Month: September 2020

What is Missouri’s Abuse and Lose law?

Missouri takes underage drunk and drugged driving offenses very seriously. In an effort to reduce the incident rate of such offenses, it enacted the “Abuse and Lose” law.  According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, Abuse and Lose applies to anyone under the age...

Reviewing Missouri’s minor consent laws

Parents in Missouri no doubt maintain a good deal of concern about their teens as they first begin to interact with their peers in an intimate matter. Much of the advice and guidance parents give during this time is likely based on their own unique moral standards....

3 common defenses to a DWI charge

If you drink and drive, you could face charges for DWI. The Governors Highway Safety Association states that in Missouri and all other states except Utah, driving with a blood alcohol content level at or above 0.08% is illegal.  If the court convicts you of drinking...

What is drug court?

If you face a drug charge in Missouri, then you may get the opportunity to go through drug court. The 13th Judicial Circuit of Missouri explains drug court is an alternative option that allows you to seek treatment and help instead of going through the system to...

CYBER STALKING AND CYBER HARASSMENT LAWS

The right to be left alone, the right to silence, and to be free from harassment are rights often cited as essential to the First Amendment, but are being put to the test in the communications age due to the abusive potential of modern electronic communication. Free...

Cyber Harassment and Internet Defamation

Missouri law prohibits knowingly communicating a threat to another person if it frightens, intimidates, or causes emotional distress. You cannot use coarse language, offensive to one’s “average sensibility” that puts another person in reasonable apprehension of...

The Sometimes-Complex World of Online Stings

One of the most common methods that law enforcement agencies use to catch would-be child sexual abusers is the online sting operation. Police officers will post profiles or ads on sites like Craigslist, pretending to either be an underage person or pretending to offer...