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3 FAQs about property crimes

When faced with property crime charges, understanding the types of crimes and potential consequences helps you prepare for what lies ahead. Like with most crimes, different factors greatly impact the outcome. These may include the amount stolen and whether you used...

Underage drunk driving charges in Missouri

Underage drunk driving charges could turn your life upside down, and you need to immediately go over your options if you find yourself facing these allegations. Unfortunately, some drivers do not recognize the impact of drunk driving charges, and many find themselves...

How do drug schedules work?

When determining a drug crime, the law puts the different substances into schedules. These schedules help identify which drugs are most harmful. They also relate to the regulation of the substance. The Revisor of Missouri explains drugs end up in certain schedules...

What are the two legal aspects of a DUI?

Driving while under the influence is a serious crime. It falls under the criminal code of the state. However, it is also a traffic violation. Because of this dual status, if you get a DUI, you will face two different punishments. The Missouri Department of Revenue...

What is “three strikes” in Missouri?

A career criminal is someone who is not only currently convicted of a crime but who also was previously convicted of a crime. One of any court's biggest challenges is combatting these habitual offenders by encouraging rehabilitation and reintroduction to society, and...

Shoplifting equals theft in Missouri

Many states treat shoplifting as a distinct crime involving the theft of retail property, with penalties differing from those for other theft crimes. However, Missouri law treats shoplifting as any other theft with prosecution as a misdemeanor or felony. The following...