Sep 09/23/2021

Noor conviction OVERTURNED. Now what?

2021-10-26T18:25:22+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

2021-08-27T14:33:41+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 [...]

Mar 03/03/2015

Minnesota Implied Consent Law, DWI

2016-11-20T19:57:46+00:00March 3, 2015|Attorney News, Minnesota Law News|

Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law (DWI Cases) Upheld as Constitutional Minnesota’s “implied consent” law states that if you are lawfully arrested by an officer who has probable cause to believe that you have been driving or boating while intoxicated, then you consent to taking a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of [...]

Feb 02/02/2015

Minnesota’s Assault and Self-Defense Laws

2021-12-16T19:52:46+00:00February 2, 2015|Criminal Defense, Minnesota Law News|

Assault and Self-Defense Laws in Minnesota & Duty to Retreat Assault is a serious crime and Minnesota, specifically, has some of the toughest penalties in the nation. There are five degrees of assault in Minnesota, not including domestic assault. The degrees range from first being the most serious, to fifth being the least serious. In [...]