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Springfield Criminal Law Blog

Beating ShotSpotter in Firearms Trials

Until 10 years ago, the standard gun trial consisted of police officers testifying that they recovered a gun from on or near the suspect and an “expert” concluding the gun was operable and/or manufactured out of state. Today, even the most routine gun cases commonly...

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Cannabis Coming to a Dispensary Near You

Three private-sector sources tied to Amendment 2’s development said, “It will be more than a year before Missouri patients will be able to step into a dispensary and legally buy marijuana as a doctor-recommended treatment”. State officials can edit the rules, but the...

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Drug Package Profile

The U.S. Postal Service and DEA has developed a drug packing profile to stop mail trafficking. Faced with a deluge of suspicious packing heading towards consumers, courts determine that any reasonable expectation of privacy in personal effects must give way to...

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Your Trash Could Place You Behind Bars

Police officers can properly investigate and make narcotic possession case by searching through trash left at a curbside of a house. The United States Supreme Court in California v Greenwood [1], has ruled a homeowner does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy...

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Southern Border, State of Emergency

President Trump recently declared a “state of emergency” regarding the high volume of immigrants flooding in from our southern border. There are currently another 40,000 immigrants in custody for various criminal offenses. So this sparks the discussion of if we should...

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