A chance encounter and clash of tempers that resulted in a homicide has concluded with the sentencing of a St Paul man to a life term in prison. The victim, Jeffery Elling, and his girlfriend were nearly struck by a car while out for a walk early last autumn. The near-miss led to a shoving …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Says Keep Your Composure"
Last week a criminal complaint was filed in Meeker County in a case related to a woman earlier this year being assaulted at her Grove City home. The defendant faces first-degree burglary and assault charges in Meeker County District Court, along with one felony count of making terroristic threats. According to the local newspaper, the …Continue reading "Get Good Help When Facing Criminal Charges"
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney: How to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Abuse Domestic abuse remains a serious problem in our culture. That said, many of the laws which seek to adjudicate the problem are new, and many are so broadly written as to facilitate a spate of false allegations of abuse. False allegations of abuse …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney: How to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Abuse"
With its proximity to the University of Minnesota campus, the neighborhood of Dinkytown has a wide variety of businesses catering to a mixed population of students and local residents. Businesses have long ejected unruly patrons and have also called the police to report alleged criminal offenses, including shop-lifting, public fighting and aggressive panhandling. Recently, the …Continue reading "Issues Surrounding a Possible Trespassing Policy in Dinkytown"
In Minnesota, domestic violence changes are quite serious. They pertain to any persons who commits violence against a family member or and other specified person(s). Other specifies persons can include a roommate or former roommate, significant other, people who have dated, those that have children together. If an individual has injured one of these persons …Continue reading "A Closer Look at Minnesota Domestic Violence Laws"
When a person overdoses on drugs who is to blame – that individual for taking the drugs, or the person who supplied them? This isn’t just a hypothetical. Recently, a Ham Lake man was charged with third-degree murder for allegedly supplying the drugs that a woman used in a fatal overdose. According to the Minneapolis …Continue reading "Ham Lake Man Accused Of Third-Degree Murder"
After a woman died in a house fire at the end of 2013, local news outlets reported that her boyfriend was taken into custody. Along with arson, the charges he’s currently facing include second-degree intentional murder and second-degree unintentional murder while committing a felony. The death is tragic, and now it’s up to the state …Continue reading "The Meaning of Second Degree Murder Charges"