Pawning Stolen Property

One of the biggest threats to the licensed pawn/secondhand dealer industry is the legal status of the property involved. The Minnesota statutes regulate the pawnbroker business, including how long records of transactions must be kept, the people who are eligible to...

Can I get a DWI on an Electric Assisted Bicycle?

What is an electric-assisted bicycle? An electric-assisted bicycle is a “bicycle” not a “motor vehicle.” The requirements of an electric-assisted bicycle are: 1.     Has a saddle and fully operable pedals for human propulsion; 2.     Maximum 1000 watt electric motor;...

Statute of Limitations in Criminal Cases

What is a “Statute of Limitations”? In the criminal setting, a statute of limitations is a statute that prescribes a maximum period of time after an event that the State can press criminal charges. A criminal prosecution must be commenced within a certain time for...

Kidnapping in Minnesota

What Constitutes Kidnapping in Minnesota? Kidnapping in Minnesota is a crime that occurs when a person confines or removes any person without that person’s consent in order to commit the following: hold for ransom or as a hostage; as a way to commit a felony or flee...

When will I spend a night in jail for a DWI?

When can I be arrested for driving under the influence? First, it important to note that not everyone who is arrested will spend the night in jail.  Sometimes a person will be released after being arrested .  You will be arrested for a DWI if the officer can show...
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