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Indictment results in multiple drug charges

People in Missouri might often wonder how a person ends up being charged with a particular type of crime. There are many factors that can go into these situations and the process is not the same for everyone. One thing that contributes to the process is whether or not an alleged crime is in the municipal, county, state or federal jurisdiction. Some drug crimes are under the jurisdiction of federal authorities and may include a review by a grand jury.

A closer look at drug court in Missouri

Many people who commit drug-related crimes in Missouri do so because they are struggling from drug addiction, themselves. If you count yourself among them, you may be able to avoid having to serve time behind bars by doing something that can also help you kick your addiction for good. At Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, we understand that if you meet certain eligibility requirements, you may be able to enroll in drug court as an alternative to spending time in jail. While drug courts hold you accountable for your actions, they also provide you with important resources you can use to help abstain from drug use moving forward.

Whose drugs are they?

When you face any kind of drug charges in Missouri, the first thing the prosecutor must prove in order to convict you is that the drugs the law enforcement officers recovered actually belonged to you and not someone else. FindLaw explains that (s)he can go one of two routes. She can prove that you actually possessed the drugs or (s)he can prove that you constructively possessed them.

Is prolonged use of prescription drugs dangerous?

Believing that just because a drug was prescribed to you by your health care provider in Missouri makes it okay to consume beyond what was prescribed, is a dangerous way of thinking and can be a major risk to your health and well-being. You can just as easily become addicted to a prescription drug as any of the illegal drugs you may come across. 

Missouri police stop instructive on several counts

Facially, the news headline and a quick read of the related story seem to simply tell the tale of an eminently careless motorist in Missouri who gave police officers ample reason to stop him. What followed thereafter seems to have been an almost preordained ordering of events that led to a major drug discovery and bust.

Finding an addiction treatment program that meets your needs

Whether you have been convicted of a drug crime and are currently awaiting a trial or whether you are behind bars as you pay for the consequences of your decisions, one of the best things you can do to overcome your past is to get professional help. At Frank, Juengel & Radefeld Attorneys at Law, we have helped many people in Missouri to work through the process of dealing with drug crimes and offenses. 

Can you encourage your teenager to act responsibly?

There is little else as unsettling as a parent than allowing your teenager to go out for the night in Missouri and not being able to monitor his or her behavior. Rather, you have to trust that your child will behave responsibly and not get into trouble, hang around the wrong people and end up paying the consequences. As a parent, some of your concerns may be that your child will get involved in drugs, alcohol or violent crimes that will land him or her behind bars. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to lessen the risks of your child becoming a part of something dangerous. 

What are some of the stated drawbacks with electronic monitoring?

There is no solid proof that electronic monitoring via ankle bracelets reduces community crime, say researchers in a recent article penned for Wired magazine. What they really do is "function as an additional punishment, extending a person's sentence when they're placed on a monitor as part of parole."

Some considerations relevant to electronic monitoring

Advocates of so-called electronic monitoring for defendants and criminal suspects (and there are many, including, sometimes, criminal defense attorneys) can run through a checklist of reasons why ankle monitors are salutary and beneficial to all involved parties.

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