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Felony Domestic Strangulation Assault in Minnesota

Minnesota has been cracking down on strangulation cases because they are so often associated with long-term abuse. The law is very clear about defining domestic strangulation and making sure there are strict penalties if convicted. Strangulation can occur with bare hands or using tools, and it has the potential to cause a victim’s death. Domestic… Read more »

Accused of Theft in Minneapolis?

If you or a loved one have been accused of theft in or around the Minneapolis area, it can be a truly devastating experience. The consequences can be severe, including prison time and/or costly fines, and can have a lasting impact on your future. No matter how trying this experience may be, there is one… Read more »

Your Rights After Expungement – Who Can See Your Records

Expungement is sometimes referred to as expunction, or “setting aside” a criminal conviction. The court-ordered process of expungement “seals” the legal record of a criminal conviction or an arrest, thus “erasing” it, generally speaking. This procedure varies by state and county – individual states, such as NY, do not allow expungement of a criminal conviction. Your… Read more »

Marijuana Drug Crimes: A Confusing Case For States

In contemporary times, the use of marijuana is shrouded in mystery as federal and state laws remain in conflict. Drug laws in the United States have been the subject of everything from medical research to taxable goods to societal ills. Did you know that from 1960-1962, the Harvard Psilocybin Project existed and tested psilocybin on study participants?… Read more »

What Is the Open Bottle Law in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, not only it is against the law to consume alcohol while driving on public roads, but it is also illegal to possess an open bottle. How does the law define an open bottle? Who will face charges in the event of an open bottle violation? Read on to find answers to these and… Read more »

DANCO Domestic Abuse No Contact Order Minnesota

In the U.S., domestic abuse became a crime only in the 1970s. In most U.S. jurisdictions, domestic abuse statutes were first differentiated from the general laws of assault, referring to intimate violence or partner abuse. In 85 percent of domestic abuse cases, the violence is between intimate partners. The victim is almost always a woman… Read more »

What Skills are Necessary for a Good DWI Lawyer in Minneapolis?

If you are facing charges for a DWI arrest, you need an attorney. But you may be wondering what you should be looking for in a lawyer to help you with this particular crime. That’s extremely wise of you because all lawyers are not the same. Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney, Judith A. Samson has been… Read more »

How Minnesota Views White Collar & Theft Charges

Minnesota has seen an increase in white collar crimes over the last decade which is likely due to the recession some years back. Criminal charges are often in the face of white collar executives and those that are highly respected in their field. Recent editorials in the Minnesota Daily have called for longer sentences and… Read more »

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STATE V. O.S.

County: Scott

Type of Charge: 3rd DWI

Priors: 1 prior

Final Deposition: Plead to a 4th degree DWI

Sentence Imposed: No jail

STATE V. M.S.

County: Dakota

Type of Charge: Harassment Order

Priors: None

Final Deposition: Dismissed

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STATE V. L.N.

County: Hennepin

Type of Charge: Solicitation of Prostitute

Priors: 1 prior

Final Deposition: Stay of imposition vacate and dismiss

Sentence Imposed: No jail

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