New Sex Offender Registry Offers Hope, Not Just Harsh Outcomes

In Sex Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Sex Crimes on Monday, August 27, 2018. Current Missouri law potentially provides for the outcome that both a rapist and a person charged with public urination while intoxicated be placed on the state’s Sex Offender Registry for life. The registry does not distinguish between such persons regarding the law’s onerous reporting requirements. Both of them have the same duty to visit a police station four times annually. That will change tomorrow. Senate Bill 655 takes legal effect in just a few short hours, and will usher in major changes to Missouri’s registry law. The enactment …

Huge Changes Imminent Concerning Missouri’s Sex Offender Registry

In Sex Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Sex Crimes on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Being on Missouri’s Sex Offender Registry is no proverbial walk in the park. In fact, it is a lifelong burden that challenges registrants in an almost unimaginable way. We note on our criminal defense website at the St. Louis law firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry that Missouri’s registry law is among the toughest in the country. If you’re required to register, doing so “will have a significant and negative impact on your life as well as the lives of your loved ones.” Indeed, inclusion on the registry can …

New MO Federal Attorney Spotlights Sharp Prosecutorial Focus

In Violent Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Violent Crimes on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Missouri has always been a state where alleged criminal activity is relentlessly probed and harshly prosecuted. And that is hardly about to change under the helm of Timothy A. Garrison, the recently appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Criminal suspects in Missouri have always had an urgent need for quality defense representation when they face the resolve and resources of state and federal authorities. Comments offered by Garrison in the wake of his appointment as one of the country’s 93 federal prosecutors indicate that a …

Federal Drug Case Spotlights “Poisonous Tree” Doctrine

In White Collar Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. We suspect that most of our readers in St. Louis and across Missouri and other states have a healthy respect for police officers driving anywhere near them on streets and freeways. That is, motorists tend to immediately reduce their speed when they see a police car, almost as a knee-jerk reaction. Here’s a question: Have you ever been pulled over after slowing down, even when the speed you were traveling at before letting off the gas was already legal? We didn’t think so. Yet that is precisely …