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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

W. Scott Rose Argues Case Before Missouri Supreme Court

When defendants surrender their constitutional right to a trial on the basis of a binding, written plea agreement that calls for probation, prosecutors and judges should stand by their word and honor that plea agreement.  To do otherwise, without allowing the defendant to withdraw her plea and stand trial, constitutes a bait and switch.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Attorney W. Scott Rose Has Filed Suit Seeking Immediate Release Of Prisoners Who Have Served More Than One Year For Stealing

St. Louis criminal defense attorney W. Scott Rose has begun litigation seeking the immediate release of any inmate who has served more than one year for stealing.  Mr. Rose contends that the Missouri Supreme Court’s ruling in State v. Bazell on August 23, 2016requires the immediate release of any inmate who has served more than a year on a stealing charge

St. Louis criminal defense attorney W. Scott Rose of Rose Legal Services, LLC, has begun filing post-conviction motions and petitions for writs of habeas corpus for clients sentenced to more than one year in prison for Stealing.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Missouri Supreme Court Issues Stunning Decision Declaring Almost All Stealing Crimes To Be Misdemeanors – Thousands Of Cases Affected

The Missouri Supreme Court has issued a stunning decision declaring almost all stealing crimes to be misdemeanors, and thousands of cases -- including current inmates, probationers, and parolees -- will be affected.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Actual Innocence

How can someone be convicted of a crime he or she did not commit?  False confessions, eyewitness misidentification, junk science, jailhouse snitches, and official misconduct -- these are the big five reasons.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cops Know Marijuana Is Legal In Colorado, Oregon, and Washington Too

That’s why they’re hanging out on eastbound I-70 in Warren County, Saint Charles County, and Saint Louis County, just waiting for someone to come driving by with several pounds of marijuana in the car (preferably travelling faster than the posted speed limit, or with a broken taillight, or something).

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Arrested in Missouri for DWI? You have to act fast.

A DWI is a serious offense, and it can have far-reaching consequences in a person’s life.  And if you have been recently arrested in Missouri for DWI, you have very little time -- often as little as 15 days -- to prevent the suspension or revocation of your driver's license.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Did you know it is a crime not to pay child support?

Did you know it is a crime not to pay child support?  And if you are more than 12 months in arrears, it is a felony.  The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office of St. Louis County in Clayton has an especially active Child Support Enforcement Unit.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Missouri Drug Possession Cases

Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Missouri?  Sometimes a case may have a constitutional issue.  Other times there is a legal defense.  But usually the focus of the case will be to help the defendant obtain treatment and address his or her drug problem.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Help!! I’ve never been in trouble before!!

I hear this all the time.  Probably more than half of my clients have no criminal record of any kind (some have never even had a traffic ticket!). Some may have had a municipal citation or two.  For most, this will be the only time in their life that they face criminal charges in state court.

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