Robbery arrests occur if someone takes personal property from another and uses force or threat of danger to do so. But what is armed robbery exactly? Armed robbery simply refers to a robbery offense involving use of a weapon. Most robbery allegations are armed robbery or aggravated robbery offenses, which involves the use of a deadly weapon. Robbery accusations often...
Trespassing is a serious property crime that suggests you have entered someone else’s property without permission. Trespassing often goes hand in hand with burglary which means you have entered someone else’s property and stolen (or attempted to) steal something from them. Trespassing crimes are often mistakes – you may have wandered the wrong way, you may have been put up...
If you or your child is under the age of 18 and has been arrested, then they may need to face juvenile court. This can be a very daunting time for both the parents and the accused. However, it may be easier to face if you know what you can expect. What Can I Expect? First of all, most juvenile...
There are many instances that classify as employee theft that most of us do not think twice about. For example, taking a camera from the lost and found at your place of employment, grabbing a chocolate bar from the shelf on your lunch break and not paying for it or taking a pen home from work with you all constitute...
Many women have encountered a snide comment or two about their choice in attire for a night out with friends. Perhaps you have heard someone say “she looks like a hooker in that skirt” or perhaps you have chosen a dress that is just a little too tight, boots that are just a tad too high, or a top that...
After a night out at the bar or during a college fraternity party, it can be quite easy for things to get out of control. What may seem like a good idea at the time (streaking anyone?) may turn into a nightmare down the road, especially if you are caught by the wrong people. Not only could you face shame...
There are a number of traffic violations that come down to he-said-she-said. If you want to dispute a ticket or fine that will inevitably cost you down the road, then it is completely possible. In many instances, a traffic violation can result in a license suspension or revocation. Without a license, it can be hard to live a productive life....
If you have been served with an order for protection, then you are most likely confused about what this means. Does an order for protection mean you are going to prison? Will an order for protection show up on your permanent criminal record? Is there any way to fight back against an order for protection? Understanding an Order for Protection...
Under the state of Minnesota, a misdemeanor offense is punishable by up to 90 days in prison and a fine of $1,000. Misdemeanor offenses are often considered petty offenses and many people will assume that a misdemeanor crime is nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, this is not the case. A misdemeanor offense will still show up on your criminal record,...
Shoplifting can land you in a lot of trouble if you are caught. And, because of the growing instances of shoplifting across Minnesota, most large and small retail stores are cracking down on theft instances by installing state of the art equipment. Cameras, mirrors, and secret shoppers are all defense tactics being used in stores across Minnesota. In some instances,...
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