Aug 08/29/2016

Blood-Draw Search Warrant Requirements

2016-11-20T19:57:43+00:00August 29, 2016|Criminal Defense, DWI, Vehicular Crimes|

What Evidence Can Authorities Search Your Blood For in the Context of Criminal Vehicular Operation? A recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision, State v. Fawcett, No. A15-0938, (Minn. Aug. 24, 2016), held that probable cause supported the search of Defendant’s blood and the search permitted testing for both alcohol and controlled substances. To fully understand the impact [...]

Aug 08/19/2016

MN’s Solicitation of a Minor Statute — Unconstitutional

2016-11-20T19:57:43+00:00August 19, 2016|Criminal Sexual Conduct, Sex Crimes|

MN’s Solicitation of a Minor Statute — Unconstitutional The two portions of Minnesota Statute § 609.352 SOLICITATION OF CHILDREN TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL CONDUCT that have come under recent attack in that courts are subdivision 2a (electronic communications) and subdivision 3 (defenses). The subdivisions state: Subd. 2a. Electronic solicitation of children. A person 18 years of age [...]

Aug 08/05/2016

Minnesota’s New Drug Sentencing Laws Effective August 1st

2019-09-26T21:43:58+00:00August 5, 2016|Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes|

After a long battle in the legislature, many sentencing guidelines are being reduced for first and second degree possession offenses, while reserving the more severe punishment for high-level drug dealers, or violent offenders. The following is a brief overview of the changes that took effect on August 1st. To view a complete overview [...]

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