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When Can I Be Charged with Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle?

It's  a felony offense in Minnesota for a driver to flee or to attempt to flee a police officer who is lawfully discharging his official duties when the driver knows or  reasonably  should know that he ...

By | July 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When Can I Be Charged with Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle?

When Can the Police Walk a Narcotics-Detection Dog Down the Hallway of my Apartment Building?

Police are required to have a "reasonable, articulable suspicion" of drug-related activity before they will be allowed to walk a trained narcotics-detection dog down the hallway  of your apartment building. The Minnesota Constitution protects ...

By | June 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When Can the Police Walk a Narcotics-Detection Dog Down the Hallway of my Apartment Building?

Minnesota Tax Evasion Defense

Any person who willfully attempts to evade or to defeat a tax imposed by law is subject to criminal prosecution. A conviction for tax evasion under federal law is a felony offense and carries a fine of not more than $500,000.00 and ...

By | June 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Minnesota Tax Evasion Defense

Can Minor Be Forced to Take a Drug Test by the Police?

If you are a minor and are suspected of having taken a controlled substance, you have no legal obligation to submit to drug testing at the request of a police officer. The police are only interested in gathering evidence to use against you in a minor c...

By | May 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can Minor Be Forced to Take a Drug Test by the Police?

Minnesota Arrest Warrants

What should you do if you suspect there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest? You may be able to find out if a warrant has been issued for your arrest by searching online in the county where the crime occurred. Many police and sheriff's department...

By | May 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Minnesota Arrest Warrants

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Minnesota

It's a crime to drive a car in Minnesota when a person is under the influence of a controlled substance. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=169A.20. Marijuana is defined in Minnesota as a Schedule I controlled substance. The punishment for a convi...

By | May 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Minnesota

The Law of No-Knock Search Warrants in Minnesota

The police may obtain and execute a no-knock search warrant in Minnesota when they have reason to believe that the evidence inside a home or business may be destroyed if advance warning of the police entry was given to the occupants. A no-knock warrant...

By | April 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Law of No-Knock Search Warrants in Minnesota

Self-Defense and the Duty to Retreat in MN

Was the self-defense claim doomed in the  Clifford case when he failed to retreat  to avoid the conflict with Vander Lee? The  best defense  for Sgt. Clifford  would have been  to simply ...

By | April 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Self-Defense and the Duty to Retreat in MN