Monthly Archives: March 2014

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Laws in Minnesota

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 …

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Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney Is Essential to Understand the Legal Process

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 …

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Issues Surrounding a Possible Trespassing Policy in Dinkytown

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 …

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Federal Impaired Driving Survey Attracts Criticism

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 …

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A Closer Look at Minnesota Domestic Violence Laws

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 …

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In Minnesota, What Does it Mean to be Charged with Criminal Vehicular Homicide?

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 …

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