A young St. Louis County mother was recently sentenced to a year in jail after leaving her baby in a trash can behind her home. The mother pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities say that the mother gave birth to a baby on Christmas Day in 2008 and then tossed the baby in a trash can in the back of her home. The baby died of hypothermia.
In our last post we discussed the seriousness of Missouri homicide charges and how a criminal defense attorney will aggressively fight to protect a defendant's rights by attacking certain elements of a prosecution's case. We also discussed the homicide charges that a University City man faces after allegedly pushing his girlfriend and her child into a river.
An experienced criminal defense attorney will challenge a client's Missouri homicide charges in a variety of ways. Criminal defense attorneys will aggressively scrutinize the government's case against a client and thoroughly investigate a client's case. An experienced defense attorney will also explain the fundamentals of the criminal justice system to a client so the client will remain thoroughly aware of the progression of the proceedings and where the attorney's actions fit into the process.
Drug charges are among the most serious criminal charges that a St. Louis resident can face. There are many possible consequences for a drug crime conviction including prison time, fines and probation. A felony drug conviction can also make housing and employment difficult to find for St. Louis residents. This is why it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can aggressively challenge any drug crimes charges.
Being arrested for Missouri drunk driving charges can be a frightening experience for motorists. Even first time drunk driving convictions can result in many consequences including points on a driver's license, car insurance hikes and a month-long suspension of a driver's license. Those convicted of drunk driving may also have to undergo alcohol monitoring. Alcohol monitoring can be done in multiple ways such as an ankle bracket or an ignition lock. One company is also in the process of developing a device that area prosecutors may require to be installed on local DUI offenders' cars.
Many Missouri residents face serious criminal charges every day. Criminal charges can impact a person's standing with his or her community and prohibit the person from obtaining housing and employment. This is why it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney when faced with criminal charges of any sort.
A single African American mother of two was recently jailed and charged with felony theft. Her crime? Using her father's address to send her children to a better school.
Although it is not uncommon for a St. Louis divorce to spur charges of domestic violence, one high profile divorce has generated multiple lawsuits and racketeering allegations. Racketeering is generally defined as conducting an illegitimate enterprise or business. Racketeering charges are usually associated with organized crime or fraud conspiracies. In this case St. Louis business man Ray Vinson alleges that his ex-wife conspired with several others to defraud him during divorce proceedings.