Oct
27

DUI |

What Everyone Needs to Know about Minnesota DWIs

It’s the moment everyone dreads. You were just headed home after a night out having fun with your friends, but then it happens: lights. Sirens. And the next thing you know the police officer is asking you to take a blood alcohol test.

No one wants to be hit with a DWI charge in Minnesota. Not only are the consequences severe, the laws surrounding DWIs in Minnesota are also complicated and confusing. It’s only a short trip from getting charged to being convicted, and that’s where things really get bad.

But it doesn’t have to end this way. There are ways to fight back against a DWI charge in our state. It starts with understanding the law and how our [...]

Oct
1

Snapchat Use Sends MN Man to Prison for Sex Crimes

 On September 7, 2021, a Minnesota man pleaded guilty to producing sexually explicit images and videos of a minor. The man contacted a 9-year-old girl on Snapchat. He then lied about his age in order to get her to send him sexually explicit material. He admitted to soliciting similar material from more than twenty minors.

The Minnesota man will face sentencing on January 4, 2022 for serious sex crimes against a minor. Under 609.352 of Minnesota statutes, he could be required to pay up to $5,000 in fines and spend up to three years in prison.

Here is what you need to know about Minnesota laws around Electronic Solicitation of Children to Engage in Sexual Conduct.

Definitions

Under Minnesota state [...]

Oct
1

MN Domestic Violence Protective Orders: Common Conditions

Just as in other states, Minnesota takes threats and violence between members of the same household very seriously – and they take action to protect those who are vulnerable.

Minnesota provides victims of domestic violence with a form of legal protection called an “order for protection”. This order contains many conditions. If you are named as the person against whom the order was issued, violating these conditions can send you to jail.

If you’re not sure what an order for protection is or what it does, then read on to find out more to help you stay within the confines of the law.

Order For Protection: What Is It?

When a domestic abuse case is pending between family or household [...]