Domestic Violence Offenses in Missouri

In the state of Missouri, an assault becomes a domestic assault when it involves family or household members, as defined in Mo. Rev. Stat. § 455.010. Family and household members include the following: Spouses or former spouses Individuals who are related by blood or marriage Persons who currently live or formerly lived together Individuals who […]
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What is a Speedy Trial? Should I Ask for One?

The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed by the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as by the Missouri state constitution. Neither constitution, however, strictly defines what constitutes a speedy trial or how much time must pass before a defendant’s right to a speedy trial has been violated. Therefore, it is up […]
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Resisting Arrest: How Much Trouble Am I In?

Under Mo. Rev. Stat. § 575.150, individuals commit the offense of resisting or interfering with arrest when they: Know or reasonably should know that an officer is trying to make an arrest or lawfully detain or stop a person or vehicle, Act with the purpose of preventing the officer from carrying out the arrest, and […]
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