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Second Degree Rape Charges in Missouri

December 7, 2021

Rape is a serious offense regardless of the charge. However, the differences in penalties between first and second-degree rape in Missouri are stark.  Second-degree rape charges in Missouri can incur class D felony charges, mandatory prison time, and fines. First-degree rape penalties are much harsher – up to life imprisonment. If you’re facing rape charges […]

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First Degree Rape Charges in Missouri

November 30, 2021

Rape in the first degree is a serious offense in Missouri. Individuals convicted of first-degree rape face a minimum five-year prison sentence (but up to life imprisonment), fines, and a life-long criminal record. If you’ve been charged with rape in Missouri, it’s in your best interest to consult with a criminal defense lawyer as soon […]

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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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