STAY AT HOME ORDERS, and DEFENDING STAY AT HOME CITATIONS

The severity of the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic, has promted Cities, Counties, and even the State of Missouri to issue STAY AT HOME orders.  Some had limited durations, which have already been extended, and even the terms of the Orders, in many instances, have also been amended.
STAY AT HOME CITATIONS, for violation of the Orders, are being issued in certain circumstances.  Law enforcement agencies have stated that they are not going out of their way to issue anyone a Citation; but in some circumstances, a citation will be warranted, and locally the range of punishment if convicted was most recently stated to be up to 6 Months in Jail, and up to $1000.00 in Fines.  
 
One thing that is important to note, is that Jail time is highly unlikely, as the Jails are already full!  What is more likely, is a fine, which could be up to $1000.00 dollars.  It is also important for anyone charged with violating a STAY AT HOME ORDER, to understand, is that even if the fine could be reduced to a lesser amount, that entering a Guilty Plea, would result in a Criminal Conviction on one’s record, and that is something definitely to be avoided whenever possible.
 
NOTE:  If you, or someone else, is charged, (Receives a Citation or Summons) for violating a STAY AT HOME ORDER, seeking Legal counsel to try to avoid having a Criminal Conviction for this Offense is highly advised.  
The LAW OFFICE of STEVEN GROCE, ATTORNEY, is available and willing to assist in defending these cases.  Legal fees would be determined on the Jurisdiction of the Violation, and whether the Case could be resolved through some type of negotiated disposition or trial.
For Legal Representation, contact:
Steven Groce, Attorney
Phone:  417-883-4950  Office
 
ORIGINAL STAY AT HOME ORDER IN GREENE COUNTY  
 
NOTE: Not all Stay At Home Orders throughout Missouri, are alike.  In addition, as noted, some have already been amended in one way or another.  The resources are not possible on this site, to update every Order in MO., that gets amended.  Therefore, the user, or reader on this site, assumes all responsibility for making sure that they understand the current Orders that may be in effect where they live, by doing their own research, as the law(s) may change daily.  Also, in some Jurisdictions, individuals may be subject to both the State Order, the local County Order, and in some Jurisdictions, also the order of the City.

Response to “THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MEDICAL MARIJUANA”

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MEDICAL MARIJUANA” according to current U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. Response by: NORML Atty. Steven Groce:

I think it could also be argued that ALL Use of Marijuana, is Medical, because isn’t it true that any use of Marijuana, is based on a perceived need, whatever that may be? If one uses Marijuana to relieve Stress, or deal with Pain, or to simply Chill Out, those are all perceived needs that one could also take a variety of other prescription medications to deal with, rather than Marijuana. Let’s remember, there is a prescription drug for everything, Opiates, Anti-Depressants, Anti-Anxiety drugs, etc., etc. Therefore, ANY perceived need, for using Marijuana, can be argued to be Medical.

Steven F. Groce, Attorney
NORML LIFE MEMBER ATTORNEY:
http://lawyers.norml.org/missouri/steven-f-groce-24000010

 

247 Colorado Homes Raided for Growing “Black Market Pot,” and why this Story is really about Big Money, Greed and Government Hypocrisy.

First, understand that ALL Marijuana, grown and sold, in Colorado, is “Black Market” Pot! Why? Because everything Grown or Sold, whether in a State licensed business, or not, is “Black Market” under Federal Law.
 
What is the difference in the Homes raided, and the the quasi (State legal, but Federally illegal) Pot? Only one. The King, meaning the Government, is just mad because the King, is not getting a cut.
 
What makes it even more hypocritical, is that the raids were carried out by both Federal and State Law enforcement. Some of the individuals are being charged under CO. State law, and some under Federal Law. Both Federal and CO. State Law enforcement acted together, yet the Feds are ignoring the Schedule 1 Controlled substance, and Prohibition, of ALL Marijuana, regarding who grows or sells it. YES, IT IS ALL ABOUT MONEY!
 
The original efforts of NORML were to simply end Prohibition, and return Marijuana to it’s Pre 1937 Status, when it was as Legal as a Tomato plant, regardless of who grows it. This is what many of us who worked and advocated for Legalization strived for, even before CO., had Medical Marijuana. Somewhere along the way, however, as with many things, Big Money and Greed entered the picture.
 
WE NEED TO GET BACK ON TRACK FOR TOTAL LEGALIZATION, AND THE END OF PROHIBITION, AT EVERY LEVEL!
In the meantime, all of these people are facing very severe State and Federal charges, for growing a Plant!
 
Federal Forfeiture Laws are also being used to seize their Money, their Cars and even their Homes, and give it to the Government. Imagine what our Founding Fathers would think. This is not Freedom! Yes, it is all about greed and money.
 
We need to remember our original goals. End Prohibition, and Total Legalization!
Presented by: Steven F. Groce,
NORML LIFE MEMBER ATTORNEY:
 
STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, AND DEMAND LEGALIZATION;
and: LET US PROTECT ALL OF OUR RIGHTS!
Facebook Community Page: “Missouri Marijuana Law and Reform”
 
Steven Groce, Attorney, (Law Office Web Site)
 
 
Authorities Raid 247 Colorado Homes Growing Black Market Pot

Don’t take the Conviction!

LEGAL DEFENSE! One would think: After the passing of Amendment 2, the attitudes of Prosecutors in Missouri, would be changing. Unfortunately, Not the case! Both MO. residents, and unlucky visitors, are still being charged, and even arrested, for Cannabis offenses. Even 10 grams or less is still a D Misdemeanor Criminal Drug conviction. Don’t pay the fine, and Don’t take the Conviction. Steven F. Groce, NORML LIFE MEMBER ATTORNEY, Defending Cannabis cases in Missouri.
http://lawyers.norml.org/missouri/steven-f-groce-24000010

STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, AND DEMAND LEGALIZATION;
and: LET US PROTECT ALL OF OUR RIGHTS!

Steven Groce, Attorney, (Law Office Web Site)
http://www.attorneydwi.com/

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