Some Missouri Prosecutors Decline to Prosecute Most Marijuana Offenses

Missouri joined a majority of other states in legalizing medical marijuana last fall. Although the recreational use of marijuana continues to remain illegal in the state of Missouri and under federal law, residents of some large cities and counties who smoke marijuana may no longer have to worry about being prosecuted for it. In recent […]
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How Do Police Determine if You’re Under the Influence of Marijuana?

Although police can measure level of alcohol impairment through a standard breath, blood, or urine test to measure a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC), there is no definitive test that measures a person’s degree of impairment from marijuana. THC, or the active ingredient in marijuana, stays in a person’s bloodstream, often for weeks at a […]
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Drug Offenses and Asset Forfeiture

The Criminal Activity Civil Forfeiture Act (CAFA) is set forth at Mo. Rev. Stat. § 513.600 et. seq. This statute allows property to be seized in context of a criminal arrest and/or prosecution, so long as the property owner pleads guilty or is found guilty of a felony offense that is substantially related to the […]
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