Oct 10/31/2016

Minnesota Supreme Court: BB Gun Not a “Firearm”

2016-11-20T19:57:43+00:00October 31, 2016|Criminal Defense, Gun Rights|

Can a Felon Possess a BB Gun Under Minnesota Statute § 609.165? On October 19, 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court addressed the question: "whether an air-powered BB gun is a 'firearm' under the felon-in-possession statute, Minn. Stat. § 609.165 (2014)." The statute makes it a crime for a person with a prior felony conviction to possess a [...]

Oct 10/12/2016

Test-Refusal Statute Unconstitutional

2016-11-20T19:57:43+00:00October 12, 2016|DWI|

Minnesota Supreme Court: Warrantless Blood & Urine Testing Are Unconstitutional This morning the Minnesota Supreme Court issued their decision in two DWI cases, State v. Trahan and State v. Thompson. Both cases involved a driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest and dealt with the issue of whether Minnesota's Test-Refusal Statue,  Minn. Stat. § 169A.20, subd. 2 (2014), was [...]

Oct 10/04/2016

Pre-Conviction DNA Testing—Is it Legal?

2016-11-20T19:57:43+00:00October 4, 2016|Criminal Defense|

Pre-Conviction DNA Testing On October 13th, the Minnesota Supreme Court will review State v. Emerson where the Dakota County district court prevented a sheriff from collecting a DNA sample from a person charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon where the trial resulted in a hung jury and he was not convicted of the crime. The [...]

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