How the Passage of Amendment 3 Can Lead to Child Endangerment Charges
With the passage of Amendment 3 in Missouri, recreational marijuana use is now legal in Columbia for adults aged 21 or older. This new statute is meant to benefit adults who choose to partake in marijuana consumption.... READ MORE
Missouri’s Good Samaritan Law
In March 2022, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, handed down a decision in State v. Gill that significantly limited the availability of the Good Samaritan defense in drug possession cases for those who choose to... READ MORE
Prison for Pot? Man Serving 7.5 Years on Marijuana Charges Says Kansas’ Sentencing Laws are Unjust
The United States has a long, tumultuous history with the prohibition of illegal substances. Prohibition, for people living in the United States, is understood to be the period in United States’ history in which sales on alcohol... READ MORE
Can My Employer Drug Test Me After An Accident?
If you are injured at work, your employer can require you to take a drug test to enforce its drug-free workplace policies. A positive test result could result in a reduction of your workers' compensation benefits. If... READ MORE
What is Drug Court?
Some Missouri courts have established what have become known as "Drug Courts" (or "Treatment Courts") which provide alternative sentence options for eligible defendants who have clear problems with controlled substances or alcohol addiction. If you are charged... READ MORE