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Why Two Court Systems? Many people in the state of Missouri get confused why we have a municipal court system and a state court system.  Generally speaking, municipal courts operate… Read More

Closing Arguments: What is Free Speech? In this episode, H|W attorneys discuss the First Amendment, including the Mizzou students arrested for anti-Semitic speech, flag burning, the KKK, and what constitutes… Read More

March 8, 2017

Civil Asset Forfeiture

How Does Asset Forfeiture Work? Under the Missouri Civil Asset Forfeiture Act (CAFA), any property that is used in or derived from criminal activity may be forfeited. Seems reasonable, right?… Read More

What if the terms of my probation are unclear? Many people wonder what they can and cannot do while on supervised probation. The number one thing a probationer should do… Read More

March 3, 2017

Knowing Your Rights

What Are My Rights During an Encounter with the Police? When approached by the police, it is important to understand and know your rights.  First, it is important to stay calm and… Read More

February 22, 2017

The Order of Trial

What Really Happens at a Criminal Jury Trial? We have all seen television shows depicting courtroom scenes and trials and wondered how accurate it really is.  Criminal jury trials in… Read More

Closing Arguments: Reducing Crime in St. Louis In this episode, H|W attorneys tackle the complex issue of crime in St. Louis and discuss effective ways to reduce crime. The “Closing Arguments”… Read More

Closing Arguments: Has “The War on Drugs” Failed? In this episode, H|W attorneys discuss the failure of “The War on Drugs” which has resulted in mass incarceration and discuss alternatives… Read More

February 16, 2017

Felony Murder in Missouri

What is Felony Murder? In Missouri, an individual can be charged with murder in the second degree without actually killing another person.  Under Missouri statutes, if an individual commits or… Read More

In Missouri, a criminal case can end three different ways. By plea, trial, or dismissal. If you are subject to sentencing by a judge, there are several different sentencing factors… Read More

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