There certainly is a perceived stigma associated with almost any criminal activity, yet that which most assign for hate crimes might be among the most prejudicial. Being accused of a hate crime can leave you facing criminal penalties, yet even beyond that, can destroy your reputation and alienate you from certain members of your community. Thus, any such accusations should be taken seriously and disputed if the actions you are alleged to have committed do not meet the standard of a hate crime. To do this, you of course need to understand what those are.
If you have been convicted of a serious crime in Missouri, you could be facing a number of consequences that are standing in the way of you continuing to live your life as a free person. Overcoming your mistakes and leaving your past in the past, is going to require a commitment to change and a recognition of what you have done that is wrong. At Frank, Juengel & Radefeld Attorneys at Law, we have been able to help facilitate the recovery of convicted criminals.
Despite popular belief, a police officer cannot just request a search warrant and have the department issue one to him or her that same day. Rather, for an officer or any law enforcement agent to obtain a warrant in Missouri, he or she must have a valid reason for doing so and, moreover, follow proper protocol. The judge who issues the warrant must also adhere to certain etiquette, otherwise he or she runs the risk of a higher authority declaring the search warrant invalid.