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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When Is An Arrest Warrant Issued

When Is An Arrest Warrant Issued?

An arrest warrant is a document that gives law enforcement the right to legally arrest a specific person. Law enforcement officers cannot obtain an arrest warrant without a judge’s approval. In fact, this document is not official until a judge has signed it. When will a judge sign off on an arrest warrant? Here’s what […]
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