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Drug Crimes Archives

Recent fed actions signal enforcement uptick in opioid realm

Opioid addiction is a burning concern for state and federal authorities across the United States, including in Missouri. Prescription drug misuse and related problems have been termed a "crisis" by many commentators. Legislators and law enforcers seek desperately to gain control over what they view as an alarming and escalating issue.

When is a marijuana possession charge considered a felony?

Marijuana has been legalized – medically or recreationally – in many states, but Missouri is not one of them. While there are efforts to add a constitutional amendment to the 2018 election ballot that would legalize medical marijuana, current law does not allow marijuana use of any kind.

On the DUI laws in Missouri

In the state of Missouri, there are numerous laws that deal with driving under the influence of alcohol. Many other states have laws that are similar, and though they may change from place to place, these laws do serve an important function. Today, we want to talk about what is in effect here in Missouri so that people are more aware of their rights and the consequential implications of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Taking a look at the financial side of DUIs

Drunk or drugged driving are serious matters that need to be tended to quickly. For the people accused of these crimes, time is of the essence. There are very severe penalties associated with these offenses, and these penalties aren't solely left to the realm of legal punishments. In all DUI cases, financial penalties -- both directly tied to the DUI arrest and indirectly tied to the charge -- can really hurt an accused person.

DWI in MO: When do I need an ignition interlock device?

A conviction for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense in Missouri can come with serious criminal penalties. In addition to fees and potential prison time, drivers may also need to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle they operate in order to drive.

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