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An Overview of Assault Charges in Minnesota

Broadly defined, an assault is an intentional and wrongful act that causes physical harm to another person. In Minnesota, there are five different categories of assault charges – ranging from a relatively minor misdemeanor to a very serious felony offense. Here, our Mankato assault defense lawyers provide an overview of assault charges in Minnesota.  Your …

Stand Your Ground Gains Ground in Minnesota

In Minnesota, 36.7% of citizens own firearms and the State of Minnesota is debating adoption of “Stand Your Ground” legislation so that individuals can use these weapons to protect themselves from violent crimes. If passed, Minnesota would become the 34th “Stand Your Ground” state. Open Carry and Conceal Carry Minnesota allows permitted individuals to openly …

Drugs and Alcohol Increase Risk of Violence

Drug violence and alcohol violence are on the rise in Minnesota. The presence of drugs or alcohol can place men, women, and children at risk of experiencing an assault. It is estimated that alcohol plays a factor in up to 40% of all violent crimes, including rape and sexual assault. Recent studies conducted by the …