Springfield Criminal Law Blog

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April 26, 2023
What Are The Legal Implications of Recreational Marijuana Legalization for Residents of Missouri?
Missourians voted to legalize recreational marijuana on November 8, 2022. What does this mean for businesses and residents of the Cave State? Missouri joins 19 states that have already legalized recreational marijuana. Map Courtesy: National Conference of State Legislature (NCSL) Legalization creates a free market, allowing businesses interested in selling adult non-medical use cannabis products to obtain...
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April 5, 2023
Polygraph Tests: What You Need to Know
You’ve likely seen polygraph tests used in movies and on television shows, but how are these tests used in reality? In this blog, we’ll define polygraph tests, discuss their accuracy and use, explain why they’re not admissible in court, and help you understand your rights when it comes to taking these tests. What Is a...
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April 2, 2023
Understand the consequences for underage drinking and driving
Missouri is serious about underage drunk driving. Many people under 21 experiment with alcohol. That could be the beginning of problems. There could be serious consequences if they decide to drink and get behind the wheel of a car. That could lead to criminal charges if they get pulled over. The state is working to...
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April 1, 2023
Tax Evasion vs. Tax Avoidance: What Are the Legal Risks?
Let’s face it—the word “taxes” alone can be a major stress inducer for most people. A main reason for this is the underlying fear of making a mistake that could lead to an IRS audit, potentially resulting in hefty fines, penalties, or even a jail sentence. In the past three years, there have been more...
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