The Cops Ran My Plates and Pulled Me Over – Is That Legal?

The Cops Ran My Plates and Pulled Me Over – Is That Legal?

Who knows?! The constitutionality of license plate readers has yet to be challenged head on. Federal courts have decided that scans by license plate readers are constitutional searches that do not require a warrant because the plates are out in public, plain view and...

Expungement of Drug Diversion Cases

A source of confusion in Expungement cases has been how to classify felony drug possession cases resolved with a statutory stay of adjudication pursuant to Minn. Stat. §152.18. If the court considers the case eligible for expungement pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 609A.02,...
What is a limited license and how do I get one?

What is a limited license and how do I get one?

A limited license, otherwise commonly known as a “work permit,” is an option for people to drive who have had their privileges withdrawn. Faced with the prospect of not being able to drive for an extended period of time, a limited license is a great option for a lot...

What Are “Crimes of Violence” in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, persons convicted of a Felony “Crime of Violence” are subject to a lifetime firearms prohibition. In order for the prohibition to apply, the conviction must be for a felony, including a stay of imposition where the conviction is a felony conviction while...

Expungement of Minn. Stat. § 152.18 Drug Diversion Cases

Questions have arisen as to how to classify felony drug possession cases resolved with a statutory stay of adjudication pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 152.18. If the court considers the case eligible for expungement pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 609A.02, Subd. 1, which...
There’s no squad video, so will my case be thrown out?

There’s no squad video, so will my case be thrown out?

Highly unlikely. Over the past decade or two, dashboard-mounted police squad vehicle cameras have proliferated across Minnesota law enforcement agencies. Accordingly, squad video has become common evidence in cases involving traffic stops. But just because squad video...
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