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Search warrant leads to felony drug charges in Missouri

Most people in Missouri likely feel safe in the privacy of their own homes or other property. Because the Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures, there must be a good reason for a search of a home by law enforcement officers to occur. Despite this, it is unclear what sparked a search that ultimately resulted in felony drug charges.

The search reportedly happened on a day in early November. Both the local sheriff's office as well as officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol participated in the search. It is unclear what led law enforcement officials to seek a search warrant.

How to fight a traffic ticket and win

You can be the safest driver on the road, but it only takes one mistake to find yourself pulled over and face to face with a police officer.

Your head is spinning, your palms are sweating, and your stomach is tied in knots. However, there's something to remember: Just because you receive a traffic ticket doesn't necessarily mean it will have a huge impact on your life.

Missouri man suspected of DUI with children in the car

Police officers often have a strong desire to hold those who may be driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol accountable for their actions. While this desire is understandable, it can lead to assumptions about a person suspected of a crime. In fact, a man in Missouri now faces criminal charges after police accused him of DUI and speeding with children in the vehicle.

The incident that led to the man's arrest reportedly happened during the evening hours of a day in October. According to police officers, the man was traveling 40 mph over the speed limit on a Missouri interstate. Once stopped, police say they realized there were three children in the vehicle with him.

Seeking an expungement in Missouri

It is likely unusual to meet someone who claims that there is not some mistake that he or she made in the past. For some this could be relatively minor, such as the decision to go to college, but for others, a mistake could have significant, long-term ramifications, especially if it results in criminal charges and a conviction. Fortunately, some people in Missouri who have been convicted of a crime may have the option of seeking an expungement.

An expungement is a tool that could allow you to seal a record of conviction. However, it only applies to certain crimes. For example, those who only have a single conviction of DWI that happened 10 years earlier may be a candidate. Additionally, certain nonviolent offenders, such as those convicted of drug offenses, may also be successful in their pursuit of this option.

Missouri woman falls asleep at the wheel, suspected of DWI

Most every driver has experienced fatigue and drowsiness while behind the wheel. Often, even people who are relatively well-rested can feel their eyelids start to droop while driving. Despite the relatively common nature of drowsy drivers, one Missouri woman now faces accusations of DWI after she allegedly fell asleep while driving.

The incident that led to the woman's arrest reportedly happened during the morning hours of a day in late September. According to reports, the 29-year-old woman was headed east on Highway 24 when police say she fell asleep. The Missouri State Highway Patrol states that afterward her vehicle exited the left side of the roadway.

Missouri teen faces felony drug charges after football game

It is sometimes hard to predict what behavior someone might deem to be suspicious. In fact, what may seem to be suspicious to some may be an innocuous action. As such, civilian suspicions alone are not sufficient to prompt an arrest. Despite this, a teenager in Missouri now faces felony drug charges following events that allegedly occurred at a high school football game

The events that led to the 18-year-old female's arrest reportedly began when a witness claims to have witnessed what he or she suspected was drug activity; it is unclear what exactly the witness reported observing. That person is said to have alerted authorities, who conducted an investigation. Police responded to the concerns at approximately 10 p.m.

Facing a DWI or DUI? Fight back against the charges

A DWI or DUI can be a significant charge that has a lasting impact on your life. Even if you are not convicted in the end, the impact of the charges could result in changes in your social circle, result in termination from your job or other unforeseen consequences.

A DWI or DUI are essentially the same thing. In both cases, a conviction proves that you were too intoxicated to drive. Driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated are both against the law, with a per se limit of .08%.

Missouri investigation leads to felony drug charges

When faced with criminal accusations, many people who are without the benefit of legal training are unsure of their options. Often, they are left to make decisions that will likely impact the rest of their lives without fully understanding their circumstances and potential outcomes. Unfortunately, two people who are now facing felony drug charges in Missouri may be feeling overwhelmed by the situation they are facing.

The incident involves a 45-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman. According to reports, members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol were conducting an investigation in Dec. 2018. As part of that investigation, officers claim to have witnessed the pair as they attempted to deliver drugs to a confidential informant. Reports indicate that they were taken into custody before the delivery could occur. It is unclear what prompted the investigation.

A criminal conviction can make renting difficult

When you apply for an apartment or rental house, the landlord may look at your history to approve you. They may ask you for proof of income and positive rental history. They may also ask for your permission to run a background check.

For people with a past criminal conviction, this can often mean a denied application. Many landlords choose to deny renters with criminal records. This can lead to those with criminal records having trouble finding housing.

Drunk driving suspected in fatal offroading crash in Missouri

An accident that results in a fatality is always a tragedy. Unfortunately, some accidents can not only result in grieving friends and family but also in criminal charges. In fact, a family is Missouri is now grieving the death of an 11-year-old while a man is accused of drunk driving in the accident that allegedly resulted in her death.

The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in mid-August. According to reports, the 11-year-old was riding on an off-road vehicle driven by a 31-year-old man. The man reportedly lost control, causing the vehicle to strike a tree. The girl was thrown and ultimately pinned underneath the vehicle.

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