Missouri Court Rules Most Stealing No Longer a Felony

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The Missouri Supreme Court issued a ruling that had the effect of making most stealing offenses no longer felonies, thanks to an apparently inadvertent change to state law in 2002. The far-reaching decision sent criminal defense attorneys across the state scrambling, Talking Points Memo reports. The case, State v. Bazell, was brought by a woman who had been convicted of several felonies for stealing firearms in a . . .

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