Recent Entries

  • A Look at Federal & State Criminal Law

    Prosecution happens at both the national and the state levels and so a federal offense is one that is prosecuted under national criminal law and not under state criminal law under which almost all of the offenses perpetrated in the United States are prosecuted.Federal crimes typically involve nation...
  • Prescription Painkillers Trafficking in Spotlight by DEA, DOJ

    The Department of Justice, along with the DEA have increased their focus on heroin and opioid prescription painkillers trafficking with the “360 Strategy.”  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 18,893 overdose deaths related to presc...
  • Missouri's New Concealed Carry & Castle Doctrine Expansion Laws

    We examine the impact permitless concealed carry and castle doctrine expansion (stand your ground) have on firearm incidents and the potential criminal law scenarios for gun owners. Missouri is the latest state to adopt a "stand your ground" style set of gun laws. SB 656 was veto'd by Governor Jay ...
  • 2016 Lon O. Hocker Award Winners & Past Recipients

    Erica Mynarich is a winner of the 2016 Lon O. Hocker Award. If you are unfamiliar with the award it’s how the Missouri Bar Foundation recognizes up and coming young trial lawyers. Only three criminal defense lawyers from around the State of Missouri are selected annually and the...
  • Federal Sex Offender Laws in 2016

    With the advent of the internet and increased availability of online pornography, perhaps the fastest growing area of federal criminal prosecution is possession, distribution and production of child pornography. With this renewed interest in prosecutions, federal sex offender laws lean hea...
  • It’s Official! Mynarich Receives Prestigious Young Trial Lawyer

    Springfield Attorney Erica Mynarich is one of three distinguished young lawyers in Missouri to be selected as a winner of the prestigious Lon 0. Hocker Award. The Missouri Bar Foundation annually recognizes three up and coming young trial lawyers from around the State of Missouri...
  • New Endorsement – Best 20 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Springfie

    Carver, Cantin & Mynarich are proud to announce their addition to the list of Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Springfield by Expertise.com. Expertise.com’s mission is to connect people with experts in their community. The group looked at 278 criminal defense attorn...