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The Penalties for Theft in Minnesota

Minneapolis Theft Defense Lawyer While most people think of theft, they think about someone taking something that doesn’t belong to them. However, in Minnesota, there are other crimes that are considered theft. Falsifying medical claims, falsely representing yourself, and other crimes could get you a conviction of theft. So, what are the consequences? Your consequences… Read more »

Armed Robbery in Minnesota

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Judith Samson If you are facing charges of armed robbery, you may be wondering what that really means. You may also be curious about your future. So, what is armed robbery? Armed robbery involves three elements. First, you are being charged with theft, meaning that you are taking something that belongs… Read more »

Drug Crimes in Minnesota: The Status of Cannabis

Minneapolis Drug Crimes Lawyer Judith Samson While states like Colorado have already made recreational use of marijuana legal for their residents, other states are still evolving in their regulation of cannabis. Minnesota’s has only made cannabis legal for medical use. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, only patients who are legal residents and have… Read more »

Receiving Stolen Property in Minnesota

Charged With Receiving Stolen Property? Call Judith Samson Today! If you have been accused of receiving stolen property, you may be unsure about what that means. It doesn’t sound serious, but the truth is that it can be, especially in Minnesota. So, What Does It Really Mean? If you are charged with receiving stolen property,… Read more »

Suppressing Evidence as a Defense to Drug Charges

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Drug charges are tricky business. They have the tendency to pop up in your life when you least expect them. It could be police kicking in your door for a low-end distribution bust or even something as commonplace as a traffic stop can turn into a drug arrest if they find… Read more »

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 »

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STATE V. O.S.

County: Scott

Type of Charge: 3rd DWI

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Final Deposition: Plead to a 4th degree DWI

Sentence Imposed: No jail

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Type of Charge: Harassment Order

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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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