When a federal court charges a Missouri resident with the crime of accessory, it does so because that person either helped someone commit a crime or provided emotional, physical or financial assistance post-crime. Physical assistance includes concealment. The law refers to concealing someone after he or she has committed a crime as "harboring a fugitive." Harboring a fugitive is a federal offense and is punishable as such.
Drunk driving puts everyone at risk on Missouri roads. The best way to protect everyone is to prevent a driver from getting behind the wheel. It is not always easy to do, but there are some things you may try. MADD has suggestions for a way to help prevent someone you know from becoming a drunk driver.
Though embezzlement is a nonviolent crime, it is still a serious form of criminal activity. As such, those facing such charges may have to withstand serious penalties if they receive a guilty verdict.
Those approaching the door of a home in Missouri would do well to smile; they might just be on camera. Video doorbells that connect to Wi-Fi and send an alert to homeowners' smartphones when someone approaches the door are increasingly popular. Proponents of the technology tout it as a theft deterrent and claim that it is particularly effective against a specific type of theft known colloquially as porch piracy, which occurs when a thief steals a newly delivered package off someone else's front porch.