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High-speed crash prompts $5M verdict

A Platte County judge has awarded $5 million to the family of a 22-year-old woman killed when a driver sped 150 mph and rear-ended the car in which she was traveling. The judgment of $3 million in actual damages and ...

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Guilty pleas equal convictions, court rules

A guilty plea, a completed probation, an expunged criminal record. What do they have in common? They’re all considered “convictions,” says the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District.

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Court: Guilty pleas equal convictions

A guilty plea, a completed probation, an expunged criminal record. What do they have in common? They’re all considered “convictions,” says the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District. In a pair of judgments handed down Tuesday, the Western District ruled two men must still register as sex offenders even though they received suspended impositions of sentence and completed probation.

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