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 …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys Help Overcome Manslaughter Charges"
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) …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Lawyers Understand Defenses for Vehicular Homicide"
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 …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyers Know When You’re Not Liable for Another’s Crimes"
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 …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Understands Fourth Amendment Protections"
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 …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys Understand Minnesota Burglary Statutes"
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 …Continue reading "Breathalyzer Calibration as Key to DWI Evidence"
If you have a teenager that was arrested for a crime, they need to go to juvenile court. If this happens, it is recommended that you contact a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney. Here is more information about the court process for juveniles so you can be fully prepared for their first court appearance. Who is …Continue reading "What You Should Know About Juvenile Court"