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The Minnesota Firearm Enhancement Statute

The Minnesota  firearm-enhancement statute applies to convictions for certain types of criminal offenses where a person had in possession or used a firearm at the time of the offense. The firearm-enhancement statute   requires  a person to  serve a minimum term of imprisonment of not less than 3 years.  The statute applies to   the following criminal offenses: (1) murder; (2) assault; (3) burglary; (4) kidnapping; (5) false imprisonment; (6) manslaughter; (7) robbery; (8) criminal sexual conduct; and (9) controlled substance [...]

July 30th, 2013|

When Can I Be Charged with Terroristic Threats?

Whoever threatens to commit a crime of violence with the intent to terrorize another person may be convicted of a felony. The state is required to prove that a person had the specific intent to terrorize another person. For example, if a person says,  "I am going to poison you to death" this sounds like a threat to commit homicide. On closer examination, this may not be the case. The person who made the statement may have [...]

July 29th, 2013|

Minneapolis Prostitution Defense Attorney

It's a misdemeanor crime in Minnesota for a "prostitute" to intentionally engage in prostitution.  A prostitute is defined as an individual who engages in prostitution by being hired, offering to be hired, or agreeing to being hired  by another individual to engage in sexual penetration or sexual contact.   The crime of prostitution essentially means agreeing  to engage in sex for hire. How do the police catch  prostitutes and how can a prostitution defense attorney help? An  officer will typically  be dressed [...]

July 20th, 2013|

The Best Defense in a Minnesota 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 c...

July 10th, 2013|

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 ...

June 6th, 2013|

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 ...

June 6th, 2013|

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...

May 22nd, 2013|

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...

May 22nd, 2013|

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...

May 22nd, 2013|

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...

May 4th, 2013|

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...

April 24th, 2013|

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...

April 24th, 2013|

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 ...

April 14th, 2013|

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...

March 30th, 2013|

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