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Why Do I Need A St. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you are charged with a crime in St. Paul, MN you may be asking yourself if you need a criminal defense lawyer. In reality most people risking jail or prison sentences need to be represented. Here are some reasons you need a good St. Paul criminal defense lawyer if you have been charged with… Read more »

Will A DWI Affect My Ability To Drive A Boat, Snowmobile, or ATV?

When it comes to driving while under the influence, the laws have recently changed. Starting August first of last year, Minnesota made a new law that was named after little Alan, a young boy who died because someone was driving their snowmobile under the influence of alcohol. Then, the truth came out. The driver couldn’t drive… Read more »

Fentanyl Charges & Drug Crime Defense Minnesota

According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) synthetic opioid deaths increased by 74 percent from 2016 to 2017. This is largely related to a surge in fentanyl use, as 91% of all fatalities involved fentanyl. If fentanyl use is up, so are arrests for it. If you or a loved one has been charged, here are a… Read more »

Trial of former Mpls. Police officer Mohamed Noor begins

Source: Kare 11 The former Minneapolis police officer didn’t answer questions about whether he would take in the stand in the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Justine Damond. Author: Lou Raguse, Associated Press Published: 12:43 PM CDT March 31, 2019 Updated: 10:54 AM CDT April 1, 2019 MINNEAPOLIS — The jury selection process began Monday in the high-profile murder… Read more »

Liability When A Dog Attacks You While Out Running

For many, going out for a jog can be a great hobby as well as a way to get in that crucial daily dose of fitness. It is a healthy way to deal with stress and can leave you feeling great. However, like any activity that puts you out in the world, it also puts… Read more »

9 Tips for Finding the Best St. Paul Criminal Lawyer

Whether you are charged with DWI, theft or some other crime, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to work on your behalf. The number of criminal lawyers in St. Paul can feel overwhelming. How do you know which lawyer is right for you? How do you decide who you should trust with your case… Read more »

What Constitutes Drug Paraphernalia in Minnesota?

Section 152.09 of the 2018 Minnesota Statutes makes it a petty misdemeanor to possess drug paraphernalia. However, when it comes to drug paraphernalia, it isn’t always easy to determine what qualifies and what doesn’t. Police officers do employ some common tactics-here are a few things they might look for. Definition of Drug Paraphernalia Federal law goes a… Read more »

Big Changes Coming to Minnesota Criminal Sexual Conduct Laws

On January 28th, a three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals expanded on the existing criminal sexual conduct law. The change addressed what constitutes a “substantial step” toward committing the crime. Specifically, the use of social media and electronic communications were considered as cause for change to the current laws. The law defines a “substantial step” as follows: A… Read more »

How to Make It Through a Minnesota DUI Suspension and Get Your License Back

Wait 6 Months The first step in any journey back to your driving life is the six months it will take for your probation to expire. During this time, you’re going to need alternate forms of transportation and to rely on friends and family to help with specific errands. Depending on where you live, you… Read more »

Minors Accused of Sex Crimes Against Children

Minnesota Sex Crimes Lawyer The stereotypical picture of someone charged with a sexual crime is that of the “dirty old man” who lurks around corners or in a dark alley ready to assault the innocent. Reality is often quite different. The United States Department of Justice reports that minors commit more than one third of… Read more »