Though marijuana growing, selling, and use laws are changing all around the U.S., these acts are still considered illegal in the state of Minnesota. Classified as a Schedule 1 drug, marijuana is grouped in with many highly addictive and harmful drugs such as heroin and cocaine. If you have been charged with driving under the …Continue reading "Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Laws in Minnesota"
The details reported about a recent arrest in Minneapolis highlights some of the complexities of DUI cases. In the early morning hours one Saturday, a driver went off the road. Her car subsequently got stuck in some snow beside railroad tracks. A train came along and couldn’t stop in time to avoid a collision. Fortunately, …Continue reading "Arrested for Suspicion of DUI"
DWI, Driving While Intoxicated, is a serious charge. Not only is it potentially lethal to yourself and others, even if you don’t cause any harm you’re in for a world of headaches with fines, jail time, and restrictions. Whether you’ve seen it on TV or had the misfortune to experience it in real life, you …Continue reading "I wasn’t Drinking. Why Am I Getting Hit With DWI?"
What happens during the initial stages of being charged with a crime could impact the rest of a person’s life. It can be a moment of intense stress and confusion. This is the time when seeking the guidance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer is most important. Too many people make the mistake of speaking …Continue reading "Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney Is Essential to Understand the Legal Process"
With its proximity to the University of Minnesota campus, the neighborhood of Dinkytown has a wide variety of businesses catering to a mixed population of students and local residents. Businesses have long ejected unruly patrons and have also called the police to report alleged criminal offenses, including shop-lifting, public fighting and aggressive panhandling. Recently, the …Continue reading "Issues Surrounding a Possible Trespassing Policy in Dinkytown"
A nationwide effort by the federal government to determine how many motorists drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol is attracting some criticism for being invasive and possibly in violation of people’s constitutional rights. According to an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the National Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving has been conducted every …Continue reading "Federal Impaired Driving Survey Attracts Criticism"
In Minnesota, domestic violence changes are quite serious. They pertain to any persons who commits violence against a family member or and other specified person(s). Other specifies persons can include a roommate or former roommate, significant other, people who have dated, those that have children together. If an individual has injured one of these persons …Continue reading "A Closer Look at Minnesota Domestic Violence Laws"
A recent vehicular homicide case in Minneapolis has brought the seriousness of this crime to the forefront of people’s minds. A man who was allegedly driving while intoxicated struck and killed another man who was out riding his bike in South Minneapolis. The driver now faces charges of criminal vehicular homicide. Under Minnesota law, what …Continue reading "In Minnesota, What Does it Mean to be Charged with Criminal Vehicular Homicide?"