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From Selfies to Sexting

From Selfie to Sexting 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

Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) Free DWI Defense Guide 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...

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%,...

Can I Be Found Guilty by Association for a Drug Crime?

In Minnesota, a person can be charged with the crime of possession of a controlled substance; even if the substance is not actually on that individual.  Guilt by association, also known as “constructive possession,” allows the State to bring criminal charges against a person for drug possession even if that individual does not actually physically...

Mission 4 Mya

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TOP 10 DRUG CHARGE DEFENSES

Minnesota law prohibits the possession, manufacture, and sale of certain controlled substances. If you are charged with a drug crime, there may be several drug defenses available. One should always consult with an attorney if charged with a criminal offense, but the following are the top ten defenses one might use to combat a drug...

Recognized in Best Law Firm Rankings

Recognized in U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings November 1, 2017 (MANKATO, MN) -Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Chtd. K|H Law was included in the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm is recognized in Minneapolis as metropolitan tier 2 for family law. Rankings...

DWI Is An Enhanceable Offense in Minnesota

Minnesota treats DWI charges seriously, but the level of severity of such a charge is significantly increased for those who have already been convicted of the same charge. The previous conviction is considered an aggravating factor, although the court will not review a defendant’s complete driving history to determine whether the charge is a repeat...

Recognition of Parentage

Recognition of parentage establishes a legal relationship between a father and his child. Even when a father is not married to the mother of his child, Minnesota provides a way for him to establish his role as the legal father through recognition of parentage (ROP). While the document serves as a way to establish legal...