While all criminal offenders are concerned about the length of jail time and monetary penalties, many first time offenders are unaware of the collateral consequences that come with felony convictions. Minnesota Statute calls them collateral sanctions–penalties, disabilities or disadvantages imposed automatically when an individual is convicted of a crime. These restrictions occur automatically, even if …Continue reading "Collateral Consequences of Felony Convictions in Minnesota"
Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys understand that, sometimes–according to Minnesota’s “immunity from prosecution” statute–a witness to a criminal act may be commanded “by the chief judge of the district or a judge of the court in which the proceeding(case) is pending” to “answer questions or produce evidence” that would make this witness appear to have been involved (incriminated) in …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys Understand “Immunity From Prosecution”"
Being arrested at any age is scary, however being arrested as a juvenile is downright devastating. A juvenile charge, whether a misdemeanor or felony, establishes a foundation upon which a juvenile’s reputation and future may be set, depending on the outcome. Society is quick to label juveniles as troublemakers and being charged with a crime …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney: Juveniles, Crimes, and Their Rights"
Seeing the flashing lights of a law enforcement vehicle behind you is a stressful experience in the best of circumstances. If you have been drinking, those lights might instill fear. It is important for anyone who is facing drunk driving charges in Minnesota to understand some basic facts about how blood-alcohol concentration affects your case. …Continue reading "Why do I need a Minneapolis DWI attorney?"
In headline after headline, we read about police brutality, racial tensions between African-American defendants and white police officers. A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer is a person who defends people accused of crimes whether they are guilty or not. Headlines or not, everyday people are arrested. Some are innocent, and others are guilty, but the job …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer — Why You Need a Good Lawyer"
Despite educational privacy rights, a Moorhead, Minnesota judge is ordering prosecutors to subpoena the school records of a teenage girl. The girl is embroiled in a bitter child pornography case. Two junior hockey players are facing child pornography charges. Thomas Ryan Carey from Moorhead and Branden Nicholas Smith from Castaic, CA are charged with making …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Keeping an Eye on Subpoena Order"
A Minneapolis criminal defense attorney well understands state statutes as they relate to “authorized” and “unauthorized” use of force. A person may lawfully use “reasonable force” towards another–“without the other’s consent”–in the following situations, or if the actor (person using force) truly believes the following situations exist.: 1) You are a “public officer”(police officer), or you are helping …Continue reading "A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Knows When Use of Force is Lawful"
If you’ve ever had so much as a civil traffic warning, you’re familiar with the awful sinking feeling that settles in your gut when those red and blue lights flash in your rearview mirror. When those lights appear after an evening at a party or enjoying time with friends at a bar and you …Continue reading "DWI – Do You Really Need an Attorney?"