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When is a Search Warrant Invalid in Missouri?

November 16, 2021

If you’ve been charged with a crime, it’s the prosecution’s burden to prove (“burden of proof”) that you’re guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In many cases, prosecutors use evidence obtained through a search and seizure warrant. However, that evidence isn’t always legally obtained.  The Fourth Amendment guarantees U.S. citizens protection against unreasonable search and seizures […]

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Unlawful Use of a Weapon While in Possession of a Controlled Substance in Missouri

November 10, 2021

The consequences for the unlawful use of a weapon in Missouri are severe. That’s especially true if you’re convicted of possessing a controlled substance (sufficient for a felony offense) while also possessing an otherwise legal firearm. A conviction could lead to prison, fines, and a criminal record.  With that in mind, individuals facing unlawful use […]

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What is Considered Drug Trafficking?

November 2, 2021

Many people think drug trafficking charges in Missouri require the possession of large quantities of illicit drugs AND the intent to sell/distribute.  However, that’s not the case. Defendants can be convicted of drug trafficking for simply having a large quantity. That’s true, even if it’s for personal use. With that in mind, individuals charged with […]

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