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...
Driving While High

Driving While High

“I’m just smoking weed tonight, I’ll be your designated driver.” Perhaps you or a friend has said this before. The problem is that one can still get a DWI if he or she is smoking weed, even without drinking a drop of alcohol. In Minnesota, marijuana is an illegal...
I Was Never Read My Rights! Will My Case Be Dismissed?

I Was Never Read My Rights! Will My Case Be Dismissed?

Probably not, unfortunately. Many people think that every person in every interaction with the police must be read their rights, as seen on TV. This reading of rights is called a “Miranda” warning, which was set forth in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda...

Gun Rights – What is a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence?

Currently, persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are prohibited from possessing firearms for three years from the date of conviction under Minnesota law, but prohibited for life under federal law. What is a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic...
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...
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