Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program or also known as SATOP consists of an evaluation and classes that you are required to take in order to get your driver’s license reinstated. If you received a DWI in the State of Missouri and had your license suspended due to that DWI, you will be required to take SATOP before you can get your license back. If you accept a plea bargain in your DWI charge, you will more than likely being agreeing to take SATOP before your license is eli
The terms theft and stealing seem to go hand in hand in the State of Missouri. Missouri Revised Statute § 570.030 describe the laws relating to robbery, stealing, etc. Here, we’ll be discussing the charge of Auto Theft and what possible defenses may be available. Generally, theft makes it illegal to take another property without their permission. In order for the State of secure a conviction for auto theft it must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, the defendant took another
September 12 2012, Willie C. Robertson fired two shots at a homeless man, Archie Lee “Rabbit” McElroy. One of the two shots struck Archie in the chest, killing him. Hours after shooting Archie, Robertson called the police and confessed on a 911 tape that he killed Archie. Robertson was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Five years after the shooting, Robertson had his day in court where a jury couldn’t make a determination as to Robertson’s guilt. St.
Missouri currently has a bill in the legislature that will make revenge porn against the law in the State of Missouri. What is Revenge Porn? While the term revenge porn seems very self explanatory, the term can also be misleading. The typical scenario is where two people are in a relationship and they send each other explicit photographs or videos, they break up and the scorned party uploads those photographs or videos to the internet. While this is the most notable way of re
With the 4th of July holiday coming up, make sure you are not one of the many St. Louis residents who will be arrested for a DWI over the holiday weekend. This year the 4th of July is on a Tuesday, throwing a kink in all of our party plans! Hopefully, your boss is nice enough to give you Wednesday off to recover, but with the holiday being on Tuesday you will more than likely have a long weekend filled with friends, family and alcohol. That being said, if you’re driving, don’
On June 21, 2017, detectives with the Anti-Crime Unit were tracking a vehicle that was reported to be stolen from the Maryland Heights area. According to the police report, there were 3 black males driving the car, two of those males 17 years of age. After attempting to stop the car, the suspects fled. After deploying spike strips, in an attempt to stop the vehicle, the suspects allegedly began firing multiple gunshots at the officers. The car crashed at the 5900 block of Ast
This case doesn’t come out of Missouri, but it’s such an interesting case, I’d be remissed if I didn’t mention it in our In The News section because frankly, it’s big news! This is a case out of Taunton, Massachusetts where Michelle Carter was accused and found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for sending text messages to a friend, whom committed suicide based on the text messages Ms. Carter sent him. Ms. Carter will be sentenced August 3, 2017 and now faces up to 20 years