Criminal History Data Subject Of Recent College Application Change

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Just imagine the sinking feeling and even sheer anxiety you would experience as a Missouri parent upon seeing your child tick the “yes” box indicating a criminal history on a college application form. You would hope for the best, but fear for the worst, wouldn’t you? Clearly, many hopeful applicants are routinely turned down by school officials who are negatively influenced by some past transgression. That can be flatly tragic for an active and hopeful young person buoyed by an exciting next-step chance in life. And it can …

Considerations Relevant To White Collar Representation, Sentencing

In White Collar Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Friday, September 21, 2018. The complexities surrounding an incident in which a confirmed violent person sticks a gun in a bank teller’s face in front of a crowd and demands money might be, well, absent. That certainty attached to behavior and a criminal offense is not similarly apparent concerning many so-called white collar crimes. Indeed, we note on our website at the established St. Louis criminal defense law firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry that, “Individuals who are accused of white collar crime rarely set out to break the law.” Their …

Did Police Even Remotely Have Probable Cause In This Case?

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. A prosecutorial team might be wishing in hindsight that it never followed through with a criminal case that is now being held up to some ridicule in the national press. Although that matter relates to an Ohio traffic stop and drug arrest, we spotlight its main details here for Missouri readers to underscore instructive points it makes concerning the important criminal law principle of probable cause. Here is its bottom line: They stopped the car because it was allegedly dirty. More specifically, an Ohio police team focusing on traffic …

Just Imagine The Fullest Application Of This Search/Seizure Ruling

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. As an intelligent Missouri resident, would you be bothered by an apparent police ability to summarily enter an apartment complex with a pack of dogs and have them engage in warrantless drug-focused sniffs at every doorway? We think we know our readers’ answer to that query. It is likely to be the same as that forcefully delivered by a Minnesota appellate court and two justices of that state’s Supreme Court in their dissent decrying police tactics in a search-and-seizure case. The key facts of that matter can be …