Free to Offer a Second Chance

Jan 28, 2018

Felons are forbidden from selling lottery tickets in Missouri – by both statute and regulation. And felons are prohibited from participating in the sale of alcohol by Missouri’s regulations, too. Thus, employers at gas stations, convenience stores, restaurants, bars, grocery stores and more often do not have the freedom to give a felon a chance. Yet.

Cameras, Photographs, and Full or Partial Nudity

Jan 14, 2018

For the past ten years, the misdemeanor of invasion of privacy in the second degree has been special to me. Why? I’ve only seen it charged once, in a case assigned to me at the public defender’s office. And it was the first case that I got to first chair at jury trial (an event I had been impatiently awaiting).