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.
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.
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.
On January 1, 2018, the new Missouri expungement law becomes effective that will allow persons who have been arrested, pled guilty or even convicted of certain criminal offenses have these matters expunged from their permanent record.
You have been charged with a crime. However, it is your first run-in with the law. What happens next? What are your options? If you do not understand the criminal justice process, it may help to read on. It all begins with the first appearance.
A U.S. District Court judge recently ruled that a federal civil suit against a Missouri state trooper for the 2014 drowning death of a handcuffed man accused of boating while intoxicated can move forward. The trooper is facing state-level involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from the May 31, 2014, arrest and subsequent death of college student Brandon Ellingson.
Do you ever wonder how police find criminal suspects? One of the most common ways local authorities build a case is through witness statements. Police interview individuals near a crime scene to help decipher who may be linked to or responsible for the particular crime. However, what happens when locals refuse to speak up? If hard physical evidence is unavailable, it may be difficult for police to connect the dots.
A man from Ferguson, Missouri, was arrested and charged in connection with incidents of alleged sexual assault. The man was accused of rape, in addition to other charges. The 46-year-old man was charged with counts of forcible rape, sodomy and kidnapping, in addition to charges for showing a weapon while committing sexual assault.
Being accused of a crime is always something to be taken seriously, but facing charges related to child-pornography certainly adds an additional layer of complexity. St. Louis residents facing charges for alleged sex offenses can take steps, however, to ensure that their impending criminal trial is fair.
A news story about a woman from the St. Louis area has gripped the country over the past few weeks. The story features allegations of sexual abuse and child endangerment.