A topic that’s repeatedly coming up in local media outlets is the spate of felonies occurring in and around the University of Minneapolis. Although crimes affecting students on and off-campus have been decreasing in recent years, students still receive several alerts each month, including reports of robbery and sexual assault. One of the most recent …Continue reading "University of Minnesota Crime Reduction Efforts"
A DWI arrest can be devastating and punishments regarding DWIs are harsh in an effort to protect as well as deter. One must remember that receiving a DWI ticket doesn’t always mean conviction. There are many defenses for those who are suspected or have been accused of DWI. If you have been arrested for DUI …Continue reading "Possible DUI Defenses"
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reports that about one out of every eight drivers in the state lacks valid driving privileges. Since 2008, there have been approximately 310,000 convictions for driving with an invalid, suspended, or revoked license, no license at all, violations of a learner’s permit. How does this issue overlap with DWI …Continue reading "Overview: Driving Without a Valid License in Minnesota"
Recently, a Brooklyn Center man was arrested and charged with four counts of criminal defamation. What were the circumstances? As it turns out, he allegedly posted multiple sex tapes to Facebook that featured two of his ex-girlfriends. This appears to be an incident of revenge porn, where someone tries to get revenge on a former …Continue reading "Recent Brooklyn Center Revenge Porn Case"
A DWI conviction carries with it legal ramifications, of course, but also potential personal and professional consequences. A DWI may have an untold negative impact on your relationships, your job and your quality of life in general. This is yet another reason to arrange a thorough defense for yourself against any drunk-driving charges. What makes …Continue reading "Winona Bus Driver Must Respond Vigorously To DWI Charges"
In late 2013, between November 27th and December 31st, various law enforcement agencies in Minnesota undertook an enhanced DWI campaign, stepping up enforcement of DWI laws. As recently reported in various media outlets, within that period of time they made 2,453 arrests. The total number of DWI arrests in Minnesota for 2013 was 24,551 (but, …Continue reading "Results from the Enhanced DWI Campaign in Late 2013"
When a person overdoses on drugs who is to blame – that individual for taking the drugs, or the person who supplied them? This isn’t just a hypothetical. Recently, a Ham Lake man was charged with third-degree murder for allegedly supplying the drugs that a woman used in a fatal overdose. According to the Minneapolis …Continue reading "Ham Lake Man Accused Of Third-Degree Murder"
State or felony drug charges are a serious matter. Since the inception of the war on drugs in the late 1970s and 1980s, those suspected of drug crimes face extreme penalties if convicted. Though some states have seriously diminished or relinquished penalties related to marijuana related crimes, many states at this time are still pursuing …Continue reading "Current Marijuana Laws in Minnesota"