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Narcotics Dog Sniff and the Drug Package Profile

Does your package fit the drug package profile? If so, there may be reasonable, articulable suspicion for the police to conduct a narcotics dog sniff. If the dog alerts to your package, probable cause will be established for the issuance of a search warrant. The United States Constitution and the Minnesota Constitution protect all citizens [...]

By | December 7th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Narcotics Dog Sniff and the Drug Package Profile

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

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

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

Minneapolis Strangulation Attorney

The crime of domestic assault by strangulation is a serious felony level offense in Minnesota. Strangulation means "intentionally impeding normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of another." See Minnesota Statutes Section 609.2247. Strangulation can occur in three ways: (1) manual [...]

By | January 26th, 2013|Blog|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