Black Eye For FBI In Agency Assertions Re Phone Encryption Threat

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Criminal investigators in Missouri and nationally will not fail to zero in on an individual’s smartphone when they suspect that person of having engaged in unlawful activity. Law enforcers view such devices as rich troves of information that can prove important during jury deliberations or in a judge’s sentencing decision. In fact, evidence housed in a phone that can be lawfully accessed and used in court can absolutely make a prosecution’s case. That renders smartphones a focal point of scrutiny for police departments and investigatory task forces. They …

Is America’s Proven Emphasis On Long Prison Terms Misguided?

In White Collar Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. “[T]here’s really no sentence that’s too long when it comes to violent offenses,” says an American justice system commentator spotlighting a core belief held by legions of industry principals. That individual stresses that such a view has been “a dominant force in our criminal justice system for over 40 years,” back to the advent of the country’s War on Crime hardline stance against offenders. As a recent BBC article notes, that philosophy has had notable effects. It has led to more people being imprisoned in the U.S. …

Is It Any Wonder That Doubt Sometimes Attaches In DWI Arrests?

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Missouri motorists who become entangled with law enforcers in cases alleging drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs should be able to confidently rely upon the thorough advocacy of their legal advocates. That is, they have a justifiable expectation that competent and aggressive legal representation will smartly and methodically explore every shred of potentially relevant evidence in their case. The materially important bottom line routinely depends upon that. We note on our website at the proven St. Louis criminal defense firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry …

Report: St. Louis Metro Has Notable Overprescription Problem

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Monday, May 7, 2018. Seemingly, it is just about impossible to not see a breaking story every other day or so that points to America’s notable prescription drug problem. Reams of evidence point squarely to what is a national epidemic of sorts tied to the highly addictive powers of so-called opioids like oxycodone, fentanyl and hydrocodone. We have contributed to the news flow at the St. Louis criminal defense firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry. One of our recent blog posts highlighted the national scourge of overprescribed narcotic medicines. Our April 25 entry noted …

IRS Program Shutdown Might Bring Even Harsher Enforcement Penalties

In White Collar Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Many thousands of Americans with overseas financial holdings have long chafed under the IRS collection initiative termed the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. Since the OVDP was launched in 2009, 56,000-plus taxpayers have reportedly stepped forward to comply with its reporting requirements in lieu of risking harsher sanctions for not doing so. The IRS states that it has collected more than $11 billion through the program. And now it is scheduled to terminate, with September 28 being its announced cut-off date. It would be sheer understatement to note …