Missouri’s current criminal code dates back to the late 1970s. But social conditions have changed greatly since then, and the law needs to change along with it. Things that may have been emphasized in the laws in 1970s may need to be updated, changed, or otherwise modified.
Missouri’s SB 491 is sponsored by our former law school classmate and long time friend Senator Jolie Justice and is intended to make these much needed changes. It is an ambitious, 1100 page bill, and it would make significant changes to how the criminal justice system works in Missouri.