The Role of the Confidential Informant in a Controlled Drug Buy

The informant plays a valuable role in a successful Minnesota drug bust. The informant could be a first time citizen informant with no criminal history performing his civic duty. This type of informant is presumed by the courts to be reliable. The informant could be a confidential informant known as a CI who has connections to the criminal underworld. This [...]

By | March 29th, 2015|Blog, Entrapment, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Police Serve a Void Search Warrant

  I recently represented a client who was charged in Anoka County District Court with 5th Degree Controlled Substance crime. Police officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence eleven days after the warrant was issued by the court. Officers located a felony amount of marijuana in his bedroom. The law in Minnesota regarding [...]

By | January 16th, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Computer Search Warrants in Minnesota

Let's say that as a part of an ongoing investigation into suspected drug dealing, the police have obtained a search warrant for your computer. The search warrant gives the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension permission to search your computer for "photographs, internet searches, communications including but not limited to emails, videos, stored data, and any [...]

By | January 7th, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 your drugs from and who else you may know that sells drugs. They want the big fish, not the small time dealer. Soon after your arrest, an investigator will come  [...]

By | January 30th, 2013|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | January 24th, 2013|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments