Possessing drugs is a serious crime. According to Missouri drug laws, even possessing over 35 grams of marijuana can land you with a seven-year prison sentence. The criminal justice system is harsh against drug offenders.
If you face an investigation or pending criminal charge for a white-collar crime, you may not know what actions you should take. The first thing you should know is that allegations of white-collar offenses are widespread. According to Oxford Research Encyclopedias, the FTC saw over three million consumer complaints about such activities in 2015. If you are the target of such an accusation, it can be a confusing, stressful and intimidating process.
Should he have sold a described "small amount of heroin" to undercover police officers?
You should be careful any time you go driving on a holiday weekend. Over New Year's Eve, Missouri police had to contend with 127 DWI cases, 352 crashes and 112 injuries that occurred as a result of drunk driving.
If you have a criminal record, you may worry about your employability in Missouri. Recent findings, published in an article by the Society for Human Resource Management, however, indicate that worry you should not. With unemployment at a 17-year low at just 3.9 percent, and with a third of the workforce holding a criminal record of some sort, employers realize that they must broaden their horizons if they hope to hire top talent and remain competitive. For many, broadening the horizon means hiring convicts.
Facing criminal charges is an intimidating and scary experience, especially if it is your first time. Whether you are facing charges for a property crime, drug crime, violent crime or DUI, the actions you take may significantly impact the outcome of your case.
The internet is the preferred home for white collar and federal criminals. Law enforcement routinely uses IP addresses as a standard tool in their arsenal. The ease with which law enforcement can trace federal criminals through an IP Address may have ironically spawned the development of dark web technology.
Getting put in handcuffs for the first time is a frightening experience, especially if you believe you are not guilty of a crime. Whether you find yourself in jail because of DUI allegations, drug crime suspicions or accusations of violence, you may have no idea what to do next.
Having the police pull you over after you have had alcohol can be unsettling. The police are likely to ask a lot of questions that you may feel like you have no choice to answer. The same goes for field sobriety tests.
U.S. Justice Department statistics show that white collar criminal convictions are down more than 6 percent from one year ago and nearly 30 percent from five years ago. Never the less, fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes are in the headlines frequently.
With the U.S. economy continuing to chug along, and unemployment remaining under 4 percent, employers are having difficulty keeping full-time positions filled.