The Internet has become integral to the daily lives of St. Louis residents. From connecting with others socially to performing their jobs, it seems there is no end to what individuals can do online these days.
Many St. Louis residents would never imagine they could be held accountable for the actions of their friends, coworkers or even people they have never met. While that notion may sound odd, it is a regular occurrence in the criminal justice system under drug conspiracy laws.
Many St. Louis residents have a general familiarity with different types of crimes, usually based on what they see on television or read in the news. Individuals may be less familiar with what types of penalties are imposed for different types of crimes and they might be surprised to learn of the severity of the penalties for particular crimes.
Many people pausing for a moment to reflect on the punitive exactions placed on convicted felons in Missouri and elsewhere across the country might naturally confine their thinking to the most obvious penalty: incarceration in a penal institution.