When people are facing the prospect of criminal charges -- even if they did not commit the crimes of which they are suspected -- they may panic, reacting in a way that further complicates their legal situation. Unfortunately, police in Missouri claim a man escaped custody following his initial arrest. The man now faces multiple felony charges.
Most people feel relatively safe within the walls of their own homes, including that their privacy will not be violated by law enforcement officers. When a search of their home occurs, for example, it can only happen under certain circumstances. In fact, two people were recently arrested on weapons and drug charges in Missouri after officers served a warrant to search their home.
Being involved in a car accident is a stressful event. Unfortunately, a person still recovering from the shock of an accident often finds him- or herself facing questions from law enforcement officials. Because of physical injuries and the emotional response, those in such a situation may not be fully cognizant of the implications of the information they provide. In fact, a man in Missouri now faces drug charges after he was involved in a car accident.
Traffic stops happen relatively frequently in Missouri and across the country. Often, they are uneventful. Police will issue a citation, and both parties will continue on their way. However, a recent traffic stop reportedly resulted in drug charges after police reportedly found drugs and other items in a man's rental vehicle.
Everyone in the United States has certain rights that are provided by the Constitution. Unfortunately, without legal training, a person facing criminal charges may not be able to fully recognize and respond to unlawful treatment. Fortunately, two women involved in a felony drug case are no longer facing charges after a judge ruled that a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper did not have reasonable cause in the stop and search that led to their arrest.
The criminal justice system is often complex even to those people who have legal training. Often, those without legal training who are facing drug charges -- among others -- are unsure of their situation. For example, a man who is now facing criminal charges after he allegedly sold drugs to a police informant is likely wondering about his legal options.