Why Is A Lineup Deemed A “Critical Stage” In Criminal Law Process?

In Sex Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Sex Crimes on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Police dramas are unquestionably an enduring staple in the world of television and films, and most Americans have certainly seen an impressive number of offerings based on precinct life and activities over the years. Those are fictional, of course, and many of them take considerable license in portraying “reality” in the criminal justice realm. At the same time, though, attempts are routinely made to cast “day in the life” shows in an essentially accurate way, with inside advisers being on hand to better ensure that cameras track police …

DWI Penalties Already Severe: What Would A 0.05 BAC Yield?

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The litmus test for behind-the-wheel intoxication in Missouri and nationally is a driver’s blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or greater. What if that was to change to a BAC threshold of 0.05? Lobbying attempts are clearly on display that seek such an adjustment. They were given a proverbial shot in the arm recently with the issuance of a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Researchers with that entity endorse a change in the long-applicable national standard, saying that it would lead to improved safety outcomes …

DOJ Spiel On Corporate Crime: Epochal Or Just A Rehash?

In White Collar Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The deep criminal defense team at the St. Louis law firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry has more than an academic knowledge of government strategies applicable to federal white collar criminal investigations. Indeed, we have handled many hundreds of corporate crime-linked cases. There are certain consistencies – core realities, if you will – that commonly feature in federal white collar probes. We note on our website that those include “a wealth of resources” and a prosecutorial drive to charge heavily and seek notably harsh criminal sanctions for alleged wrongdoing. …