31
Jan

How Do I Handle a Warrant for My Arrest in Minnesota?

Warrants for an arrest can happen for a few reasons – missed court appearances, late or non-payments of fines, costs, or child support, and after being charged with a crime (a Ramsey County specialty). If this applies to you, the common questio…
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11
Jan

Self Defense - Applies to Any Offense Against a Defendant

Self-defense is one of the common affirmative defenses raised in the criminal justice system. As previously discussed in this blog, it permits a defendant to use force in order to prevent harm against them. That is typically how it is thought of R…
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4
Nov

Victim Cooperation is Critical to Proving Domestic Assault

One of the most critical considerations of a domestic assault or general assault case is victim cooperation. Will the victim cooperate (i.e. testify trial) or is the victim expected to no-show. While being subpoenaed by a court requires the victim to…
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26
Oct

Odor of Marijuana May Not Justify a Vehicle Search - Under Certain Circumstances

As the world slowly but surely progresses to an era when marijuana will be legalized by every State, the courts are lagging behind, as usual. The courts have always been slow in responding to the evolution of things, such as trying to figure out the…
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25
Sep

What is constructive possession of drugs?

Drug possession – even marijuana (for now) – is still a very serious crime in Minnesota, with most being felony level offenses. There are two types of possession that the State can pursue when charging you with a drug possession crime: ac…
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19
Sep

Defending False Allegations of Sexual Assault

Over the last several years, the #MeToo campaign has empowered and supported women to bring to light sexual assault claims that had been previously unreported. While this is a noble and good campaign, like anything, there is an ugly side of it too &#…
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15
Jul

Fleeing Police in a Vehicle - License Revocation Consequences

Fleeing police in a vehicle is a felony offense, with varying levels of severity based upon the circumstances and result of the fleeing conduct. Possible prison, significant fines, and restitution are all serious consequences that are the primary foc…
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14
Jul

Dan Adkins Consulted for News Story On Age of Consent in Minnesota

Managing partner, Dan Adkins, was recently interviewed by a local news station about Minnesota’s Age of Consent in relation to an interesting incident involving a local hockey coach. Long story short, the coach was caught up in a sting operatio…
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30
Jun

Indecent Exposure Charges Must Be for Volitional Acts

Indecent exposure charges include serious allegations that require an attorney that is familiar with the nuances of the law. An area that can be utilized for a successful defense strategy – both in raising it as a valid defense and in leveragin…
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29
Apr

Deferred Prosecution for Veterans - Criminal Defense

The term “justice-involved veterans” describes former service members who are on the wrong side of a criminal investigation or criminal charges. Often, a criminal proceeding against a veteran has underlying connections to some sort of service-rel…
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