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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 […]
February 13, 2014

McNeely / Brooks Update

Two cases have recently rocked the criminal law world. See here for information about McNeely and Brooks. For an example of these cases, see State v. […]
February 13, 2014

War on Drugs: Is It Worth It?

Our office has handled many drug cases. We’ve handled everything from simple possession of marijuana (sometimes a petty misdemeanor, sometimes a felony) to huge drug conspiracies. […]
November 26, 2013

Connection of Criminal Defense to . . . Part III: Personal Injury Law

Like other areas of law, criminal defense sometimes overlaps with other fields, such as personal injury. Many criminal charges may result in the alleged victim commencing […]
November 21, 2013

Connection of Criminal Defense to . . . Part II: Immigration Law

Like other areas of law, criminal defense sometimes overlaps with other fields, such as immigration law. Immigration law is a particularly difficult area of law because […]