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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

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

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

Closing Arguments: Drinking Age in USA H|W attorneys discuss why the drinking age is set at 21 and explore if that should be changed. Many countries have the age set… Read More

Increase in MIP Cases in Maryland Heights As summer approaches, thousands of concertgoers will once again make their way to Maryland Heights Hollywood Casino Amphitheater.  The popular concert venue will… Read More

What Does This Mean? Oftentimes, after an arrest, a defendant is briefly taken into custody, booked, and then released pending application of warrant.  This means that a defendant has not… Read More

Missouri Search Warrant Application Requirements In order to obtain a search warrant, a law enforcement officer must apply to a judge. There are several requirements that Missouri law dictates when… Read More

How Possession is (or isn’t) Proven in Criminal Court Possession of a controlled substance can either be a misdemeanor or a felony in Missouri. Its classification depends on the type… Read More

Testifying in Your Own Case In any criminal case, a defendant has a 5th Amendment constitutional right to testify in his own case or refuse to testify.  This is often… Read More

Underage Alcohol Enforcement Around Colleges The St. Louis area certainly has its fair share of colleges and universities. To name a few: UMSL, SLU, WashU, Webster University, St. Louis Community… Read More

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