The charges stem from the defendant spending the night at his girlfriend's house at various times over a several month period. The prosecution tried to argue that Defendant was required to register even though he had not stayed any substantial time at the girlfriend's residence. On the eve of trial, Matthew Radefeld convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the case for lack of evidence. An Audrain County man was accused of residing within feet of a daycare by a Sex Offender.
At preliminary hearing, Matthew Radefeld cross-examined the investigating police officers and argued to the Court that there was no evidence to show that Defendant knew that he was residing that close to a daycare facility.
The Court agreed with the defense and dismissed the matter. Charles County man had Failure to Register as a Sex Offender charges dismissed against him after his attorney, Matthew Radefeld, convinced the prosecutor's that they would not be successful at trial. Charles County man who had been told by his probation officer that he was required to register as a sex offender was finally removed from the Missouri Sex Offender Registry after a trial in Circuit Court.
Matthew Radefeld handled the matter and was able to show the Court that the offense this man had originally pled to was not a registerable offense and the federal law did not apply. After a trial on a Jefferson County man's Petition for Removal from the Missouri Sex Offender Registry, the Court granted his request and ordered that he be removed forthwith.
Matthew Radefeld successfully argued at trial that the federal and state laws do not apply in this case. The Attorney General's decided not to appeal the ruling.
Matthew Radefeld was successful in getting a man, who had pleaded guilty to sexually related charges in the military, off the Missouri Sex Offender registry. This was the first case to be decided by a Circuit Court on this issue after the Doe v. The main issue was the ages of the defendant and the alleged victim of the crime.
Once off the list, the man immediately left the State of Missouri just in case the law changed again - which it did. Louis County Police Department. The statute under which he had been convicted was found to be unconstitutional after the completion of his sentence.
Dan Juengel argued the case on the client's behalf. Louis County man had pled guilty to misdemeanor Sexual Misconduct 1st Degree against a 40 year old woman. He received a Suspended Imposition of Sentence and was on supervised probation, but was monitored on the Sex Offender Caseload. His probation officer told him that he must register or face revocation. He complied with her order for over one year. After this time, Matthew Radefeld reviewed his case and filed a motion to get him removed from the Sex Offender Registry.
After arguments were heard, Matthew was successful in convincing the court that under the SORA statutes he should not be required to register.
The man was taken off the list immediately.