Will an Order for Protection be on my Record?

Generally speaking, yes. Anything that is filed through the court system is going to leave electronic records as well as copies of paper files and records in various places. The proper question to ask would be: Who can see it; and what can they see? First of all,...
I Got Kicked Out of My Own House – Can They Do That?

I Got Kicked Out of My Own House – Can They Do That?

Can the courts really kick someone out of his or her own house? Yes, in certain situations. The most common we see is where the person who solely owns or rents the residence is accused of domestic assault. The accuser, who is in a domestic relationship with the...

When is a domestic assault a felony?

Domestic assault is an assault committed against a family or household member. An “assault” is an act committed with the intent to cause fear in another of immediate bodily harm or death; or the intentional infliction, or attempted infliction of bodily harm upon...

Restoring Gun Rights with a Domestic Assault Conviction

So you have a domestic assault conviction for causing bodily harm to a romantic partner or a person to whom you are acting as a parent. Your gun rights are gone for life under the federal Lautenberg amendment, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9). How to fix this? Some mistakenly...

Pardoning Domestic Assault Offenses

The recent spring 2017 pardon board hearing on June 14, 2017, revealed the Minnesota Pardon Board, made up of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, is reluctant to pardon...