18
Jan

Confidential Informant's Identity May Be Disclosed

Often, the State relies upon snitches (or, more politically correct – a confidential informant (“CI”)) to prove their case against a defendant. You see this often in drug cases. The State values this ‘insider’ informatio…
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15
Jan

Malicious Punishment of a Child - Hard to Define Even By Courts

The crime of Malicious Punishment of a Child in Minnesota is vaguely defined by the statute: A parent, legal guardian, or caretaker who, by an intentional act or a series of intentional acts with respect to a child, evidences unreasonable force or cr…
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8
Jan

Contempt of Court is Often Overcharged

Contempt of Court is often associated with civil cases, such as when a subpoenaed party doesn’t appear or a judgment debtor doesn’t pay a judgment. In such situations, a Court has the power to hold the offending party in contempt and actu…
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