December 14, 2015

Men accused of shooting protesters appear in court as demonstrations continue

Pastors line up at City Hall and crowds gather outside Government Center as 4 suspects have bail hearing. By David Chanen and Erin Golden Star Tribune […]
December 14, 2015

Attorneys: Men charged in Minneapolis protester attack not racist

Attorneys for three men accused in a shooting that wounded five black men during a protest outside of a Minneapolis police precinct denied Tuesday that their […]
December 14, 2015

Can I Avoid Going to Court Appearances?

If you have an attorney, there are some circumstances where you can avoid going to court (and your attorney appears on your behalf). In almost all […]
December 14, 2015

How Long Can I Be Held in Jail?

If someone is arrested without a warrant, they must be charged or released after a certain period of time. The general rule is that the person […]
October 22, 2015

Warrant Needed to Offer Blood Test in DWI Cases

A Minnesota Court of Appeals case just came down addressing blood tests in DWI cases. In State v. Trahan, decided on October 13, 2015, the facts […]
April 30, 2015

Solicitation of a Child

Solicitation of a Child Charge Must Arise to the Level of Probable Cause When the Minnesota government charges a criminal defendant with Solicitation of a Child […]
March 31, 2015

Minnesota Criminal Sexual Conduct Case

Mistake of Age Defense in Minnesota Criminal Sexual Conduct Cases Under Minnesota criminal law, some criminal sexual conduct offenses allow the “mistake of age” defense, which […]
March 1, 2014

Technology in Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Trials

Criminal defense lawyers are constantly trying to find ways to keep a jury’s attention during trials. In our technologically-saturated world, criminal defense lawyers are not utilizing […]
February 13, 2014

“Possession” of Drugs Does not Mean Drugs in Your System

A driver can be charged with a DWI involving drugs. Minn. Stat. § 169A.20, subdiv. 1 states: Driving while impaired crime; motor vehicle. It is a […]