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Woman facing drug and murder charges after another woman dies of overdose

A Ralls County Missouri woman faces three felony charges in her connection with the death of a 47 year old woman also from Ralls County.

Allegedly the defendant delivered heroin to the home of the woman, and in the perpetuation of the felony, the woman was killed by heroin overdose. As a result, the accused woman is being charged with I Delivery of a controlled substance, a Class B felony; II Involuntary manslaughter in the first degree, a Class C felony; and III Murder in the second degree, a Class A felony.

If you or someone you love is being charged with serious crimes such as these. You need an aggressive attorney to represent you boldly. Laws regarding the distribution of drugs and death(s) as a result of those drugs are complicated. You need an attorney with experience in handling and winning these types of cases. A quality St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer may be able to help you get charges dropped.

Source: Hannibal Courier-Post, “Schalk facing felony murder in the second degree charge”, Mary Lou Montgomery, January 8, 2014

Mom arrested for DWI after fireworks ignite in car

Police arrested a woman on suspicion of DWI involving drugs after fireworks ignited inside her car causing an accident that injured her and her two sons. Police allege she was impaired after taking prescription medication. She was also arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and child endangerment.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said someone in the vehicle apparently lit firecrackers and bottle rockets inside their 2008 GMC Acadia while heading north on I-270 near Clayton Road.

Koriath, 43, of Manchester, lost control of the vehicle. It went off the right side of the road, hitting a guardrail and two road signs. The inside of the van burned up.

An attorney with criminal defense experience could help this woman or any individual facing similar charges prepare and present a defense in court. The attorney could examine the details of the case and make a recommendation that suggest the focus of the defense should be on fighting against a conviction or negotiating for a plea deal that reduces the charges and the possible sentence. In some cases, convictions seem more likely and an attorney can decided if working towards a good plea deal is the best strategy for their client.

Source: STL Today, “Manchester mom arrested for DWI after fireworks ignite in SUV, causing crash“, Kim Bell, November 21, 2013

Man facing drug charges after routine traffic stop

An Iowa man is facing several drug charges after a routine traffic stop in Eddyville, Iowa on November 25th. The 36 year old man was stopped at an intersection and arrested on charges of Operation without Registration, Improper use of Registration and two counts of Driving while Suspended.

The man was also charged with Possession with intent to Deliver 5 grams or more of Methamphetamine, Possession with intent to deliver less than 50k of Marijuana and three counts of Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs.

Drug cases are complex and many police officers make mistakes in their procedures during traffic stops and investigations. An experienced Saint Louis attorney may be able to help someone in these circumstances. The attorney can investigate the arrest and possibly have charges dropped or reduced if they can find that law enforcement made mistakes during the arrest and investigation. Sometimes even evidence can be challenged because of the way it was obtained. These are some ways a criminal defense lawyer may be able to help someone avoid a criminal record and other punishments they might face.

Source: ABC 3 KTVO, “Routine traffic stop leads to drug arrest”, KTVO Newsdesk, November 26, 2013