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Violent Crimes Archives

When assault charges arise over false claims

Our blog covers a number of topics related to assault, but every case is different and some people find themselves in especially frustrating and complicated situations. For example, some people are falsely accused of assault, and even though these charges may be based on lies, the consequences can be dire if the case is not approached properly. We will look into some of the reasons behind false allegations of assault as well as the way in which those facing charges may want to handle their circumstances.

Do you have to provide DNA when arrested?

Getting arrested in Missouri is not a good situation to begin with, but once you are under arrest, you may be subjected to uncomfortable situations. These include strip searches, fingerprinting and DNA collection. You may wonder about the last thing. Can your DNA be taken after an arrest? Yes, it is perfectly legal for law enforcement to collect your DNA upon arrest, according to NPR.

Saint Charles man killed by granddaughter's boyfriend

Most adults in St. Louis may likely be able to look back on a time when they were young, immature and did not enjoy the same perspective that years of experience have taught them. If asked, they might say that the mistakes that they made were not serious enough to jeopardize their futures, and even if they had encountered such problems, they would have hoped that whoever was tasked with holding them accountable would have taken their immaturity into account. Such is the problem that may be commonly encountered with young offenders: the need exists to ensure that they pay for their crimes, yet few want to see that punishment derail what could turn out to be a promising future. 

Court-ordered anger management may benefit perpetrators

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. 

What is felony murder?

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.

After changes to law, man's DNA links him to murders

When a violent crime occurs, it is the job of investigators to piece together evidence and gather witness reports to try and rebuild a story that will help them in detecting who is responsible for committing the dangerous acts. However, there are times when clues are hard to come by, witness statements do not match up or limitations in the law make it virtually impossible to link anyone with violent crimes in Missouri. 

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