Monthly Archives: August 2015

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys Help Overcome Manslaughter Charges

Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys well understand the Minnesota statute 609.20, Manslaughter in the First Degree. This emotionally laden offense–in which one “causes the death of another person in the heat of passion”–may be punished by as many as 15 years behind bars and/or by a fine just shy of $30,000. The following is an overview of First Degree …

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Minneapolis Criminal Lawyers Understand Defenses for Vehicular Homicide

Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers are experts at uncovering “mitigating circumstances” if you’ve been accused of vehicular homicide, a criminal act which is described in Minnesota statute 609.2112.  A person found guilty may receive a fine of up to $20,000, and/or prison time up to 10 years.  Vehicular homicide is such a serious offense because those truly guilty have “caused the death(s) …

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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyers Know When You’re Not Liable for Another’s Crimes

Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers are adept at separating a client’s responsibility from that of the actual perpetrator of a crime. Minnesota’s statute 609.05, Liability for Crimes of Another, has 5 subdivisions, all of which give general definitions which have been honed by case law. Let’s take a closer look at the first three.:   1. AIDING AND ABETTING–This …

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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Understands Fourth Amendment Protections

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution gives citizens specific rights regarding personal privacy. These protections include some that prohibit law enforcement officers from searching a person or a person’s property without a warrant, consent, or probable cause. There are some instances in which a person might be able to use the violation of a Fourth …

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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys Understand Minnesota Burglary Statutes

Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys can be counted on by anyone accused of burglary in the first degree, which is described in Minnesota statute 609.582 as “entering a building without consent” with a plan to commit a crime, and/or going into that building unannounced and actually engaging in an illegal act. The person who carries through with the crime–be it theft, vandalism, stalking, assault–may …

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Breathalyzer Calibration as Key to DWI Evidence

The Minnesota law criminalizing breathalyzer test refusals upon arrest recently survived a constitutional challenge in the appellate court. Minnesota law requires submission to a blood, breath or urine test upon the lawful arrest of an intoxicated driver or for an intoxicated person involved in an injury accident, to determine blood alcohol content (BAC) under the …

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