The current blog posts have been related to the 4th Amendment and its applicability. The 4th Amendment protects US citizens from unlawful searches and seizures. There are 10 categories identified… Read More
May 18, 2018When is the 4th Amendment Applied? – Open Fields
Many of the current blog postings are related to the 4th Amendment, protection from unlawful searches and seizures. In the previous “When is the 4th Amendment Applied?” post, the first… Read More
May 18, 2018Are Statements of a Co-Conspirator Admissible?
Federal law, FED. R. EVID. 801(d)(2)(E), makes a statement by a co-conspirator during the course of, and in furtherance of, a conspiracy admissible against the defendant. A conspiracy is defined as… Read More
Non-Coverage of Place (Other Country) As previously discussed, the 4th Amendment protects US citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. There are 10 categories with various subcategories to acknowledge when contemplating… Read More
April 11, 2018Search & Seizure
Reasonable v. Unreasonable Search? In the last blog post we discussed the basics of the 4th Amendment which governs searches and seizures. To recap, the 4th Amendment protects US citizens… Read More
March 22, 2018What is the 4th Amendment?
Search & Seizure There are 27 Amendments in the United States Constitution. The first 10 are referred to as the Bill of Rights. In this post we will be discussing… Read More
May 17, 2017New Ruling on Felony Murder Charges
Felon-in-Possession Charge Used for Felony Murder In a past blog we described what felony murder is in Missouri. To recap, under Missouri statutes, if an individual commits or attempts to… Read More
May 17, 2017GPS Tracking for Missouri Sex Offenders
New Law Forces Hundreds of Sex Offenders to Wear GPS Device In 2017, the Missouri Criminal Code was substantially revised for the first time in decades. With the countless changes,… Read More
May 10, 2017Diminished Capacity Defense
What is the Diminished Capacity Defense in Missouri? In Missouri, there are two defenses available to the accused that are often confused. They are Insanity and Diminished Capacity. The first… Read More