November 11, 2013

Brooks: The End of the Fourth Amendment as We Know It

On October 23, 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its ruling in State of Minnesota v. Brooks. This is the long-awaited decision that has partially determined […]
September 4, 2013

The Current State of Expungement Laws — Part III: Ban the Box Law

Beginning in January 2014, applying to private employers for people with a criminal history will change. Before now, this expungement law applied to public employers. The […]
August 29, 2013

The Current State of Expungement Laws —Part II: Inherent Authority Expungement

The only other way to get your records expunged is by requesting the court do so under its “inherent authority.” This way is not as beneficial […]
August 27, 2013

The Current State of Expungement Laws —Part I: Statutory Expungement

Having a criminal record can severely limit anyone’s ability to get a job or housing or financial assistance. Fortunately, there is a way to “erase” your […]
August 7, 2013

Sentencing: How Important Is This?

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. ~Abraham Lincoln The majority of cases make it to sentencing. The only ones that […]
May 31, 2013

Breath Tests in DWI Cases

If you are pulled over and suspected of drinking while driving, a couple things happen immediately. First, the officer will administer field sobriety tests. These can […]
May 7, 2013

DWI-DUI Law and Implied Consent

Because so many people have a DWI (or DUI) on their record, you may think the law is simple and easy to understand. It is also […]
April 16, 2013

Mother of Child Abduction Victim Eases up on Laws

We’ve all heard of the Jacob Wetterling case: young boy on his bike is taken by a stranger, never to be seen again. It’s a terribly […]
April 3, 2013

The Differing Roles of Criminal Law Attorneys

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against.” ~Malcolm X Criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors […]