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Understanding Theft Charges in Missouri – Charges, Penalties, & Defenses

February 9, 2021

Theft is the most common property crime in Missouri, accounting for more than 70 percent of property crimes in the state. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there are more than 115,000 theft charges levied against defendants each year. However, more than 20 percent of those accused are eventually cleared of all charges.  Individuals […]

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Penalties For Sexual Crimes Against Children in Missouri

February 5, 2021

Sexual crimes charges are generally prosecuted to the full extent of the law in Missouri. That’s especially true regarding sex crimes against children. While some child sex crimes offer defendants a chance at eventual redemption, others can lead to life imprisonment.  Child sex crimes can be committed by family members, teachers, strangers, etc. They include […]

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What is Domestic Assault in Missouri?

February 1, 2021

Domestic violence occurs at an alarming rate in the U.S. and many other nations around the world. The domestic assault rates in each state vary. However, Missouri is routinely ranked near the top for the number of domestic assault cases as well as the number of women murdered by men. The most recent data compiled […]

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