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...
What You Can and Cannot Do on Your Phone While Driving

What You Can and Cannot Do on Your Phone While Driving

First of all, if you are reading this while driving, PLEASE STOP. You should never do anything while driving that could distract and put you at risk of an accident. We are all guilty of this on some level. Changing the radio station or talking with passengers while...
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...
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