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Hoffner Wants His Child Porn Charges and Reports Sealed

The Todd Hoffner child porn case is the case that just keeps on giving, to the news media and pundits that is.  As everyone around Southern Minnesota knows, the case involved the head football coach for Minnesota State University-Mankato, who was accused of possessing child pornography involving his children.  The case was subsequently dismissed after a …

Cell Phone Dangers – A LESSON FROM THE HOFFNER CASE

The Todd Hoffner case has taught us all that adults are not attuned to the dangers of cell phone cameras. Unfortunately, this concern is even greater with minors and their use of cell phones through high schools, middle schools and possibly even elementary schools across Minnesota. In 2010, the Pew Internet Research Center found that …

Forfeiting Cars And Property In Minnesota

Minnesota Civil Forfeitures When you think of punishments the government can hand out for violations of a law, you probably think of jail time and/or fines.  Although these are obviously major Do Not Cross… contenders in the punishment world, there is a third type of sanction the government can impose:  forfeiture.   Forfeiture essentially involves the …

Hit and Run: Minnesota Vehicle Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Hit and Run | Man vs. Car:  Minnesota Vehicle Accidents Involving Pedestrians If you, as a driver, are involved in an accident with a pedestrian, you might have questions on what your responsibilities are, not to mention where liability might fall.  Here’s a rundown of what Minnesota law provides for in such situations. Stopping for …