Springfield Criminal Law Blog

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August 31, 2020
Missouri Increases DWI Patrols For Holiday Weekend
If you’re looking forward to celebrating Labor Day Weekend a few days from now, you’re not alone. Given how difficult of a year it has been for Americans, many of us are eager for a three-day weekend and a chance to celebrate the unofficial end of Summer. Most adults traditionally include alcohol in their holiday...
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August 27, 2020
School Crimes
On January 1, 2017, there were substantial revisions to current Missouri criminal federal laws which have a significant effect on school districts. Student misconduct must be reported under the Safe Schools Act.    Felony harassment covers a person who “without good cause, engages in any act with a purpose to cause emotional distress to another person, and...
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August 12, 2020
Are field sobriety tests accurate?
Police officers sometimes use portable breath tests (PBTs) to check and see if a driver is intoxicated, but many breath tests and blood tests happen at the station. As such, officers need something they can use in the field, when it’s not clear if the driver is intoxicated or not. For instance, they may see...
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August 12, 2020
What Is Title IX?
Title IX states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” In far too many schools across America, students with Title IX claims made against them...
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August 10, 2020
Distracted driving with a DWI penalty
Missouri residents charged with driving while intoxicated offenses may face a range of penalties should they be convicted of the charge. These penalties may include the payment of high fines, participation in substance abuse or treatment programs and even the loss of their driving privileges. The required use of an ignition interlock device may also...
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August 7, 2020
Forgery in art: A talent that could lead to prison
If you’ve ever seen a master painting, you know how amazing it is. You may want it for your own home, but the likelihood of being able to afford it (or having access to it for sale) is slim. In most cases, people purchase reproductions of these famous paintings. They realize that they are not...
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