Monthly Archives: July 2015

Minneapolis DWI Attorney Fast Approaching New DWI Laws

People in Minnesota have had various reactions to the announcement that DWI laws will be changing soon in August. Under the new rules, someone with a blood alcohol concentration of .16 percent can be charged with a gross misdemeanor DWI and could face harsher penalties than before. News station KVRR collected multiple opinions about the upcoming changes. …

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Recent Supreme Court Decision on Three Strikes Law: Decreasing the Non-Violent Prison Population

While the prison population increased over the last several decades according to the latest Pew Charitable Trust study on incarceration rates and costs from 1980 to 2013, which reveals a whopping “518” percent rise, the recent Supreme Court decision on a Minnesota case regarding the “three strikes law” for violent offenses may help to shorten sentences …

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Minneapolis DWI Lawyer addresses influx DWI police officers in Minnesota

There will be even more DWI police officers patrolling the streets in Minnesota in the coming weeks and months. According to a report from CBS Minnesota, 12 police agencies in the state were awarded grants for new DWI enforcement. Although recent numbers show that DWI arrests in Minnesota dropped for the eighth consecutive year (with a …

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Do I Really Need a Minneapolis DWI Lawyer to Cut a Plea Deal?

Most of us can remember seeing, at some point in our lives, at least one or two comedies on the “big screen,” where a down-on- their luck man or woman manages to “beat” the system. Through hard work and the sheer force of their determination and charisma, they seemingly become an overnight expert on crime …

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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyers Understand Theft Statutes

Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers well understand the Minnesota theft statutes described under Section 609.52. As most thefts involve property, the state’s definition of property is detailed: “All forms of tangible property, whether real or personal, without limitation including documents of value, electricity, gas, water, corpses, domestic animals, dogs, pets, fowl…heat supplied by pipe or conduit by municipalities …

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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains Expungement

A criminal conviction is a serious matter. A desperate decision, hastily made, can affect your life for years later. Convicted felons have difficulty finding honest work once they’re released from prison, difficulty finding a place to live, and until probation is successfully completed, felons in Minnesota forfeit the right to vote.  Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer Matthew …

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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Reminds You the Law is for Everyone

Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Matthew Martin wants to remind you that the law is for everyone, including police officers. Sgt. Jesse Grabow, a public information officer with the Minnesota State Patrol, faces charges of driving 94 mph in a 55 mph zone. Sgt. Grabow was on duty at the time, but was not involved in an …

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This Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Is A Step Ahead of the Politicians

As the 2016 presidential campaign gains steam, it appears that the slogan “tough on crime”, if not totally deflated, seems to be giving way to a call to end mass incarceration. Recent statements by Hilary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Marc Rubio, and Jeb Bush, candidates who are rarely on the same page, all acknowledge the country’s …

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