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False Accusation of Sexual Assault: What Do I Do?

If you believe that you have been wrongly accused of committing rape, you need to take these allegations seriously. Despite appearing farfetched and ludicrous, the consequences from these accusations ...
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Harsh Missouri Halloween Law Restricts the Rights of Sex Offenders

One of the biggest concerns parents face at Halloween is the safety of their children. In an effort intended to help protect children from sex offenders living in their area, a relatively new Missouri ...
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Fourth Consecutive Trial Win for The Hammer Law Firm, LLC

Last night, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY, another trial victory for The Hammer Law Firm! Another client accused of a serious sex crime was vindicated, saved from lengthy imprisonment and ...
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The Ins and Outs of Missouri's Statutory Rape Laws

The age of consent in Missouri is 18 years old. This means that even if sexual acts are "consensual," if one party is under the age of 18, statutory rape charges can be filed. Consent is ...
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Sexual Contact with a Student Charges in Missouri

In Missouri, a teacher, school employee or similar person who works with children at a school may face criminal charges under Missouri Revised Statutes § 566.086 for "sexual contact with a ...
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Sex Crime "Epidemic" Could Lead to Complacency, Experts Fear

In the wake of a sex crime "epidemic," authorities fear that students will become complacent to the gravity of such claims. When one college senior heard about an alleged rape inside a ...
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Researchers Find Sexual Assaults Underreported

National researchers have evidence to suggest that federal crime reports may not be providing a clear picture for sexual assaults. According to the National Research Council (NRC), experts have found ...
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Halloween Serves as a Reminder of Harsh Missouri Sex Crime Laws

Halloween has come and gone and – as they always have – many children enjoyed their night of trick-or-treating. Halloween is a child-centered holiday and because of this, the state of ...
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Missouri Town Protests Over Teen Rape Case

One of the largest stories sweeping Missouri – and the entire nation – concerns a controversial alleged rape involving two teens in Maryville, Missouri, a town of roughly 12,000 residents. ...
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Veto on Missouri Bill to Relax Sex Crime Laws Upheld

House Bill 301 has stirred up quite a bit of controversy in Missouri over the past several weeks. The bill proposed significant changes to the state's current policy regarding convicted sex ...
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Possible Change to Missouri Sex Crime Laws Could Cost State Thousands

As mentioned in last week's blog, there has been a storm of debate and controversy over a recently vetoed bill that proposed significant changes to Missouri sex crime laws. House Bill 301 – ...
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Debate on Vetoed Bill Could Affect Sex Offenders Throughout Missouri

Controversy over a recently vetoed Missouri bill is causing debate throughout the state this week; it concerns a proposed change to Missouri sex offender laws that could potentially affect hundreds of ...
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Who is Required to Register with the Missouri Sex Offender Registry?

Individuals convicted of a sex crime face some of the most severe, life changing, and long-term criminal penalties in the American criminal justice system. From hefty fines to terms of imprisonment, ...
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Revisions to Missouri Law Reflect Crack Down on Child Abuse, Sex Crimes

Earlier this month, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed House Bill 505 into law, a measure that revises the laws regarding child abuse and neglect. According to Governor Nixon, the bill is essential to ...
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New Missouri Laws Bring Changes to Sex Crimes & Prosecution

Last week, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a pivotal piece of legislation into law – legislation many believe will strengthen and intensify the harsh laws on prosecuting and punishing those ...
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Wrongful Arrests & Sex Crime Convictions

A 20-year-old East St. Louis man was recently released from jail on rape charges after DNA tests found no biological evidence tying him to the incident. In another turn of events, law enforcement ...
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