Primer on Criminal Law

Whether you are a criminal, someone wrongfully accused, a well-wisher or onlooker, this web comic, The Illustrated Guide to Law, has a way of simplifying and explaining a lot of nuts and bolts of basic criminal law.  Not everything applies in Missouri as it’s written by a New York lawyer. A lot of it is useful to understand why, “They dint read my rights,” doesn’t necessarily mean you get a free pass, why it’s a good idea to go to rehab if you need it, and why not every patrolman with a radar gun is guilty of entrapment.

Supreme Court Recognizes Right to Same Sex Marriage

“The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach…”

In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Court recognizes a right under the Fourteenth Amendment to a marriage license for same sex couples.

The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook

Anagoria, CC BY 3.0
Anagoria, CC BY 3.0

The Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild publish  The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook.  It is full of information for prisoners and families of inmates about the rights of the incarcerated and how to protect them.  How can we expect prisoners to emerge to be law-abiding citizens if their jailers are allowed to break the law?

Family Law Materials

After preparing and presenting materials at a couple seminars on updates on Family Law, I am maintaining a page of new cases related to Family Law in Missouri.  Check in from time to time or search the page if you have an issue.