Grant Money Targets St. Louis County Criminal Law Reforms

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The Macarthur Foundation has noted the willingness of St. Louis County officials to implement criminal law reforms aimed at reducing prison costs and providing behind-bars alternatives to more offenders. That deep-pocketed private organization spearheaded a program called Safety and Justice Challenge back in 2015. Since then, it has awarded select cities and counties nationally with approximately $150 million to “change the way America thinks about and uses jails.” St. Louis County was an original grant recipient of the initiative. The efforts made by the county since the program’s …

Although Curbed Presently, IRS Tax-Fraud Reach Still Vast

In White Collar Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Don’t underestimate the power and reach of the Internal Revenue Service. Many people who have now spend copious amounts of time thinking about their miscalculation – from prison cells. Legions of criminal suspects find out fast just how serious investigators and law enforcers can be when it comes to the federal crime realm. We note on our website at the established St. Louis criminal defense law firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry that “the federal government has a wealth of resources at its disposal.” Moreover, the charges that …

MO Sex Offender Registration: It’s Not Just About Abstract Stats

In Sex Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Sex Crimes on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Sex offender-linked numbers and statistics in Missouri can seem a bit muddied and impersonal, with human stories sometimes being muted (victims’ tales, of course, but sometimes those of convicted offenders as well) in lieu of an emphasis on reams of numerical data. Missouri has always been a state where criminal law powers have come down hard on offenders, even in some instances where crimes were not even remotely linked with sexual conduct. We alluded to that in a recent Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry blog post. Our August 27 entry noted …

Missouri Drug Court Bill Heads To Governor’s Desk

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. It passed through the Missouri Senate recently with unanimous agreement. State legislators now want to see Gov. Mike Parson affix his signature to a new would-be law that seeks to expand Missouri’s already successful drug courts program. A media article spotlighting the seminal legislation states that the state’s chief executive “is expected to sign the bill any day now.” Legions of criminal law reformers across the state will roundly endorse that development, given drug court proponents’ already enthusiastic embrace of a proven prison-alternative sentencing outcome for individuals with …

Spotlight On Marijuana Arrests, Enforcement

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Monday, October 1, 2018. Many people across Missouri can likely hold their breath for 48 seconds. That is also about the time it takes for a stellar athlete to turn in a competitive 400-meter time. Notably, it is also a barometer for something a bit less obvious, yet nonetheless relevant. Reportedly, and as noted in a recent article citing FBI data, “There is now an average of one marijuana bust roughly every 48 seconds” somewhere in the United States. An arrest-and-conviction number linked with that adds up in a hurry, doesn’t it? …