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Bill to Legalize Adult-Use of Recreational Marijuana Making Progress in Minnesota House of Representatives

According to reporting from CBS Minnesota, the Minnesota recreational marijuana legalization bill continues to make progress in our state capital of Saint Paul. If passed into law, the reform legislation would allow for the adult (21+) use of recreational marijuana and would create a system to expunge many prior marijuana-related convictions. Here, our Mankato drug...

Is Spousal Support Always Awarded After a Divorce in Minnesota?

After a marital separation in Minnesota, the financially disadvantaged partner may be eligible to receive ongoing payments from their former spouse. You may be wondering: Is alimony guaranteed after a divorce in Minnesota? The answer is ‘no’—spousal support will only be granted if certain basic criteria are satisfied. In this article, our Mankato alimony lawyers...

DWIs and Commercial Drivers in Minnesota: What You Need to Know

As explained by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, a driver needs a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to lawfully operate a wide range of commercial vehicles in the state, including large trucks, delivery trucks, tow trucks, buses, and much more. If you are a commercial driver, a DWI charge is a very serious problem. In...

Family & Divorce in Minnesota: An Overview of the Parenting Agreement Worksheet

Going through a divorce or separation is never easy, especially for parents of young children. To help facilitate the best possible environment for the child, Minnesota encourages parents to come to a parenting plan that outlines parental rights and responsibilities. The Parenting Agreement Worksheet (Minnesota Version) is used to help parents put together an effective...

When Can You Suppress Evidence in a Criminal Case?

Were you arrested and charged with a crime in Minnesota? If so, you are probably already aware of the fact that your innocence is presumed until you are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. A criminal charge is not the same as a conviction. To obtain a conviction in a criminal case, the prosecution has...

Three Myths About Bail and Bond in Minnesota

An arrest is not a conviction. Technically speaking, a person who has been arrested has been taken into police custody on a temporary basis. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Nonetheless, a person may be required to post bail to secure their release while they await a criminal trial....

Expert Witnesses and Family Law in Minnesota: A Guide

Many family law disputes are complicated. In certain circumstances, an expert witness may need to be brought in to help bring clarity to a specialized matter. Minnesota has strict rules and procedures regarding the use of expert witnesses. In this article, our Mankato family lawyers highlight the most important things you should know about expert...

How Do Prosecutors Prove Drugged Driving in Minnesota?

Drunk driving has long been a serious public safety issue in the United States. Drugged driving is a less appreciated, but no less severe problem. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that 12.6 million Americans admitted to driving while under the influence of illicit drugs in 2018 alone. Highway safety experts believe the...