The Use of Force to Defend against a Home Invasion

When can I use force to defend myself against a home invasion? Under Minnesota law, you are allowed to use a reasonable amount of force to defend yourself from an assault. The law allows the use force in self-defense during a home invasion when (1) you have not been aggressive toward or provoked the other [...]

By | November 8th, 2013|Blog|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 ...

By | September 21st, 2013|Blog|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 standar...

By | August 30th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

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) [...]

By | July 30th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | July 20th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments