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 Was Pulled Over Under Suspicion Of DWI – What Happens Next?

Once police have stopped you, the stop must be temporary and last no longer than necessary to effectuate the purpose of the stop (for example, ticket you for the driving violation). From there, the officer need’s independent articulable reasonable suspicion to expand...

Driving after Suspension, Revocation, or Cancellation

A person who is allowed to drive in Minnesota (as a licensed driver from Minnesota or as a driver licensed from another state) can lose their privilege to drive in the state of Minnesota in various ways for committing various offenses. Minnesota can take three actions...

Predatory Offender Registration—What is it?

In 2006, in response to several high-profile cases where various victims were abducted and murdered, the US Congress passed a law requiring states to maintain databases of offenders convicted of various offenses. The federal law is entitled the Sex Offender...
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...