Jan
8

The Line Between Romantic Relationships and Statutory Rape in MN

When people think of statutory rape, they often think of young children being lured into unsafe situations by adults. That isn’t always the case.

It doesn’t happen with great frequency, but some high school teachers in Minnesota may be having sex with older students – legally. That’s because once a child turns 18 they are legally an adult and can consent to sexual relationships lawfully.

That may all soon change, however, due to two bills working their way through the state legislature. Each proposes to make it illegal for anyone in a position of authority at a high school to have sex with a student under the age of 21.

If these new laws pass, then those who have sex [...]

Oct
1

Your Guide to Minnesota Record Expungements

In Minnesota, there are certain criminal records that can be expunged. However, it’s a complicated and somewhat slow process – or at least it can be if you don’t have an attorney who can help.

There are a lot of questions about record expungements in Minnesota that are asked regularly, which is why this list of frequently asked questions has been compiled.

Read on to find out all you need to know about having your Minnesota criminal record expunged.

What is Minnesota Record Expungement?

Expungement is a process where the legal record of a criminal conviction or arrest is sealed. It doesn’t disappear from your record completely, but it won’t come up on background checks and you will no longer [...]

Oct
1

Injured in a Minnesota Semi Accident? Here’s How Liability Works

Generic semi trucks speeding on the highway at sunset – Transport industry concept with semitruck containers driving to the mountain pass – Warm editing with pop filtered sunshine and blurred edges

Semi-trucks are vital to our nation’s infrastructure and are a primary means for transporting essential goods all over the country.

Most semis are operated by skilled professionals, and the vehicles are well-maintained by either the vehicle’s independent operator or the driver’s managing company. However, semi-truck accidents can and do happen, often with devastating results.

In 2018, nearly 3,000 Minnesotans were involved in semi-truck accidents, and 44 were killed. Moreover, traffic deaths are currently increasing in Minnesota. Tragically, many of these accidents could have been prevented but for the negligence [...]