Aug
20

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Is a DUI a Misdemeanor or Felony in Minnesota? It Depends

In Minnesota, getting a DWI or DUI can lead to serious consequences. The fact is that a DWI in Minnesota can be charged as a misdemeanor or as a felony – the facts surrounding the case as well as any prior record the accused may have will influence how it is charged.

A Duluth man was arrested for a DUI recently after crashing into a pole. No one besides the driver was injured, but police discovered his blood alcohol level was over two times the legal limit. He will be charged with a third-degree DUI.

So, when is a DUI in Minnesota a misdemeanor and when is it a felony? Read on to find out.

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Aug
20

What Is a Controlled Substance in Minnesota?

Minnesota is no different from every other state in the U.S. in that it has laws surrounding the possession, manufacture, and sale of controlled substances. The laws in Minnesota break these substances up into different schedules. They base penalties on those different drug schedules.

The sentencing guidelines in the state vary by degree as well, with a first-degree offense as the most serious—and a fifth-degree offense as the least. But be aware that even small amounts of drugs can sometimes set a person up for some harsh sentencing.

The drug laws in Minnesota can be complex. Here’s what you need to know about what Minnesota considers controlled substances and the penalties that can be faced for violating the laws surrounding [...]

Aug
6

Minnesota Sex Crimes: Your Frequently Asked Questions

Being arrested for a sexual conduct offense in Minnesota is a difficult and alarming situation to go through. You may have many questions about being arrested and what that can mean for your future.

In Minnesota, there are several consequences that can occur when someone is charged with a sexual conduct crime. Several factors play a role in charges and penalties of these crimes, and that often leaves people with numerous questions.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about sex crimes in Minnesota to help you understand what these types of charges mean and how they can impact your future.

What Does Minnesota Consider a Sex Crime?

In Minnesota, different degrees of criminal sexual conduct encompass many [...]

Aug
6

Minnesota Domestic Assault: Misdemeanor or Felony?

Domestic assault is a crime taken very seriously in Minnesota, but there isn’t simply one way it can be committed nor one way it is punished. In fact, the state has a wide range of charges and penalties that can arise from a domestic assault incident.

Here’s what you need to know about domestic assault in Minnesota: what it is, what penalties you can face, and what influences if domestic assault is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.

Domestic Assault in Minnesota

In Minnesota, assault is classified as “trying to cause or intentionally cause bodily harm to another person or perpetrating an act for the purpose of placing another person in fear for their life or of bodily harm”.[...]