criminal defense attorneys

Sep 09/20/2022

I Just Received a Target Letter

2022-09-20T17:46:07+00:00September 20, 2022|Criminal Defense|

In this multi-part series, we will examine and provide a general overview of criminal legal processes, as well as key pieces of evidence.  This article highlights a common way to discover that you are under a criminal investigation, prior to being arrested and brought to jail.  This process is common [...]

Jan 01/14/2022

Self Defense: Protecting Your Home

2022-08-26T14:16:33+00:00January 14, 2022|Criminal Defense|

A criminal charge may be successfully defended by a claim of self-defense in Minnesota.  According to a criminal defense attorney, here's what you need to know: Reasonable Force. The person exercising self-defense must have reasonably believed that force was necessary, and the force used is what a reasonable person in the same situation would believe [...]

Jan 01/07/2022

What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer

2022-08-26T14:16:34+00:00January 7, 2022|Criminal Defense|

Are you being charged or investigated for a criminal offense? You should hire a criminal defense attorney.  Here are the top five things you should look for. Experience. Pay attention to the number of years the attorney has practiced criminal defense. It is important to ask about the attorney's experience [...]

Sep 09/23/2021

Noor conviction OVERTURNED. Now what?

2022-08-26T14:16:35+00:00September 23, 2021|Criminal Defense, Minnesota Law News|

On April 30, 2019, a jury convicted former police officer Mohamed Noor of Third-Degree Murder and Second-Degree Manslaughter for the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.  The conviction sparked a legal battle over the meaning of the words “causes the death of another by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, [...]

Aug 08/25/2021

Gun Violence & Straw Purchasing

2022-10-17T21:23:06+00:00August 25, 2021|Criminal Defense, Federal Crimes, Federal Crimes Defense, Gun Rights, Minnesota Law News, Violent Crimes|

Minneapolis is seeing a rapid increase in violent crimes involving firearms.  For example, 553 people were injured or killed by gunfire in Minneapolis in 2020, the most in 15 years.  Where are these guns coming from?  One method is through a scheme called "straw purchasing."  Straw purchasing is when a customer purchases a gun on [...]

Jul 07/14/2021

Boating Under the Influence: Staying Safe on the Water

2022-08-26T14:16:37+00:00July 14, 2021|Criminal Defense, DWI|

There's been a recent uptick in arrests for boating under the influence on Minnesota waters.  Here's what you need to know. It is a crime to operate or be in physical control of a motorboat in operation on any waters or boundary waters of Minnesota when: the person is under the influence of alcohol; the [...]

Jun 06/22/2021

Acquittal: Jury Finds Client Accused Terroristic Threats and Witness Tampering, Not Guilty!

2022-08-26T14:16:37+00:00June 22, 2021|Acquittal, Case Results, Criminal Defense|

Charges: Terroristic Threats (Felony) Communication with the purpose to terrorize another or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing terror. Maximum penalty: 3 years imprisonment. 1st Degree Witness Tampering  (Felony) Intentionally prevents or dissuades or intentionally attempts to prevent or dissuade a witness from testifying by means of force or threats or injury. Maximum [...]