Following a shutdown of Missouri courts because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Supreme Court is allowing Missouri courts to begin re-opening on May 18. Individual courts will determine for themselves when to re-open and what in-person activities will be permitted. We will notify our clients individually about whether they should attend their next court date.

In the meantime, we remain OPEN and hard at work on our clients’ cases. Although we cannot conduct “open office hours” or in-person meetings at this time, we are meeting with clients and prospective clients by video conference. Our telephones will continue to be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

State Drops Charges of Rose Legal Services’ Client Charged with Statutory Sodomy and Child Molestation

Rose Legal Services’ client was charged with two counts of Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree and one count of Child Molestation 1st Degree. The accuser was an ex-girlfriend ‘s 12-year-old daughter, and if convicted, he faced a minimum of 20 years in prison without probation or parole. After a three-day jury trial, the jury deadlocked 10-2 to acquit. The State later dropped all charges.