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Cops Now Need A Warrant For Your Phone Location

Last Friday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement must obtain a warrant to discover your cell phone location information. In keeping up with the digital age in which nearly everyone has a smartphone, the Supreme Court said that searching your phone is no different than searching your car or your house; you have a 4th Amendment right to privacy which can only be breached with a warrant. Read the full story here, and the Court's full opinion here.


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Caught With Under 100 Grams of Weed in St. Louis?

If so, you will likely NOT be charged by the STL Circuit Attorney's Office. This is according to an email sent by Circuit Attorney Kim Gardener to her staff, in which she said that prosecuting nearly all marijuana possession charges "are hampering our ability to administer justice for the people of the City of St. Louis." According to this policy, as long as there are no "aggravating circumstances", all charges of possession under ONE HUNDRED GRAMS will be dismissed. What the Circuit Attorney means by "aggravating circumstances" is not clear. And it should be noted that possession of marijuana is...


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How Do I Get Placed In A Different SATOP Class?

We often receive phone calls from DUI clients who are panicked and confused after they go for their SATOP assessment. While most first time DUI offenders get assigned to the Offender Education Program (OEP) class, we have found that SATOP testing centers in the St. Louis region are increasingly recommending the more intensive level of SATOP. These levels include the Weekend Intervention Program (WIP), and, surprisingly, the very intense Clinical Intervention Program (CIP). The Missouri Department of Mental health defines the CIP level of SATOP as "an outpatient treatment program designed specifically for persistent DWI offenders, or those identified during...


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