What is a limited license and how do I get one?

What is a limited license and how do I get one?

A limited license, otherwise commonly known as a “work permit,” is an option for people to drive who have had their privileges withdrawn. Faced with the prospect of not being able to drive for an extended period of time, a limited license is a great option for a lot...
Minnesota Supreme Court Strikes Down Test Refusal Statute

Minnesota Supreme Court Strikes Down Test Refusal Statute

Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court released its decisions in State v. Trahan and State v. Thompson, striking down the Minnesota test refusal statute as it applies to refusing to submit to blood and urine tests in the context of a DWI arrest. In Trahan, the driver was...
Can the prosecution keep evidence of my innocence secret?

Can the prosecution keep evidence of my innocence secret?

Thankfully, no. The United States Supreme Court ruled in Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) that Constitutional rights are violated if a prosecutor withholds evidence that is favorable to the innocence of the person accused. To withhold such evidence has been...

What is “Stop and Frisk?”

Last night during the Presidential debate, moderator Lester Holt raised the subject of “stop and frisk.” What is “stop and frisk?” “Stop and frisk” was a police procedure implemented by the New York City Police Department with the hopes that it would help reduce crime...

What Are “Crimes of Violence” in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, persons convicted of a Felony “Crime of Violence” are subject to a lifetime firearms prohibition. In order for the prohibition to apply, the conviction must be for a felony, including a stay of imposition where the conviction is a felony conviction while...
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