Felon in Possession Conviction Affirmed
Evidence that a firearm was an inch away from driver supported an inference that driver knew the firearm was there, and knew what it was, supporting a finding that felon driver possessed the firearm.” [I]nferences contrary to the trial court’s judgment” are irrelevant. Conviction affirmed.
STATE OF MISSOURI, Respondent vs. PAUL MICHAEL BILSKEY, Appellant
Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District – SD37241
Enhanced Conviction Affirmed
On review of a conviction, an appellate court does not weigh the evidence, so evidence that a breath testing machine may have read too high—already rejected implicitly by circuit court—cannot prevail. Statutes enhance the current offense for prior intoxication-related traffic offenses as defined at the time of the current offense, not at the time of the prior offenses. Conviction affirmed.
STATE OF MISSOURI, Respondent vs. SANDRA K. BENSON, Appellant
Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District – SD37023