The trial has begun in Dakota County for a 64-year-old former priest who has been accused of sexually abusing an alter boy in the late 1980s and ’90s. According to a report in the Minneapolis Star, the priest served for twenty years in Hastings, where the abuse is alleged to have taken place. The case …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses Years-Old Sex Abuse Case"
Minneapolis Police Officer Michael Lewis Griffin, accused of lying to investigators and excessive use of force as a police officer, is one of the most recent headline-grabbing defendants in the Twin Cities, but his case is not unique. When the accused is a public official, public employee or well-known person, or when the crime itself …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney: Trials in the Court of Public Opinion"
Broken window policing– a policy that encourages officers to prosecute as many small crimes as possible in hopes of preventing larger ones– has contributed to one of the lowest crime rates in Minneapolis in 30 years. The same policy, however, has also led to more first time offender arrests and felony convictions that could potentially …Continue reading "Facing Rising Tension with Police? The Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help"
Summer brings warm weather, picnics with a lot of beer and/or hard alcohol and local or state police looking for drivers who have had just a little too much to drink. A DWI conviction is costly and could haunt you for many years to come, even if this is a first time offense. Vehicle insurance …Continue reading "Why You Need to Contact a Minneapolis DWI Attorney for First-Time Offenses"
Every year, more than 30,000 Minnesotans find themselves arrested for the crime of Driving While Intoxicated. For many of them, it isn’t their first DWI offense. Repeat DWI offenders face escalating consequences, including jail time, expensive fines, and vehicle forfeiture. So if you’re someone who finds yourself stopped on suspicion of DWI, and you have a prior …Continue reading "DWI: When It’s Not Your First Offense"
According to a recent report from WCCO, a St. Cloud man was recently arrested on suspicion of multiple charges. Police say they received a report of a burglary in progress. When they arrived at the scene, they saw the man fleeing in a car. After a car chase and a brief foot chase, the report …Continue reading "Multiple Charges? You Need An Experienced Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer"
A man who is allegedly responsible for attacking two women on a Minneapolis parking ramp was arrested recently. According to local news reports, he was charged with multiple counts of first-degree and second-degree criminal sexual conduct for these separate incidents. What do these charges mean? Different degrees of criminal sexual conduct Minnesota has five different …Continue reading "What does a charge of criminal sexual misconduct mean? Ask a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney"
Minnesota’s DWI laws lay out various penalties for an arrest and conviction on the grounds of alcohol or drug-impaired motor vehicle operation. These penalties are both criminal and administrative. In fact, when it comes to the administrative penalties, you may be subject to some of them after you become a DWI suspect; a conviction in …Continue reading "Worried about the penalties for DWI? Contact a Minneapolis DWI attorney"
A crime that can easily goes hand-in-hand with a DWI arrest and subsequent charges is violation of Minnesota’s Open Bottle Law. For example, a man recently arrested in Monticello Township was found to have a record of various violations including DWI, driving with a revoked license, and having an open container of alcohol in his …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Asks You to Stay Aware of the Open Bottle Law"