In Minnesota, as in every state, it is illegal to possess and/or disseminate child pornography. Criminal charges are commonly levied against individuals believed to have acquired and/or distributed images (to other adults or children) of minors involved or appearing to be involved in sexual acts. Those convicted of sex crimes face possible prison terms and …Continue reading "Possession and Dissemination of Child Pornography Charges"
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It is one of the most harrowing events that can happen to a person. When accused of committing a crime against a child, especially a sex crime, you risk much. Ramifications can include a prison sentence, destroyed reputation in the community, placement on the sex offender list (possibly for life), loss of your job and …Continue reading "What You Should Do When Accused of a Sex Crime or Child Molestation"
Understanding Minnesota law when it involves sex crimes is important if you are ever charged. It is also important to understand the possible consequences you face. Regardless of the charges, everyone deserves equal representation under the law. It doesn’t matter if the charges include aggravated sexual assault, internet sex crimes, sexual assault, or sexual misconduct. …Continue reading "Sex Crimes: Understanding Minnesota Laws and Penalties"
In late December, a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the state cannot criminally drivers who refuse to submit to a warrantless urine test. This ruling came on the heels of a decision earlier in the year which ruled that the state could not prosecute drivers who refused to submit to blood tests. Minnesota is …Continue reading "A Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Discusses Why the State’s Laws Are Making National News"
There has been some recent news unfolding in Minneapolis. The Washington Post recently reported that a police sergeant in St. Paul has been suspended for instigating violence online. On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday he appealed to the public to run over “Black Lives Matter” participants in the Peace March. The officer reportedly took …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses Recent News"
Networking, building relationships and helping colleagues or business partners is a part of any career, but Minneapolis residents might need to know about certain lines that cannot legally be crossed. Bribery is a white-collar crime that may involve the exchange of something of value to get a specific action from a person with legal or …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Bribery"
Motorists in states like Minnesota are sometimes put in difficult positions when suspected of driving while intoxicated. Even those who are sober may not want to consent to a test when an officer does not have a warrant, but refusing a breath test can lead to a license suspension whether one has been drinking or …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Discusses Breath Testing And Its Future"
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) report “The 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers” indicates that, over the past 7 years, rates of drugged driving are climbing even as driving while impaired by alcohol is declining. The result is that drugged driving is as potentially dangerous to the public …Continue reading "A Minneapolis DWI Attorney Explains the Relationship of DWIs and DUIDs"
If you or someone you love is arrested and charged with a crime, it’s important to get the help of a qualified criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. There can be serious consequences for most criminal charges and you need someone to begin helping you right away. Minneapolis defense attorneys can work in a …Continue reading "What to Look for in a Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer"
In Minnesota, if an officer arrests you for driving a vehicle or a boat, the implied consent law makes it a crime to refuse a test to establish your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), a test of intoxication. Given that, what are the penalties and advisability of refusing to take the test? The penalty for refusing …Continue reading "A Minneapolis DWI Attorney Discusses Penalties for Refusal to Take a Test for DWI"