When Must Police Read Me My Rights?

According to the U.S. Supreme Court, individuals whom law enforcement officials arrest and place in custody must read them their “Miranda” rights. These rights are familiar to anyone who has watched “Law and Order” or movies involving law enforcement. More specifically, Miranda rights include advisements that: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you […]
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What Is A Release On Your Own Recognizance

What Is A Release On Your Own Recognizance?

A suspect’s criminal trial may not begin for weeks or even months after he is arrested. Typically, the court will release the suspect from jail while he awaits trial in exchange for bail money. But sometimes, the court will release a suspect on his own recognizance instead. Here’s what you need to know about a […]
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Theft vs. Burglary vs. Robbery What’s the Difference

Theft vs. Burglary vs. Robbery: What’s the Difference?

The words theft, burglary, and robbery are often used interchangeably. But in Missouri, these are three different crimes that each carry serious consequences. Here’s a look at the differences between theft vs. burglary vs. robbery: What is Theft? Theft is referred to as stealing in the state of Missouri. According to the state law, a […]
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