Law enforcement in Missouri generally does its best to keep citizens safe. However, this doesn't mean that officers are above reproach. Many cases seem cut and dried when looking at purported evidence, but when legal professionals take a closer look, there is often more to the story. This makes a comprehensive criminal defense a necessity. This could be the case in the recent arrest of a Missouri man whom authorities have charged with multiple felonies.
How often as children did people play cops and robbers, or act out John Wayne scenes from movies? Toy guns were prolific when baby boomers were children and not considered an issue in Missouri. A toy gun for Christmas was at the top of many wish lists. This is illustrated in the very popular movie "A Christmas Story," where all Randy wants for Christmas is a BB gun. Sadly, childhood games have morphed into a different reality as so many households have guns, and accidental shootings have become an issue and their outcomes often necessitate a criminal defense.
Missouri police agencies made two different types of drug arrests recently, which allows for an explanation of some of the differences between the two. In the first matter, Callaway County deputies along with the city of Fulton Police authorities reportedly executed a drug search warrant to search the residence of a 32-year-old man. Police allege that during the search they found a felony amount of marijuana. They arrested the man for felony possession of a controlled substance; criminal defense attorneys usually follow a pattern of investigation in such arrests.
A high-profile politician has recently been accused of computer data tampering. The Missouri governor Eric Greitens has been accused of illegally obtaining a list of donors to help him raise campaign funding. The politician maintains his innocence and plans to present a criminal defense when the time comes for his court date.
Spring break is the first chance Midwesterners have to take in the warmer weather. According to the Transportation Security Administration, as many as 65 million people travel for the spring break season. If you plan on jet-setting for vacation or work there are some things you need to know should you find yourself in trouble. If a person gets arrested on vacation in another state and gets released, once they go home, they think it is the end of the story. Unfortunately, out of sight does not mean out of mind.