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Here Is What You Need To Know If You Have Been Accused Of Sex Crimes In Minnesota

If you live in Minnesota and you or a member of your family is facing sex crimes (aka: Criminal Sexual Conduct, Possession of Child Pornography, Rape, Sexual Misconduct) charges, it is imperative that you get a basic understanding of Minnesota Sex Crimes laws. This content is designed to help you get a basic overview regarding …

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Probable Cause for DUI in Minnesota: Part 2

In Part 1 we already talked about reasonable suspicion in regards to drunk driving. Reasonable suspicion refers to the reason an officer has for believing a motorist may be intoxicated. This is what lets the officer investigate further. After reasonable suspicion is probable cause. Probable cause is the sum of evidence that gives law enforcement …

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Sex Crimes: What is Sexual Misconduct in Minnesota?

If you’ve read the news in Minnesota this year, the words sexual misconduct have featured fairly prominently in some major headlines. Whether it was the allegations against senator Al Franken, or the news that two lawmakers are resigning their posts, this term just keeps coming up. But what is sexual misconduct, really? It sounds pretty vague, …

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DWI Defenses

When charged with a DWI/DUI offense, one has many options available. Possible courses of action include pleading guilty, plea bargaining or fighting charges. When evidence like a breath or blood test exists, many people think they have no choice but to plead guilty. However, this is not the case. Many defenses exist that those in …

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Sex Crimes: Age of Consent, and Sex With A Minor, in Minnesota

Imagine this. You’re at a party with some friends, having a night out, when someone catches you’re eye. They’re good-looking, vibrant, and you can’t take your eyes off them. They see you looking, and come over to say hello. One thing leads to another, and you find yourself in a private room with them. The …

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Are You Accused Of Rape And Sexual Assault In Minnesota? Here Is What You Need To Know

Of course, rape and sexual assault are illegal in most states, Minnesota is no exception. Minnesota does not refer to these crimes as rape and assault. Instead, the legal term is “criminal sexual conduct.” There are five levels of criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota. These five levels change based on the age of the person …

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Minnesota Laws on Criminal Sexual Conduct

Being accused of a sex crime, particularly one involving a child, can irrevocably damage your reputation and, perhaps more important, place you in substantial legal jeopardy.  The experience is embarrassing, overwhelming and frightening—but you can’t let it intimidate you, or prevent you from seeking the legal assistance you need to fight back and protect your …

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