Criminal History Data Subject Of Recent College Application Change

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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 …

Did Police Even Remotely Have Probable Cause In This Case?

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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

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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 …

Multiple St. Louis County Cops Having DWI Scrapes

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Talk about unforgiving. If you believe that the aftermath of a drunk driving conviction in Missouri is generally marked by dire unpleasantries (and it is certainly reasonable to think so), imagine the perspective of a St. Louis metro police officer who is charged with a DWI offense. Any such officer has reason to be discouraged by what is potentially forthcoming in the wake of a drunk driving charge. Two words: job loss. A St. Louis County cop convicted of DWI need look no further than to words uttered …

Major Fed Sting Targets Health Care Fraud, Drug Crimes

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Some state and federal criminal task forces – both singly and together – target drug crimes. Others focus on fraud-linked offenses. And, increasingly, many investigative teams concentrate on both, as evidenced by news stories that feature criminal probes into things like prescription drug fraud. One such story surfaced just last week when, on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up to microphones to discuss what has been described as “the nation’s largest ever health care fraud takedown.” An in-depth Washington Post article spotlighting the criminal sweep and noting …

Black Eye For FBI In Agency Assertions Re Phone Encryption Threat

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Criminal investigators in Missouri and nationally will not fail to zero in on an individual’s smartphone when they suspect that person of having engaged in unlawful activity. Law enforcers view such devices as rich troves of information that can prove important during jury deliberations or in a judge’s sentencing decision. In fact, evidence housed in a phone that can be lawfully accessed and used in court can absolutely make a prosecution’s case. That renders smartphones a focal point of scrutiny for police departments and investigatory task forces. They …

Is It Any Wonder That Doubt Sometimes Attaches In DWI Arrests?

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Missouri motorists who become entangled with law enforcers in cases alleging drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs should be able to confidently rely upon the thorough advocacy of their legal advocates. That is, they have a justifiable expectation that competent and aggressive legal representation will smartly and methodically explore every shred of potentially relevant evidence in their case. The materially important bottom line routinely depends upon that. We note on our website at the proven St. Louis criminal defense firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry …

Report: St. Louis Metro Has Notable Overprescription Problem

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Monday, May 7, 2018. Seemingly, it is just about impossible to not see a breaking story every other day or so that points to America’s notable prescription drug problem. Reams of evidence point squarely to what is a national epidemic of sorts tied to the highly addictive powers of so-called opioids like oxycodone, fentanyl and hydrocodone. We have contributed to the news flow at the St. Louis criminal defense firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry. One of our recent blog posts highlighted the national scourge of overprescribed narcotic medicines. Our April 25 entry noted …

Recent DOJ Opioid Proposal Spotlights Problem, Penalties

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. How big is America’s prescription drug problem? Concededly, it is huge. Indeed, safety regulators, criminal law enforcers, health groups and advocates for the legions of Americans who languish behind bars following drug crimes convictions all attest to its vast dimensions. It is often termed a “crisis.” What underlies its occurrence? A problem so pernicious and widespread resists a quick and easy answer. Some commentators point to pharmaceutical companies as a primary source of the problem. Critics say they purposefully overproduce opioid drugs that are highly addictive, such as …

Critical Moment For Juveniles: When Miranda Rights Are Read

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. We passionately and aggressively represent both adults and juveniles in criminal law matters at the defense law firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry in St. Louis, and readily distinguish between them in a fundamental way. So too do most people, of course, knowing adolescents lack the same degree of judgment and life experience that adults understandably possess. We note on our website that, “A big part of growing up is about trial and error and learning from those experiences.” A time when it is decidedly unwise for a minor …