Parents: 3 Ways To Challenge A DUI Stop

In DWI / DUIDby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in DWI / DUID on Monday, March 20, 2017. The last thing you ever expected was to get a call from the police station stating that your child had been arrested for driving drunk. Your teen isn’t even old enough to drink. A DUI can impact your child now and in the future, so it’s important to understand how to fight against the charges. There are a few different methods, each of which has the potential to have the case dismissed. 1. Your child is innocent and the breathalyzer was wrong If your teen is adamant about …

Police/Citizen Roadway Interactions: Increasingly Stressful Affairs

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Thursday, March 16, 2017. What do you do if, following the sudden and flatly dismal moment that you see police lights flashing from a closely tailing squad car at night, you have dutifully come to a stop on a roadway shoulder? That is, how should you now behave? Do you just sit quietly and passively, doing nothing while waiting for the police officer to approach your vehicle from behind? Alternatively, do you think about turning on your car’s inner lights, maybe reaching over to get insurance information out of your glove compartment …

Puzzle And Paradox: Why Do Some Innocent People Falsely Confess?

In Violent Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Violent Crimes on Thursday, March 9, 2017. It could likely be the ultimate conundrum in criminal law, with it perhaps never being fully understood why any human being with even a shred of rationality would ever confess to the commission of a serious crime, knowing that a harsh term of incarceration potentially awaits as a result. And yet it happens, both in St. Louis and across the country. Indeed, and as noted in a recent national media report citing evidence culled in a national database with relevant data on wrongful convictions, such convictions were linked …

Drug Courts: The Results Speak For Themselves

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Friday, March 3, 2017. Take it from a judge: drug courts work. And when it comes to evaluating the outcomes linked with incarceration versus drug court participation, respectively, the comparative upsides of the latter can hardly be overstated. So says judge Michael Rumley, a principal voice and figure in the drug court program operative in Cass County in western Missouri. Rumley notes a central two-prong advantage to drug courts that makes them far better sentencing choices than a behind-bars lockup for many drug offenders. He points to these material benefits: Drug courts …

What Counts As Embezzlement?

In White Collar Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Monday, February 27, 2017. White collar crimes are taken very seriously and carry heavy penalties. Those who work in industries such as accounting, sales, banking or other fields that involve the handling of money should be aware of the dangers of embezzlement. Someone must have intention in order for their actions to be considered embezzlement, but even accidental mishandling of money can lead to a precarious legal situation. Here’s what employees should know about embezzlement. What is embezzlement? Embezzlement is the misuse or theft of money that has been entrusted to …

Drug-Crimes Representation: Singular Realm Where Experience Counts

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Many readers of our criminal defense blog at the St. Louis law firm of Rosenblum Fry, P.C., have doubtless heard of The War on Crime and its attendant War on Drugs. Those initiatives — fervor-laden campaigns, if you will — were spawned in bygone decades when politicians both locally and across the country curried favor by espousing hard-line views regarding convicted criminal offenders. As a result of giving those views legislative teeth, sentencing outcomes for many individuals became harsh and, in some instances, draconian. The severe and uncompromising …

Sex-Crime Legal Representation: How A Proven Attorney Can Help

In Sex Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Sex Crimes on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Although facing a criminal charge of any type is of course a significant and, indeed, harrowing development in any individual’s life, it is certainly no overstatement to note that being arrested and charged with a sex crime-related offense can have especially dire repercussions. For starters, and as we note on our website at the well-established criminal defense law firm of Rosenblum Fry P.C. in St. Louis, “The stigma and criminal penalties associated with a sex crime conviction are significant.” Any individual in St. Louis or elsewhere in Missouri who …

Facing DWI Or DUID Charges In Missouri? What You Need To Know

In DWI / DUIDby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in DWI / DUID on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Many drivers throughout the St. Louis area have likely been pulled over by the police and can attest to the feelings of anxiety and fear the experience provokes. For numerous reasons, it’s completely normal to be nervous when you’re pulled over and questioned by the police. In cases where it becomes apparent that a police officer suspects that you are somehow impaired, the experience can quickly escalate and become downright terrifying. If a traffic stop ends with you being arrested and facing criminal charges related to DWI or DUID, …