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...

Vehicle Forfeiture in Prostitution Cases

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 609.5312, any person charged with a prostitution offense, who allegedly used their vehicle to commit the offense, can have their motor vehicle forfeited. The Minnesota Legislature recently changed the laws to require a conviction in these...

Minnesota Pardons of Criminal Sexual Conduct Offenses

It’s that time of year again…Minnesota Pardon Applications are due December 1, 2017, for the spring 2018 hearing. The Minnesota Pardon Board meets twice per year to consider pardon applications. Many people ask whether a criminal sexual conduct conviction can be...