General Checklist for a Victim of a Personal Injury

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1.     Seek Medical Treatment After an accident, immediately ask the other party if anyone is injured and seek medical attention if their injuries are severe. If you are injured, it is essential for your health and for the records presented to the court that you seek medical treatment immediately after your injury. Putting off receiving medical care may minimize or even invalidate the seriousness of your injury in the eyes of the insurance adjuster and the jury. Suppose you are receiving ongoing medical attention relating to the incident. In that case, it is important to keep in mind …

Missouri COVID-19 Criminal Operation Restrictions

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted on Sunday, May 26, 2020 Missouri has recently hit national news for carrying out the country’s first execution amid the COVID-19 pandemic, breaking the country’s informal moratorium on using the death penalty during the current crisis. This event has shed light on how confusing and inconsistent the criminal system can be during these uncertain times. What parts of criminal cases are courts suspending? Are all cases being delayed? In a system that is already backed up, how are courts dealing with these delays in the long run? What does any of this …

COVID-19 Compassionate Release

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Compassionate Release on Sunday, May 3, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has created worry in every facet of society, but many criminal defense lawyers – including those at Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry – are especially worried for high-risk individuals who are incarcerated, with their lives in the hands of federal correctional facilities. Federal prison could prove to be the perfect storm of close contact, unsanitary conditions, and a general lack of resources to create the ideal environment for transmission of the contagious disease. Though we do yet have all the answers, the …

Cops’ Tunnel Vision Can Yield Horrific Investigative Outcomes

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Violent Crimes on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The goal for any criminal defendant is obviously to be found not guilty of a crime. Recently released study findings stress that suspects should also be just about as concerned that investigators never suspect guilt in the first place. Here’s why, say university researchers who have scrutinized scores of wrongful conviction cases: Cops who zero in on an individual often tend to view evidence in a way that supports that individual’s guilt via so-called “confirmation bias.” They ignore evidence that offers up other possibilities. Texas State University criminologists …

How Has The Internet Affected Sex Crimes Probes, Criminal Charges?

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Sex Crimes on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. In considering the above-posed question in today’s blog post headline, it might be reasonable to initially note the seismic effect that computers and the Internet have had on virtually every sphere of life. Put another way: What hasn’t the Internet materially affected? Legions of us now shop online. We listen to and download music from various streaming platforms. We socialize on a plethora of social media sites. We upload, download and exchange images. Here’s a point to note: criminal authorities and state/federal law enforcers routinely monitor much of …

Notable Complexities Can Attach To Assault And Battery Charges

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Violent Crimes on Friday, August 9, 2019. The core elements comprising criminal assault and battery are sufficiently intertwined yet different in material respects that getting a handle on what they’re about routinely stymies legions of law school students. That is similarly true for even many experienced criminal defense attorneys. We prominently note that subject-matter difficulty on our website at the established St. Louis criminal defense firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry. We stress therein that, “Assault and battery charges can arise from a broad range of incidents that are often exceedingly complex.” In fact, such …

Relevant Query: Will First Step Act Reforms Yield Notable Benefits?

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Don’t bet against it. That might reasonably be sage advice for anyone asked to make a judgment call concerning whether recently enacted criminal justice reforms will make a sizable dent in the country’s troubling recidivism rate. Here’s the problem, with its vast dimensions being confirmed by reams of empirically culled evidence: Legions of federal inmates are locked away for years – often decades – in federal prisons, and a high percentage of them commit new offenses after finally completing their harsh sentences. In, out and back again. The …

Bringing Drugs Into Missouri From Illinois Is A Federal Crime

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry on Saturday, July 27, 2019. One of the benefits of living in the Saint Louis, Missouri, area is the fact that it doesn’t take long to cross over into Illinois. However, the accessibility of a nearby state can prove somewhat dangerous for those with a desire for certain substances. The possession of any prohibited drug is a criminal offense in both Illinois and Missouri. However, possession offenses typically wind up prosecuted by the state in which someone gets caught. If, however, authorities can prove that someone crossed from Illinois into Missouri or vice versa while …

How A Juvenile Criminal Offense Could Impact Your Child

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Teenagers and young adults don’t have fully formed frontal lobes. The part of the brain that may help people understand the consequences of their actions is still in the process of developing and maturing until people are in their mid-20s. In a way, it is particularly difficult for parents that the bodies of teenagers mature more quickly than their brains do. Teens feel and even look like adults in some cases, but they don’t yet think like adults. That could lead your child to make some decisions that have criminal …