The Missouri Supreme Court will determine if and when a man’s counsel abandoned him after he was charged with driving while intoxicated in two counties, after hearing oral arguments Oct. 25.Read More »
The Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District has ordered a new trial for a man who fled from police and crashed a cruiser in the process, saying the jury should have been allowed to consider if he had a “justification-by-necessity” defense under the law.Read More »
The Court of Appeals Eastern District says it doesn’t have the power to let Lamar Johnson’s case be reopened, but perhaps the Missouri Supreme Court can. The appeals court on Dec. 24 dismissed an appeal seeking a new trial for ...
Tagged with: Court of Appeals Criminal Law Eastern District Judge Robert G. Dowd Jr. Judge Robert M. Clayton III Judge Roy L. Richter Lamar Johnson Missouri Supreme Couty St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner Wrongful ConvictionRead More »
In the last six months of 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court appeared to be gearing up for some big decisions. So far in 2019, that behind-the-scenes work is bearing fruit. As of the court’s handdown on June 25, the high court ...Read More »
Where a defendant in a drug and firearm case challenged the denial of a motion to suppress, arguing that a search warrant did not authorize the search of the garden, the trial court properly found that the garden was located ...Read More »
Where a defendant argued that his counsel was ineffective for failing to object to certain jury instructions, the amended Rule 29.15 motion was filed four days after it was required to be filed, so the motion was untimely, and ...Read More »