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The Right To Refuse Probation in a Minnesota Criminal Case

Does a defendant  have the right to refuse probation? The answer is yes.   Often times the conditions of probation are more onerous to the defendant then serving out a jail or prison sentence. For example,&n...

By | April 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Right To Refuse Probation in a Minnesota Criminal Case

Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle Minnesota Law

What are the penalties in Minnesota for transporting marijuana in a motor vehicle? The answer depends on the weight of the marijuana and its location. If the police find a "small amount of marijuana" in the trunk of your car, the offense is only a pett...

By | March 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle Minnesota Law

MN Law on the Use at Trial of Defendant’s Prior Acts of Domestic Abuse

The prosecution is allowed to introduce into evidence at a criminal trial  prior acts of domestic abuse  committed by a defendant against a victim of domestic abuse or against any other family or household members. See https://...

By | March 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MN Law on the Use at Trial of Defendant’s Prior Acts of Domestic Abuse

Minnesota Law on Cell Phone Seizure without a Warrant

When can the police seize your cell phone without a warrant? This is a legitimate concern especially if  your cell phone contains incriminating information that can be used to prosecute you. The warrantless seizure of a cell phone is unr...

By | March 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Minnesota Law on Cell Phone Seizure without a Warrant

Should I Snitch for the Police after a Minneapolis Drug Bust?

Snitching for the police has always been dangerous business. Police are very interested in climbing up the drug dealer food chain. They want to know who you bought your  drugs from and who else you may know that sells drugs. They want the big fish...

By | January 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Should I Snitch for the Police after a Minneapolis Drug Bust?

Do Police Have to Inform You About an Arrest Warrant?

No, the police are not required to inform a criminal suspect about the existence of an outstanding warrant for his or her arrest. Prosecutors will usually request an arrest warrant when charging out a more serious case like aggravated assault or first degree controlled substance crime where the suspect poses a serious threat to public safety, or in situations where the accused has a prior history of not responding to a summons to appear in court.

If you or someone you know has an outstanding warrant for their arrest, please advise them to retain an experienced Minneapolis criminal defense attorney before they are arrested. Attorney Robert J. Shane has 29 years of successful criminal defense experience. For the “Best Defense” call him now at (612) 339-1024 or visit his website for more information on outstanding arrest warrants at www.criminallawyerminnesota.com.

By | January 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do Police Have to Inform You About an Arrest Warrant?

Can I Get a DWI While Parked in My Driveway?

Yes, this is what is called a physical control case. If you were under the influence of alcohol or tested above the legal limit, and in a position to start the engine and operate the vehicle, you can be charged and convicted of a DWI. It doesn't matt...

By | December 23rd, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can I Get a DWI While Parked in My Driveway?