Did You Fail Minnesota Probation? Or did probation fail you?

If you’ve been convicted of a crime, it’s unlikely that you were immediately shuttled off to prison. It’s more likely that you were placed on probation for a period of time and instructed to comply with certain conditions. Sometimes those conditions aren’t met. After all, life happens. In those circumstances, it’s usually best that you […]

Minnesota Whiskey Plates

If you’ve been charged with a Minnesota DWI or DUI, the government has likely revoked your driver’s license. If you were charged with a DUI/DWI, and there was at least one aggravating factor, they likely took your license plates as well. Aggravating factors include having a child in the car with you, having an alcohol […]

Important Expungement Supreme Court Decision

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently issued a decision impacting thousands of Minnesotans who sought to have a prior felony expunged from their record. In State v. S.A.M., the Court was tasked with determining whether a felony conviction, which was later reduced to a misdemeanor after the defendant successfully completed probation, should be treated as a […]

Only talk to prosecutors if you have your Minnesota attorney present.

Every day, hundreds of Minnesotans go to court to deal with a criminal charge. And every day, hundreds of people plead guilty to those criminal charges without once speaking to a defense attorney. If you’ve been charged with a crime, we understand that you probably just want to put it behind you and move on […]

Sentencing and gun rights - Minnesota Lawyer

If you were charged with a felony but convicted of a gross misdemeanor, your Minnesota gun rights should not be affected. The federal government denies individuals the right to purchase, own, or possess a firearm if they have been convicted of a felony level offense. A “felony” is a crime punishable by more than a […]

Gun Rights and Domestic Violence in Minnesota

You’ve been convicted of domestic assault in Minnesota; now what? If you’re a gun owner, you’ve probably done some research about how this particular offense will impact your ability to possess a firearm. Along the way, you’ve likely seen many confusing, and often conflicting, accounts. For example, a person convicted of a misdemeanor domestic assault […]

Are you a direct care provider? Everything you need to know if you've been charged with a crime.

If you work a job that involves providing direct care to others, you probably remember being subjected to a background check when you were first hired. Examples of workplaces that require a background check include nursing facilities, medical offices, group homes, vocational rehabilitation centers, and schools — just to name a few. If a background […]

What is an Arraignment - Minneapolis Minnesota

If you have been charged with a crime, the first step in the criminal justice process is called an Arraignment or First Appearance. The legal purpose of this hearing is to make sure that you are aware of the charges the state has filed against you and you understand the rights afforded to you under […]

Charged with your First MN DWI? Everything you need to know.

If you’ve been charged with a DWI in Minnesota, you are likely unaware of the road that lies ahead. This is a serious charge with significant consequences. Aside from the potential jail time and monetary fine, you may also be subjected to a revocation of your driver’s license, increased insurance costs, loss of employment, and […]

Minnesota Expungement - Everything you need to know.

If you have ever been accused of a crime, you understand all too well that the effects of that accusation remain long after the case has settled. Even decades after a journey through the criminal justice system, some individuals will struggle to obtain meaningful employment, to receive student loans, or to find housing. Fortunately, the […]

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