Legislature Watch: Marijuana Legalization

Legislature Watch: Marijuana Legalization

The debate over legalizing recreational marijuana is coming to Minnesota. The Minnesota House of Representatives indicated they may take up the issue of marijuana this year, focusing on: broadening the medical marijuana program, reforming criminal justice to lessen...

Will I Lose My License for a Misdemeanor Driving Offense?

The short answer is it depends. If one of the following circumstances are present, your driver’s license could be revoked, suspended, or cancelled. A conviction involving an offense with any of the following circumstances will result in a revocation of your driver’s...
2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

Below are the top criminal law changes in Minnesota in 2018. Misrepresenting an assistance animal is a crime Under Minn. Stat. § 609.833, it is now a petty misdemeanor in Minnesota to intentionally misrepresent an animal as an assistance animal to obtain rights or...
I Have a Warrant – What Should I Do?

I Have a Warrant – What Should I Do?

An arrest warrant can be issued for a number of reasons, including new criminal charges, a probation violation allegation, or for a failure to appear in court. Whatever the reason, the warrant must be dealt with or else you could end up being arrested and taken to...
What Does a Dog at Large Warning Mean?

What Does a Dog at Large Warning Mean?

Depending on what city you live in, there are ordinances that prohibit allowing your dog to “run at large.” This varies depending on the city, but they all say generally the same thing. In short, a Dog at Large ordinance imposes a duty upon owners of dogs to refrain...
That costume is so good it’s criminal!

That costume is so good it’s criminal!

So you’re going to be a cop for Halloween? Just don’t go too far when getting into character! In Minnesota, if you falsely impersonate a cop with the intent to mislead another that you’re actually a cop, you could face a misdemeanor charge. And if you take it a step...