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Running from Justice

An arrest can prove to be an adrenaline-inducing, heart-pounding moment for anyone. “You are under arrest” is a phrase that will elicit a reaction from even the most stoic among us. During an arrest it is important to remain calm. If an officer believes that he has legal justification to arrest a defendant, he is...

What’s Hiding Behind the Hard Drive?

For better or for worse socializing has changed. Technology has made it such that people have hundreds of friends with whom they haven’t spoken with in years. All over the world people communicate with one another without ever opening their mouths. Not much longer than a decade ago text messaging, online instant messaging, and social media...

Sex Sells but the Crime Doesn’t Pay

As the old adage informs there is certainly an industry for sexuality. In Mankato it would appear that the industry is thriving based on recent police crackdowns. Public outrage about prostitution dates back to the days of yore but prostitution wasn’t regulated much until The Mann Act of 1910. Even with the United States Congress’...

How A Lawyer Can Help in a Divorce Case in Minnesota

Every divorce proceeding is as unique as the two parties divorcing. There are different needs when it comes to emotional support. Families respond differently to the news and divorce proceedings. The assets involved are a testament to the different lives lived by the couples involved in a divorce proceeding; not even the cars are the...

Minnesota Medicinal Marijuana & Workers’ Comp

Too many Americans are dependent on opioid painkillers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gone so far as to declare opioid painkiller usage an epidemic. Not only are thousands of Americans dependent on these prescription drugs, but thousands are overdosing on them annually. Since 1999 deaths from overdoses have tripled. Every year 16,000 American patients...

I Got A DWI in Mankato; Now What?

It happens every day in Minnesota. Someone goes out after work, on the weekend, or for a Vikings game. They had a few drinks but not more than they’re used to. They had something to eat so they’re pretty sure that they’re just fine to get behind the wheel. Put yourself in the situation. You’re...

Driving Segways While Intoxicated

An interesting occurrence happens inside nearly every courtroom in the country. The judge, jury, plaintiff, defendant, and attorneys either speak the English language or have a translator interpret the language to them. The laws that are disputed inside these courtrooms are written by English speakers in that same language. There are generally even English definitions...

Conditional Bail vs. Unconditional Bail in MN

After an arrest occurs the arrestee is thrown through the maze of the Minnesota penal system. This can prove quite difficult to navigate on your own, particularly since most people do not investigate the process before getting arrested. After being read your Miranda warnings you aren’t usually given much further instruction. Unfortunately the warnings cover...

Stiffer DWI Penalties in Minnesota

Minnesota law enforcement is putting their proverbial foot down when it comes to drunk driving. While getting behind the wheel after two beers may seem harmless, it could land drivers in a good deal of trouble with DWI penalties in Minnesota. While punishments for drinking and driving in Minnesota are an old story, authorities are...

Meth on the Rise in Minnesota

Methamphetamine  is a drug that works by increasing the level of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical released in the brain associated with reward, motivation, pleasure, and motor function. Increasing the level of dopamine in the brain causes users to feel a euphoric sensation.Unfortunately it is true what they say: what...