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Minnesota Criminal Defense: What is Constructive Possession in a Drug Charge Case?

Drug possession is a serious criminal offense under both state and felony law. Depending on the nature and the quantity of the controlled substance, drug possession could be charged as a felony that carries significant jail time. Notably, there are two separate types of possession: actual possession and constructive possession.  With constructive possession, you can …

Is it Possible to Disestablish Paternity in Minnesota?

Paternity is important. Without it, fathers lack rights and responsibilities. Most paternity disputes involve cases in which paternity has not been established. Either the mother or putative father is seeking paternity rights. However, there are also some cases that go in the opposite direction.  You may be wondering: Can paternity be taken back after it …

Mankato, MN Woman Charged With DWI After Police Pursuit

According to a report from Southern Minnesota News, Tierra Monique Birris, a 37-year-old woman from Mankato was arrested and charged with several offenses after a police pursuit that ended in a downtown crash. She was booked into custody at the Blue Earth County Jail. In this article, our Mankato drunk driving defense lawyers provide an …

I Was Arrested in Minnesota. Should I Give a Statement to the Police?

Following an arrest, it is normal to be stressed out and overwhelmed by the gravity of the circumstances. You may be wondering: Should I agree to talk to law enforcement after being arrested? The answer is generally ‘no’—at least not without a lawyer present. You are not required to talk to the police after an …

Shared Child Custody in Minnesota: An Overview of Time-Sharing Schedules

In Minnesota, custody & visitation cases are handled under the state’s best interests of the child standard (Sec. 518.17 MN Statutes). As Minnesota policy presumes that it is better for a child to have a positive, ongoing relationship with both parties, shared custody is common.  For parents with shared custody, it is crucial that they …

Mankato Driver Arrested With BAC Nearly 6 Times Above Legal Limit, Will Face Gross Misdemeanor Charges

According to a report from The Free Press, a 36-year-old Mankato woman was arrested with an alleged blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.46. For reference, that is nearly six times of the legal blood alcohol limit in Minnesota. Local law enforcement officers noted that she was driving erratically before striking a light pole.  The driver …

High Income Divorce in Minnesota: What is Forensic Accounting?

Divorce is complicated. For high income and high net worth couples, a marital separation can be especially challenging. It is crucial that you are able to get your finances in order. If you own complex assets and/or you believe your spouse may be hiding property, a forensic accounting investigation can help to protect your rights. …