In 2015, there were 95 fatalities caused by drunk driving accidents in Minnesota, an increase from the previous two years, accounting for 23 percent of all traffic fatalities in the state. While death and injury are by far the most tragic results of driving while impaired, they are not the only repercussions. Thankfully, arrests made for …Continue reading "Facing DWI Charges in Minnesota"
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If you live in Minnesota and you or a member of your family is facing sex crimes (aka: Criminal Sexual Conduct, Possession of Child Pornography, Rape, Sexual Misconduct) charges, it is imperative that you get a basic understanding of Minnesota Sex Crimes laws. This content is designed to help you get a basic overview regarding …Continue reading "Here Is What You Need To Know If You Have Been Accused Of Sex Crimes In Minnesota"
In Part 1 we already talked about reasonable suspicion in regards to drunk driving. Reasonable suspicion refers to the reason an officer has for believing a motorist may be intoxicated. This is what lets the officer investigate further. After reasonable suspicion is probable cause. Probable cause is the sum of evidence that gives law enforcement …Continue reading "Probable Cause for DUI in Minnesota: Part 2"
Minnesota is one state that deems DUI checkpoints unconstitutional, but police officers can still pull over drivers who they suspect are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Here is what you need to know about reasonable suspicion. When an officer sees possible evidence of a crime, they can pull over a motorist and talk …Continue reading "DUI Reasonable Suspicion in Minnesota: PART 1"
If you’ve read the news in Minnesota this year, the words sexual misconduct have featured fairly prominently in some major headlines. Whether it was the allegations against senator Al Franken, or the news that two lawmakers are resigning their posts, this term just keeps coming up. But what is sexual misconduct, really? It sounds pretty vague, …Continue reading "Sex Crimes: What is Sexual Misconduct in Minnesota?"
When charged with a DWI/DUI offense, one has many options available. Possible courses of action include pleading guilty, plea bargaining or fighting charges. When evidence like a breath or blood test exists, many people think they have no choice but to plead guilty. However, this is not the case. Many defenses exist that those in …Continue reading "DWI Defenses"
Imagine this. You’re at a party with some friends, having a night out, when someone catches you’re eye. They’re good-looking, vibrant, and you can’t take your eyes off them. They see you looking, and come over to say hello. One thing leads to another, and you find yourself in a private room with them. The …Continue reading "Sex Crimes: Age of Consent, and Sex With A Minor, in Minnesota"
Your primary role as an educator is to impart knowledge and guide students in their learning. For the most part, the close relationships you form with children in your classes is mutually beneficial and fulfilling. There are, however, risks involved when you teach minors. One of the most serious things that can happen to you …Continue reading "What to Do if You are Accused of Molesting a Student"
Of course, rape and sexual assault are illegal in most states, Minnesota is no exception. Minnesota does not refer to these crimes as rape and assault. Instead, the legal term is “criminal sexual conduct.” There are five levels of criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota. These five levels change based on the age of the person …Continue reading "Are You Accused Of Rape And Sexual Assault In Minnesota? Here Is What You Need To Know"
Being accused of a sex crime, particularly one involving a child, can irrevocably damage your reputation and, perhaps more important, place you in substantial legal jeopardy. The experience is embarrassing, overwhelming and frightening—but you can’t let it intimidate you, or prevent you from seeking the legal assistance you need to fight back and protect your …Continue reading "Minnesota Laws on Criminal Sexual Conduct"