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When Can Police Enter Your Home Without a Warrant?

Police may only enter your home without a warrant if you give them consent to enter or when they have probable cause to believe a crime has been committed and exigent circumstances exist.The Fourth Amendment protects all citizens against unreasonable searches by the government of "persons, houses, papers and effects." The presence of exigent circumstances [...]

By | May 25th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Restore Your Gun Rights Now

If you have been convicted of a crime of violence, Minnesota law prohibits you from shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving a firearm. This law has a devastating effect on the rights of all Minnesota hunters who have made a mistake at some point in their past but have since become law abiding citizens. A crime [...]

By | March 15th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Felon in Possession of a Firearm

It's a crime in Minnesota for a person convicted of a felony to possess a firearm. See Minn. Stat. Sec. 624.713. Before the state can obtain a conviction, it will need to prove the defendant is a person who is ineligible to possess a firearm. An experienced criminal defense attorney will advise his client to [...]

By | March 8th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

The Use of an Entrapment Defense in a Controlled Buy Drug Case

In order  to assert an entrapment defense in a controlled buy case, a defendant must show by a fair preponderance of the evidence that the government induced the commission of the crime. Inducement by the government requires more than  merely providing a person with an opportunity to sell drugs. Soliciting a person to commit a crime in not government [...]

By | February 17th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

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|Blog|0 Comments