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When Can Police Walk a Narcotics Detection Dog Down the Hallway?

        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   against unreasonable searches and seizures by the police. Evidence obtained as the result of an illegal search [...]

By | November 5th, 2020|Drugs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Defense in a MN DWI Case

        If your criminal defense attorney is  able to suppress the use of the blood, breath or urine test results  in your Minnesota DWI case, you will have found the key to winning your case. The use of a chemical test result by the prosecution is critical to a successful DWI prosecution. [...]

By | November 5th, 2020|DWI, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Can I be Charged with Fleeing a Police 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 is being  pursued by a police officer.  The case normally begins by the officer attempting to execute a stop for  a traffic violation, [...]

By | November 5th, 2020|Fleeing Police|0 Comments

When Can Police Conduct a Pat Frisk?

        Before the police can conduct a pat frisk, there must first be a lawful investigative stop. Police are allowed to temporarily detain a person or stop a car when there is reasonable suspicion that a crime has been or is being committed. The standard is less than the probable cause required for an [...]

By | November 5th, 2020|Arrests|0 Comments

Minnesota Robbery Defense Lawyer

        One of the  central issues for the jury to decide in every robbery case  is  the identification of the suspect. The state will need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is the person who in fact committed the robbery.  A conviction will not stand if it is based on inaccurate testimony.     [...]

By | November 5th, 2020|Robbery|0 Comments

What to Do when the Feds Attempt to Seize and Forfeit Your Cash?

Let's say you are at the Minneapolis airport and happen to be carrying $50,000.00 in cash in your backpack. The cash does not represent proceeds from any criminal activity. Instead, you are a hardworking American citizen who  dutifully saved the cash from the profits made running a small business.  Your plan is fly to California and use the cash [...]

By | November 5th, 2020|Forfeiture|0 Comments

When Can Police Freeze a Suspected Drug House to Get a Search Warrant?

        Officers who conduct a lawful arrest may   freeze a suspected drug house  while obtaining a  search warrant.  Officers must have  probable cause to believe that evidence of criminal activity may be found on the premises. When officers freeze a drug house, all occupants  will be required to stay and will be detained   while other officers  engage in the process [...]

By | November 5th, 2020|Search Warrants|0 Comments

Mpls. Police Use a Drug Dealer’s Cell Phone to Track Him Home

In a recent Minneapolis narcotics investigation,  officers used a cell phone locator tool to track a drug dealer to his residence. A confidential informant provided police officers with information that a suspect known as "Dennis" was dealing large amounts of powdered and crack cocaine in North Minneapolis. The informant supplied officers with the suspect's cell phone [...]

By | November 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments