Specific statistics regarding the number of individuals who have gone to trial in Missouri under 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(1) over the last 20 years would require access to up-to-date court records and databases. 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(1) is a federal statute that prohibits certain persons,...View More
The Federal Government does not call to say they have a warrant for their arrest. They simply serve said warrant and your in jail or at least in front of a Federal Judge. In general the Federal Government doesn't even call people at least not without sending a letter first.
He said she was 2 yrs old 2 blocks away unsupervised for 15-20 minutes she was almost 4 yrs old when it all happened she was playing in sand box and scooping dirt n rocks i was helping a new "friend" turning key of van he was working on and i stopped hearing her in the sad box and went to... View More
Under Penal Code § 118.1 PC, police officers can be charged with a crime if they knowingly make a false statement in a report, regardless of whether the statement was made under oath. This offense can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Luckily, there are several things that can be done when an...View More
Me and my husband got into a fight one day and our children came to the area where it was going on and tried to break us up My husband shoved one of them out the way and made the others leave the area. I thought he had harmed the one he shoved and called the authorities on him so they could have... View More
It is important to take responsibility for your mistake and try to rectify the situation. If you have already filed a false report against your husband, you should immediately contact the authorities and let them know that your initial report was mistaken and that your husband did not actually harm...View More
There’s no way to know without seeing all of the evidence that is in the possession of the state. You have a right to something called discovery - this is the formal name for the process by which the parties to a legal proceeding gather facts and information in possession of the other party. In...View More
Last april a man driving without a license, without insurance, in an truck he’d had for nearly a month without registering it properly turned left into oncoming traffic. He struck and killed a man and seriously injured a woman on a motorcycle. Even with prior charges in another state for driving... View More
I'm so very sorry for your loss. In rare circumstances, it is possible to seek damages from the state itself (e.g., police and others acting as its agents). This is called the public duty doctrine, and its application depends on the particular statutes/court cases of a particular state. Under...View More
Yes, there are law enforcement officers who patrol the state parks and rivers in Missouri. For example, if you get caught with marijuana while camping in a state park or while on a float trip on a river in Missouri, your case will be prosecuted in the circuit court in the county where the incident...View More
Under Missouri law, the period of limitation does not run: (1) During any time when the accused is absent from the state, but in no case shall this provision extend the period of limitation otherwise applicable by more than three years; or (2) During any time when the accused is concealing...View More
My husband was murdered and the person who committed the crime was first charged with 2nd degree murder and unlawful use of a deadly weapon. Now the unlawful use of a deadly weapon is changed to armed criminal action and 2nd degree murder Which is worse? Armed criminal action or unlawful use of a... View More
First and foremost, sorry for your loss. That is a terrible thing to go through. Every situation is different, but typically a person who is convicted of armed criminal action in Missouri may have to serve a prison sentence of at least three years. On the other hand, an unlawful use of a weapon...View More
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