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Five Advantages of Divorce Mediation in Minnesota

If you and your spouse are considering separating, you are not alone: the American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that approximately 45 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce. Most divorcing couples want to find an efficient and amicable solution. No one wants to be locked in nasty, protracted litigation. Divorce mediation could be the answer....

Do You Have a Right to Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in Minnesota?

If you are pulled over on suspicion of intoxicated driving in Minnesota, the responding police officer may ask you to perform a field sobriety test (FST). These tests come in a number of different forms, including:  The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN);  The walk-and-turn;  The one-legged-stand; and  A preliminary handheld breath test.  While the results of...

Announcing The 2019 Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Scholarship Winner

After careful consideration, Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office is pleased to announce the 2019 winner of the Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Scholarship. The $1,000 award goes to Aidan Eesley, graduate of Loyola Catholic School in Mankato, MN! Congratulations Aidan! Aidan has been involved with many extracurricular activities including the Loyola Catholic School Engineering Club and the...

Will I Go to Trial if I am Charged with a Crime?

Most people are unfamiliar with criminal court process so, when charged with a crime, they are uncertain of what will happen in court. Understanding criminal procedure laws in Minnesota can help an individual know what to expect throughout his or her experience in the legal system.  The exact procedures may slightly differ depending on what...

The Best Lawyers in America 2019

The Best Lawyers in America© Names Kohlmeyer to the 2019 List   August 15, 2018 (MANKATO, MN) The prestigious legal ranking service Best Lawyers has named Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Chtd. founder Jason Kohlmeyer in its newly released 2019 edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” This is the third year that Kohlmeyer has been honored by...

From Selfies to Sexting

Sexting Charges in Minnesota In Minnesota, it is a crime to create, possess, and distribute child porn.  If evidence suggests that an individual possesses or distributes sexually illicit photos of a minor, criminal charges will likely ensue.  Those convicted of sex crimes often face prison time, heavy fines, and the possibility that he or she...

Super Lawyers recognizes Kohlmeyer Hagen in 2018

Super Lawyers Recognizes Kohlmeyer Hagen in 2018 Jason Kohlmeyer and Thomas Hagen have been selected to the 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Star lists. Super Lawyers recognizes no more than five percent of the lawyers in Minnesota while the Rising Stars recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers under 40...

Boating While Intoxicated BWI

BWI in Minnesota: What You Should Know In Minnesota, it is a crime for an individual to operate or be in physical control of a motorboat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Similar to being charged with a DWI, an individual charged with the offense of boating while intoxicated (BWI) will face the...

Mental Illness Defense

Mental Illness as a Defense The defense of not guilty by mental illness or by reason of insanity is rarely raised in Minnesota, and when it is, it’s success is not likely.  Studies estimate that the defense of not guilty by reason of insanity is only raised in 1% of criminal cases.  Of that 1%,...