The police will arrest anyone they suspect of driving while intoxicated. A mayoral candidate running in Kansas City discovered this when a law enforcement officer arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence. Although the authorities later released him, he will still need to appear in municipal court to face misdemeanor charges.
Tax evasion or tax fraud refers to the act of purposefully underpaying or not paying your taxes. Both tax evasion and fraud are illegal and penalized by the state of Missouri both criminally and organizationally. Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, P.C., understand the complexities of these issues and has helped countless clients craft compelling defenses in tax evasion cases and resolve matters in ways that minimize the potential consequences.
When perpetrators of violent crimes in Missouri are caught and under scrutiny, they often face significant charges depending on the severity of their offense. Consequences may range from fines and restitution to a prison sentence that requires a perpetrator to serve many, many years behind bars. In some instances, courts may require offenders to take an anger management course to help them learn how to control their emotions in a way that is healthy, safe and non-destructive.
We don't mince words on our St. Louis criminal defense website at Frank, Juengel & Radefeld when we cite some notable differences that exist between the state and federal criminal realms.
Now that recreational use of marijuana is legal in nine states and medical marijuana is legal in 30 states, a large percentage of U.S. residents may feel that law enforcement officials are less concerned about marijuana use. However, an FBI report released in September states that marijuana arrests are rising nationwide.
When looking at crime rates, many people in Missouri look at violent crimes. This is totally understandable since these crimes pose a serious danger to you. However, it is property crimes that happen more often. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, these crimes involve property or money and do not involve physically hurting another person. Despite the lack of physical harm, they occur a lot and could cost you a lot of money if you are a victim.
Citing the triple factors of "prevention, treatment and enforcement," U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently spotlighted a large federal grant earmarked for drug-fighting efforts across the country.
Oftentimes criminal charges brought against a person are for an act he or she directly committed. However, that is not always the case. When it comes to felony murder in Missouri, a person may face a felony murder charge even if he or she did not kill anyone. According to The Marshall Project, felony murder is the charge levied against you if someone dies when you commit any felony crime.
If you’ve been charged with drunk driving in Missouri, chances are the experience has been quite stressful. Along with seeing to legal issues, it’s also good to take some time to determine whether you have a problem with alcohol addiction that led to your charges. If so, finding the proper treatment is essential to preventing other issues from occurring. WebMD offers the following information on the common treatment options for alcohol abuse.