Assault in the 4th Degree

Assault in the Fourth Degree protects a special class of persons such as law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, correctional employees, vulnerable adult and others. Assault in the Fourth Degree can be a felony or a gross misdemeanor, depending on the identity of the victim. Common verbiage used in this statute [...]

2022-04-21T15:38:02+00:00February 15, 2022|Assault Charges|

Assault in the 5th Degree

There are several different kinds of “assault” described in Minnesota’s criminal code. There are five “degrees” of assault organized based upon severity level. Assault in the First Degree has the highest penalty and Assault in the Fifth Degree has the lowest. ASSAULT IN THE FIFTH DEGREE To be found [...]

2022-02-08T18:13:17+00:00February 8, 2022|Assault Charges|

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When a loved one dies because of a reckless act or inaction, the surviving family members may be entitled to just compensation. Here are the basics. Wrongful Act or Omission Minnesota Statute defines a wrongful death as any “wrongful act or omission” caused by a person or a corporation that caused [...]

2022-01-28T21:17:30+00:00January 28, 2022|MN Attorney|

Self Defense: Protecting Your Home

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 [...]

2022-04-21T20:03:02+00:00January 14, 2022|Criminal Defense|

What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer

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 [...]

2022-01-07T19:57:49+00:00January 7, 2022|Criminal Defense|

Auto Accident Checklist

Auto Accident? Attorneys recommend you take these steps if you are ever in an auto accident - even if it seems like a minor accident at the time. Protect the Scene. Move your vehicle to a safe location away from traffic if possible. Make sure your emergency lights are flashing. When [...]

2021-12-22T17:29:00+00:00December 7, 2021|Personal Injury|

Criminal Defense Victories: 6 Month Review

Sieben & Cotter, PLLC - Trial Victories: May 2021- November 2021 Criminal trials are back in action since the pandemic halted all court proceedings.  The attorneys Thomas Sieben and Patrick Cotter have been hard at work defending their clients in the courtroom.  Over the past several months, our firm has achieved favorable results in [...]

2021-11-30T19:20:47+00:00November 30, 2021|Attorney Criminal Defense|

Sieben & Cotter Recognized: 2022 US News Best Law Firms

Sieben & Cotter, PLLC recognized in the 2022 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Sieben & Cotter, PLLC is pleased to announce the firm’s inclusion in the 2022 U.S. News Best Lawyers rankings among “Best Law Firms” Criminal Defense: General Practice for Minneapolis, MN. U.S. News “Best Law Firms” rankings recognizes [...]

2021-11-23T16:33:11+00:00November 19, 2021|Announcements|

Jury Finds Client Not Guilty in Hennepin County

CHARGE Domestic Abuse; Violates 2 or more Order for Protections (Felony) Violates order for protection issued by a Judge within ten years of the first of two or more previously qualified domestic-violence related offense convictions. Maximum penalty: 5 years in imprisonment. See Minnesota Statute VERDICT NOT GUILTY [...]

2021-11-16T19:25:20+00:00November 5, 2021|Case Results|

Noor conviction OVERTURNED. Now what?

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, [...]

2021-10-26T18:25:22+00:00September 23, 2021|Criminal Defense, Minnesota Law News|