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Criminal Defense
Plea Deal Handshake
How Will I Know If a Plea Deal Is Worth It? The most common way for a criminal case to end is through a plea bargain. Criminal trials where a jury declares the defendant innocent or guilty are the exception rather than the rule. If plea bargains are the likely result of criminal charges, it’s...
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Female Judge On The Bench In A Court Room. Getting Ready To Call Next Witness of Crime.
Testifying in Court Can Be Stressful—Here’s What to Expect As A Witness Taking the stand is not an everyday occurrence for most people. It can be nerve-racking to participate in such an unfamiliar and serious process. Criminal trials can have grave consequences and every participant can feel that weight on their shoulders.  How Likely Is...
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Gavel, Key, Handcuffs, Whiskey, Top View.
What You Need To Know About Minnesota Whiskey Plates  If you’ve spent much time driving in Minnesota, you may have noticed a few vehicles that have plain white license plates with black or blue lettering, and the first letter is always W. These are commonly known as “whiskey plates.” They are specially issued plates that...
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Drunk Driving Concept.
First DWI? Now What? In Minnesota, driving while impaired (DWI) means driving, operating, or controlling a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you’re pulled over and arrested for driving while impaired, you might be wondering what happens next. So let’s dive into the following steps, as well as the Minnesota...
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Reading Crime Description
Are You Charged With A Crime In Minnesota? In Minnesota, you cannot be infinitely held accountable for a crime. Prosecutors face a time limit, called a “statute of limitations” during which to bring charges against you. If they fail to do so, you cannot be charged with the crime. These limits reflect a desire to...
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Group Members Supporting Upset Woman Domestic Violence Victim
Is Domestic Violence Always Physical? In complicated relationships, situations can get out of hand easily. What starts as a small fight can escalate. Tempers can flare, and emotions can lead to acts of domestic violence. But where is the line, exactly? Does domestic violence have to be physical?  How the Law Defines Domestic Violence in...
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Driver with CDL Next to Semi
Will A DWI Affect My CDL? No one wants a DWI or DUI offense on their record. The consequences include embarrassment, fines, impoundment of your vehicle and its plates, jail time, and the revocation of your driver’s license. But if you are a commercial driver, cancellation of your CDL license due to a DWI is...
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Car Theft
Have You Been Charged With Car Theft? This past year, auto theft incidents have been reported at alarming rates all over the United States, including Minnesota. But there are many types of auto theft that you can be charged with. All carry serious consequences, despite the vast differences between them. The main thing all of...
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Alcohol being poured at holiday party
Alcohol Charges Are Serious Everyone has seen the cliched drunk Santa in movies (and maybe even in real life). However, public intoxication is no joke. It’s also legal In Minnesota. Yes, you read that correctly. You can’t be arrested for simply being drunk in public. But don’t take that as permission to get soused and...
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Judge Gavel On A Wooden Desk Law Books Background
Criminal law covers a wide range of illegal activity, including assault, kidnapping, theft, conspiracy, public intoxication, embezzlement and more. With each case, a criminal defense attorney uses their skill and knowledge of the law to represent those charged with a crime. It is the defense they put forward that matters most when facing jail time...
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