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What is robbery?

Some might assume that robbery is just a generic name for stealing. However, it is actually its own specific type of crime.

Hey bartender, double check those IDs or end up with a felony?

The reality is that times have changed. When adults in Jefferson City were young, their parents may have let them have a few beers with their friends. A senior in college may buy a freshman a case for the day. It doesn’t seem like much of a crime, but today the rules are very different and enforced strictly.

Navarette v. California - A Blow to 4th Amendment Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court last week issued its opinion in Navarette v. California, its most recent opinion involving 4th Amendment rights in criminal cases. The facts of the case were pretty straightforward. A driver called 911 reporting that a silver Ford F150 with a particular license plate ran the driver off the road. The driver reported the vehicle's location, and the direction in which it was traveling.

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