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The Importance of Preserving Evidence

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St. Louis Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Korner Many of the blogs on this website answer commonly asked questions that are often asked by clients. This post serves as more of a public service announcement. Sometimes there is a gap in time between an incident or an allegation and when a person consults with an attorney. Sometimes the gap in time is only a day or two, but other times it can be weeks or months. All of this is lost time when it comes to gathering and preserving potential pieces of key evidence for the defense. Some items of potential evidence...

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Is He Said She Said Enough to Convict Someone of a Crime?

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St. Louis Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Korner There are many cases, whether a domestic stealing, domestic assault, or sexual assault that prosecutor’s attempt to prove with “he said she said” evidence. This is to say that there is no other evidence than one person’s word against another person’s word. There are many people who would say there is no evidence to prove something happened if it is one person’s work against another person’s word, but that is not true. If a judge or jury believes the accuser as opposed to the person who says nothing happened, then can be a conviction?...

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What Rights Do I Give Up If I Plead Guilty to a Crime?

Pleading Guilty to a Crime Can Have Dire Consequences You give up many rights when you plead guilty to a crime. The majority of the rights that you give up are related to your right to a trial. You also give up your right to an appeal. Pleading guilty is an extremely important decision that should not be made lightly. Many lawyers are scared by trials and only want to have their clients plead guilty, but a skilled criminal defense lawyer will look at all possible trial defenses before recommended any guilty plea to a client. It is important to understand you...

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Car Accidents – Deadliest Days for Teens

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Car accidents remain the number one cause of death for teenagers, and this is never truer than during the summer months. The coveted freedom teenagers enjoy during the summer months also leads to poor decision-making that can result in drunken teens behind the wheel. Although teens are not legally able to buy alcohol, the freedom of summer generally provides opportunities for teens to drink. Teenage drunk driving is the main reason why summer is referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens.   Summer is a time of experimentation for many teenagers, and that experimenting often includes alcohol and drugs. Teenagers...

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