ordinance requires that people wear a mask outside their households in situations in which an individual cannot keep at least six feet...
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Can I Be Released From Probation Early?
In Missouri, if you are on probation you could be released early depending upon the charge you are currently serving a term of probation for and how well you are doing on your probation. In 2012, Governor...
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Top 5 Reasons You Should Be More Aware of Information in Your Phone
Any criminal and family law attorney knows one true fact: our client's cell phones contain a ton of information that is either really helpful or really bad evidence. The iPhone, and other smartphones like it, have created...
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Minor in Possession – Serious Consequences
It was August, 2005. I was just arriving to freshman orientation at Truman State University and the RA for my floor told everyone of a recent law change that was taking effect within days. The Missouri legislature...
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Will I Get Points On My Driving Record?
Read the following statement carefully: driving in Missouri is a privilege. It can be easy to take that privilege for granted and not pay attention to what happens to your driving record when you receive a traffic ticket....
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Fake ID – Abuse and Lose
My summers before an upcoming Fall semester were tons of fun. I would be able to catch up with old friends, enjoy good weather, and decompress from the life of all-nighters before the big exam. In all...
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Summer Boating Safety Tips
Missouri is home to several manmade lakes and waterways throughout the state which are popular spots for boating, fishing and other water sport activities. One of the biggest, and busiest, is the Lake of the Ozarks in...
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