Restoring Gun Rights with a Domestic Assault Conviction

So you have a domestic assault conviction for causing bodily harm to a romantic partner or a person to whom you are acting as a parent. Your gun rights are gone for life under the federal Lautenberg amendment, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9). How to fix this? Some mistakenly...

Pardoning Domestic Assault Offenses

The recent spring 2017 pardon board hearing on June 14, 2017, revealed the Minnesota Pardon Board, made up of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, is reluctant to pardon...

What is the Maximum Bail for a Misdemeanor Domestic Assault Charge?

When a person is charged with a crime, when they make their first appearance in court, a judge will set conditions of release—this occurs whether a person is appearing in front of the judge while in custody (in jail), or appearing out of custody. In either case, the...
How do judges know how much bail to set?

How do judges know how much bail to set?

First of all, bail is an amount of money that a judge may set on a criminal case. If bail is set, then the bail amount must be posted to the jail before the accused can be released from custody. As long as the accused makes all of his or her court dates and abides by...

The Restoration of Gun Rights for Domestic Assault Convictions

It has become increasingly difficult over the past few years to restore the right to possess firearms following a misdemeanor domestic assault conviction. The State of Minnesota prohibits any person convicted of a misdemeanor domestic assault from possessing a firearm...
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