Sex crimes

Impact of a sexual assault charge

Facing any criminal charge can change your life, but facing a sexual assault charge can have far-reaching consequences, even if you do not end up with a conviction.  At Wampler & Passanise, we understand how much such a charge can impact your life and want to help...

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....

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...