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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 »

The Shocking Truth Behind False Domestic Assault Claims

There is no doubt that domestic violence is a horrific problem. But there is more to the problem than most people think. The justice system has come to believe accusations without all the facts. Part of the reason for this is because true victims should never feel afraid to speak up and seek justice. While… Read more »

If I Have A DWI, Am I Eligible to Enter Canada?

In Minnesota, any DWI conviction comes with serious and surprisingly far-reaching consequences. However, one of the most surprising effects a DWI conviction can have is its ability to allow you to visit our friendly neighbor to the north. While hopping right over the border to Canada can be a fun vacation for many Minnesotans, if… Read more »

How Important is the Sobriety Test?

The police use some quick tests in the field to establish probable cause for arrests when they suspect someone is driving impaired. People generally assume these tests are accurate. However, experimental research has shown that they have limited accuracy, although the accuracy improves if all the tests are correctly administered together. Field Tests of Sobriety…. Read more »

When You Are In Need Of A Criminal Defense Lawyer In Edina, MN

Arrested In Edina? Contact Judith Samson Today Edina, Minnesota is “reputed to be one of the most affluent Twin City Suburbs”, according to the Star Tribune. With a population of 51,958 in 2017, it has an average total crime rate with a violent crime rate well below average. But like most growing cities, it is not… Read more »

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Case Results


County: Scott

Type of Charge: 3rd DWI

Priors: 1 prior

Final Deposition: Plead to a 4th degree DWI

Sentence Imposed: No jail


County: Dakota

Type of Charge: Harassment Order

Priors: None

Final Deposition: Dismissed

Sentence Imposed:


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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