What Does Aiding And Abetting Actually Mean?

In Uncategorizedby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry on Saturday, December 29, 2018. One of your co-workers commits fraud. It’s sloppy and they get caught and arrested. You knew about the scheme, but you’re glad you didn’t go along with it when you see how everything turns out. Then the authorities begin looking in your direction, and you get this sinking feeling. They think you’re guilty of aiding and abetting. They want to bring you in on criminal charges. Maybe you’re not quite as safe as you thought. But what does aiding and abetting actually mean? When the crime happened, you were comfortably …

Drug Overdoses: An Outsized National Problem That Just Gets Bigger

In Drug Crimes, Uncategorizedby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Thursday, December 27, 2018. Oxycodone formerly reigned. Cocaine followed that up. Other drugs have also centrally featured, including heroin and methamphetamine. And now the powerful pain-killing narcotic medication fentanyl is front and center. A recent national article spotlighting that pharmaceutical offering notes that it is now “the most deadly drug in the U.S.” That of course begs an obvious question, to which this is the answer: Federal regulators say that there were a stunning 63,632 deaths linked with fentanyl use in 2016 (the most recent annual period for which relevant data is …

Criminal Sentencing Reform On Display Coast To Coast

In Violent Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Violent Crimes on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Just because you’ve got a big hammer in your toolbox doesn’t mean you should threaten to use it.” So says an ex-federal prosecutor commenting on the proper role of a government attorney in the charging process. That should uniformly be the filing of only charges that can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The commentator and other reform-minded voices now speaking up in the criminal realm stress that charging high for political reasons or to secure leverage in a plea bargain broadly disservices the public and undermines justice. …

On The DUI Laws In Missouri

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Thursday, December 14, 2017. In the state of Missouri, there are numerous laws that deal with driving under the influence of alcohol. Many other states have laws that are similar, and though they may change from place to place, these laws do serve an important function. Today, we want to talk about what is in effect here in Missouri so that people are more aware of their rights and the consequential implications of driving under the influence of alcohol. To begin, Missouri adheres to the regular blood alcohol limit that all other …

Just How Widespread, Concerning Is Teen Sexting?

In Sex Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Sex Crimes on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. We know that our teenage sons and daughters are works in progress. We love them without bounds, of course, yet know that they have some work to do en route to negotiating those not-quite-adult-yet years. They sometimes act rashly, without due regard for consequences. That is, they explore and, in doing so, sometimes make mistakes. We did, too, right? That’s part of what living through and transcending those teen years is all about. We state on our website at Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry that, “A big part of …