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The Elements That Make Burglary and How to Fight Them

Minneapolis Burglary Defense Lawyer Theft is a broad term, and as such, the law has seen the need to separate it in specific parts. Burglary is one such part, defined as entering someone else’s property without permission and with the intent to steal. However, like any crime, in order to convict on a burglary charge,… Read more »

When Possession Becomes Intent to Distribute

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Minnesota takes drug crimes very seriously, and while recent years have seen the state loosen the restriction on the possession of some substances, the law is still the law. No matter what substance you have on you, if you have enough of it, an already pretty bad possession charge can become… Read more »

What to Do When Busted For Receiving Drugs in the Mail

You can get anything on the internet if you know where to look. From banned books to illegal weapons, they can be bought online. Unsurprisingly, you can also buy drugs online and a surprising amount of people already engage in the activity. This is an even more growing trend as marijuana becomes legal for recreation… Read more »

Little Alan’s Law: New DWI Law Takes Effect August 1, 2018

DWI: it’s always been a serious offense. In the state of Minnesota, it now holds more serious consequences than before. According to “Little Alan’s Law,” which went into effect on August 1, 2018, drivers who receive a DWI charge in the state of Minnesota will now face additional charges no matter what type of vehicle… Read more »

Defending People Accused of Cocaine Crimes in Minnesota

If you consider the types of crimes you could be accused of, cocaine possession and cocaine trafficking are not ones that Minnesota judges would look kindly on. We say this because the U.S. is committed to its War on Drugs as much now as it ever was. Unfortunately, people living in Minnesota can come up… Read more »

What Happens If You are the Defendant in a High-Profile Crime?

Over the last few decades, the public’s interest in crime as a form of entertainment has drastically increased. Where once the news would courteously keep most of the sordid and unpleasant details out of their print, the draw toward sensational journalism and the public’s interest in gore, tragedy, and trauma has led to a drastic… Read more »

Driving While Intoxicated in Minnesota

Getting charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or drunk driving can haunt you the rest of your days. Minnesota Is Very Serious about Drunk Driving.. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Minnesota has been handling it’s drunk driving problem relatively well (“Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving in Minnesota” (pdf)). An average of only 162… Read more »

What Qualifies as First Degree Assault in the State of Minnesota?

Sometimes situations get out of hand.  Everyone has a point at which they snap and stop being aware of how much energy or emotion they are experiencing, especially in dangerous situations. Many of these cases are personal interactions gone terribly wrong or circumstances where you felt you were being attacked by overwhelming forces. When a… Read more »

Five Ways to Support Your Spouse that has been Charged With a Crime

If your spouse has been charged with a crime, this can be a stressful time for you and your family. Working through pending charges, preparing for court, and dealing with a possible conviction can be stressful and emotional for your spouse, and something they might not be able to navigate on their own. Sometimes the… 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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