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I Was Charged With Minnesota Trespass Law. What Next?

Trespassing is the act of passing onto someone else’s property walking on, or living on private property after you have been warned not to enter or remaining on someone else’s property after you have been asked to leave. In most states, trespassing is classified as a misdemeanor. However, there are certain exceptions to trespassing laws, including… Read more »

Who Can See My Criminal Record When Expunged in Minnesota?

There are several reasons why you might have had your name in the criminal records. You might have been arrested but didn’t get to the courtroom. Or you may have committed a crime, and you took the punishment, or even, there could be a mistake on the record. In most cases, employers and schools do not look… Read more »

Minnesota Statutory Rape Laws: Ignorance of Age Is Not a Legal Defense

Sex crimes are extremely serious issues. When someone is accused and convicted of a sex crime, it will permanently affect their life. Understandably, juries and judges tend to be very harsh on sex crimes defendants during the sentencing process. Statutory rape brings about some seriously dark connotations. Just by containing the word “rape,” the term brings… Read more »

Can I Obtain A Limited License Or Work Permit In Minnesota After DWI?

Minnesota is very hard on drunk drivers. According to the DMV, a mere first conviction within a 10-year period can get a person’s license revoked for 90 days. That can be catastrophic for many people. Most of us need our cars to get to work or school, and our families depend on our being able to… Read more »

Domestic Abuse No Contact Orders (DANCO) in Minnesota

After certain criminal charges are filed, a judge may place a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order (DANCO) on the defendant. A DANCO dictates what type of contact the defendant may or may not have with the alleged victim. What is a DANCO? A DANCO is different from an Order of Protection (OFP). A DANCO will… Read more »

How Can I Find the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer to Handle My Case?

If you’ve been charged with a crime—whether it’s a DWI, domestic assault, debt collection, personal injury or criminal sexual conduct—you need a competent criminal defense. The right criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between a reduced plea bargain, outright dismissal of the charges against you and jail time. As FindLaw explains: “Being charged with a crime — whether… Read more »

What Is the Sex Offender Registry in Minnesota–and What Does It Mean to Be on It?

Minnesota takes crimes involving sexual conduct seriously and assigns stiff penalties for defendants who are convicted.  Criminal sexual conduct is classified according to the specific nature of the crime, as follows: “Minnesota law classifies the crime of criminal sexual conduct into five categories: first- through fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct, with first-degree carrying the most severe penalties and… Read more »

Assault in St. Paul: How Does It Work?

Even if you’ve never been mixed up with the law before, chances are you’ve heard the term assault before. For most people, though, it isn’t exactly clear what constitutes assault. It’s why a lot of people are surprised when they hear someone’s been charged with this particular offense. So what is assault? Assault in St…. Read more »

Can I Legally Refuse to Take a Sobriety Test in Minnesota?

If you are pulled over as a suspect for driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may be asked to do a series of tests, otherwise known as field sobriety tests. These tests are used to determine if you are truly intoxicated. They test your physical and cognitive function. Though most people think about walking in a… Read more »