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Missouri Man Freed After Murder Conviction Overturned

Incarcerated for almost a decade, 29-year-old Ryan Ferguson was released this week, Tuesday, November 12, when the Missouri attorney general decided to not pursue a new trial against him. Ferguson had ...
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What are the Sex Offender Registration Guidelines in Missouri?

All states are part of a registration and tracking system for sex offenders. The requirements in Missouri include allowing law enforcement to collect DNA samples from all registered sex offenders, and ...
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Grand Jury v. Preliminary Hearing

When a felony case is introduced in court, it must first go through a probable cause determination before the matter can be set for trial. The court must find that probable cause exists to believe ...
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Black's Law Dictionary (Bryan A. garner ed., 7 th ed. 1999) defines a sentence as: "The judgment that a court formally pronounces after finding a criminal defendant guilty." The ...
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