Minnesota officials debate on whether or not sentences for cases involving drugs need a change from current standards. Overcrowding and the national debate on lengthy sentences for drug offenders have prompted Minnesota to take a look at its guidelines and whether a revision is necessary. Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers are keeping watch on the proposed changes. The …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Lowering Sentences for Drug-Related Offenses"
On December 11, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to the Minnesota law that makes it a crime for a DWI suspect to refuse to take a breath test. The State’s DWI Test Refusal Law imposes a three-year mandatory prison term on persons who refuse to give a breath test when stopped …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer discusses the Supreme Court’s Agreement to Review Minnesota’s DWI Test Refusal Law"
Let’s face it. When you are charged with a crime, there is a lot of anxiety about how your case will turn out. You are innocent until proven guilty, and you have a right to a good defense and a day in court. That’s why it is important after your arrest to begin building a relationship with a Minneapolis …Continue reading "Keeping Your Positive Outlook With a Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer"
Many states are evolving their stances when it comes to marijuana, and medical marijuana legislation was accepted in Minnesota fairly recently. However, Minnesota residents could still face legal trouble when caught with this drug. Possessing enough marijuana could result in a felony charge while getting in an accident while under the influence of cannabis might …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney On Marijuana and Driving"
The holidays are obviously meant to be a festive time but for Minnesota’s revelers, celebrations should also be tempered with a great deal of caution. Why the increase in caution? Earlier this year, changes were made to the state’s DWI/DUI laws that could very well catch holiday celebrants unaware. The Star Tribune briefly covered the …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Attorney Wishes to Remind Revelers of Recent Changes"
While Minnesota has stiff penalties and possible jail time as punishment for assault cases, they are even more severe if the assault has been perpetrated on certain employees or certain groups. (Simple assault is the infliction of bodily harm or injury, attempting to inflict bodily harm or injury, or acting in a manner that threatens …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Gross Misdemeanor Assaults"
In general, assault refers to actions designed to inflict bodily injury or death, or to provoke fear of bodily injury or death. In Minnesota, these have separate penalties if they are against any individual or if they have against individuals in conjunction with prior convictions for domestic violence. Below, a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney discusses …Continue reading "A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses Assault and Assault in Domestic Violence Cases"
A Minneapolis DWI Attorney wants to let drivers know of a recent article indicating increased DWI enforcement in Minnesota. Between now and January 2nd over 300 law enforcement agencies will be earning overtime in an effort to pull over non-sober drivers. The increased law enforcement is being conducted as an attempt to reduce the number of traffic fatalities which …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Attorney Discusses Holiday DWIs"
In Minnesota, penalties for driving while intoxicated (DWI) by alcohol are severe. They can include fines (as high as $1,000 for a first offense) and a jail sentence (as high as up to 90 days for a first offense). Your license may also be suspended for as much as 90 days. In addition, an ignition …Continue reading "A Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Explains Mitigating Factors"
If you are stopped while driving a vehicle and are found to be without a license, you have will be charged with driving without a license. Here are four facts a Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer wants you to know about this charge. First, the penalties depend upon the situation. If you are stopped and do …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Driving Without a License"