Should High-Profile Figures Receive Harsher Criminal Sentences?

In White Collar Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Imagine that an individual — defendant Jones — is convicted of a white collar crime — let’s say embezzlement — and sentenced to a prison term by a federal judge in St. Louis. Mr. Jones is decidedly a low-profile person. That is, he is not known to any degree in the public, and his crime is basically back-page news. Now, imagine further that a Mr. Smith is convicted in the same court for precisely the same crime. Unlike Mr. Jones, Smith is a high-profile individual widely known …

Prosecutorial Fairness: Why A Defense Attorney Insists Upon It

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. No reasonable person in Missouri or anywhere else across the country wants to engage in any type of contest where applicable processes — the rules of the game, if you will — are stacked in favor of the other side. What’s the point? When an opponent has a one-sided and material advantage, you lose. Fundamental unfairness puts a black mark on something as simple as a game of checkers. Given that, imagine the stakes for any individual involved in a criminal justice matter — such as a drug …

Capitol Hill Voices Calling For Criminal Sentencing Changes

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Some changes, yes, but not quick enough or significantly sufficient to satisfy a broad swath of critics in Missouri and across the United States. That about sums it up for individuals and groups who ardently oppose what they claim have been widespread injustices that have occurred over many years owing to harsh federal sentencing guidelines and judicial mandates. We concede on our criminal defense website at the proven St. Louis law firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry that reform demands in recent years have produced some positive changes …

Important Questions In Online Solicitation Cases

In Sex Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Sex Crimes on Friday, October 13, 2017. If you have been arrested on suspicion of soliciting a minor online, it is understandable that you are scared. But make no mistake, you are innocent until the prosecution proves that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. With that, a number of facts must be proven in order to convict you of such a crime. This post will highlight a few of the questions that must be answered. Was it actually you who solicited the minor – Indeed, your IP address may indicate that it was your computer …

Missouri Judge In Pot Case Laments His Imposed Sentence

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Thursday, October 12, 2017. We note on a relevant page of our website at the St. Louis criminal defense firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry that state and federal authorities have pulled back a bit in recent years from notably harsh sentencing guidelines in some drug cases. Although that has promoted both logic and fairness in select criminal matters, drug crime defendants — even nonviolent offenders — continue to receive notably stringent prison terms in legions of cases. As we stress on our site, “Despite some progress, individuals in Missouri who face …