1
Aug

Drug Crime Sentencing - New Laws Effective Today

Effective today – Aug. 1 – Minnesota’s drug laws received a much needed update for drug crime sentencing. An antiquated system more in tune with the failed “War on Drugs” from previous decades is finally abolished in fav…
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11
Jul

Riot and Unlawful Assembly

Now, more than ever, protests are becoming commonplace and necessary. As expected, law enforcement agencies are fighting back with the resources they have, including bringing charges against protesters. A couple of the more common charges protesters…
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7
Jul

SCOTUS Ruling - Gun Rights Are Lost Following Domestic Assault Convictions

The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled in Voisine v. United States that a reckless domestic assault is considered a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. This is significant because the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment bans firearm possessi…
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28
Jun

Indecent Exposure in Minnesota

Indecent Exposure is a serious crime, but the law on Indecent Exposure in Minnesota is vague and possibly overbroad. Similar acts may be considered both legal and illegal, depending on the circumstances. This is why it is critical to get an Indecent…
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24
Jun

RIP 4th Amendment - Part 1 - Utah v. Strieff Decision

In an era where the 2nd Amendment is untouchable, the 4th Amendment is nearing extinction due to two rulings this week by the U.S. Supreme Court. Before getting into the first decision – Utah v. Strieff – let’s remind ourselves of w…
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6
Jun

Theft of Motor Vehicle - Court of Appeals Decision

A person commits a theft of motor vehicle whenever that person “takes or drives a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner or an authorized agent of the owner, knowing or having reason to know that the owner or an authorized agent of the…
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26
May

Plate Impoundment - Spouse's Vehicle

A DWI in Minnesota brings many collateral consequences, such as a lengthy loss of license, potential vehicle forfeiture, and plate impoundment. If your vehicle is subject to a plate impoundment, that means you will be driving with ‘whiskey plat…
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1
Apr

Veterans Criminal Defense - Sentencing Issue

Veterans are treated like any other defendant in the criminal justice system. Still, the fact a person is currently or did serve in the armed forces matters greatly for plea negotiations. Often, this reality can lead to a more favorable outcome. And,…
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25
Mar

Legislature Seeking to Require Ignition Interlock for All DWI Offenders

Currently, the ignition interlock device is required for repeat offenders or a first-time offender when the alcohol concentration was twice the legal limit. The device is installed in the vehicle, which prevents it from being operated unless and unti…
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23
Mar

Stay of Imposition Expungement Update - Court of Appeals Decision

As has been discussed in this blog previously, the biggest ambiguity in the expungement law is how courts should interpret a stay of imposition expungement petition – specifically, is the conviction a felony as originally adjudicated or a misde…
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