29
Oct

Traveling to Canada After a DWI

Among the several collateral consequences that come from a DWI, one of the more surprising ones – and one that often doesn’t become an issue until it’s too late – is that a DWI conviction can bar entry into Canada. Whenever you travel to Cana…
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26
Oct

Minnesota Sex Offender Registration Length

Sex offense registration (a.k.a. predatory offender registration) is required under a variety of circumstances outlined in Minn. Stat. 243.166, subd. 1b. Typically, it follows these convictions: Murder while committing a sex crime; Kidnapping; Crimin…
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22
Oct

You Can Avoid Having a Speeding Violation End Up On Your Record

As has been previously discussed in this blog, keeping your driving record clean is extremely important so as to avoid collateral consequences such as an increase in insurance premiums and risking losing your license. There are a number of ways you m…
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15
Oct

Temporary Reinstatement of Driving Privileges Following a DWI

One of the most impactful collateral consequences following a DWI happens almost immediately – your driver’s license is revoked seven days later for a lengthy period of time. This happens administratively, meaning it’s automatic and without jud…
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5
Oct

Cameras are Coming to a Courtroom Near You

Starting November 2015, cameras will be permitted in court during criminal proceedings. To begin with (this is only a pilot project to start), cameras will be allowed into the courtroom during sentencing hearings essentially – i.e. after a guil…
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1
Oct

A BB Gun is a Firearm... Somehow...

Hey there ho there, average happy Minnesota citizen. You are blissfully unaware of the pronouncements of your nearest Court of Appeals 3-person panel of judges, because… well, you are wise, and have a happy full life, and it’s only nerds…
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