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Get Your Driving Privileges Back After a DWI

One of the most common questions we get is when can I get my driving privileges back after a DWI? Individuals who are convicted of DWI crimes in Minnesota may qualify to enter the state’s Interlock Ignition Device Program. The program allows offenders to continue driving provided they adhere to program requirements and complete other …

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 …

Hate Crimes and Their Consequences in Minnesota

Law enforcement agencies and legislators in Minnesota are “cracking down” on hate crimes in an effort to shield Minnesotans from discrimination and violence. To counter the rise of hate crime across the state, law enforcement and legislators are stiffening penalties in the hopes of deterring any further increases. What Makes a Crime a “Hate Crime” …

Opiate Addiction: The Secret Coping Strategy for Stay-at-Home Moms

More than 18 million women were addicted to opiate prescription medications in 2014. Many women were stay-at-home moms who admitted to using opiates to cope with the stress of motherhood. Moms and Opiate Addiction Recent studies by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show concerning statistics for opiate abuse with many addicted stay-at-home …

Penalties for Heroin Possession in Minnesota

Minnesota has made heroin possession, regardless of the amount, a serious felony offense. Those found to be in possession may face a range of penalties depending on the amounts and circumstances of their offenses. Heroin is highly addictive, and its use is climbing. Legislators have reacted by providing harsh penalties for heroin possession. A drug …

Registered Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood

A registered sex offender often reside in neighborhoods with unsuspecting neighbors. According to 2016 Minnesota statistics, Mankato has only two registered sex offenders, but there are 118 registered sex offenders living in “nearby” Minneapolis neighborhoods. Sex Crimes in Minnesota According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, over 90 percent of all convicted sex offenders know …

Expunging DWI In Minnesota

Certain vehicular offenses may be eligible for expungement in Minnesota. Changes made to the law this past year make it easier for individuals to expunge criminal records. Doing so makes it easier for individuals to seek employment opportunities, pursue careers, purchase homes, and many other activities. Eligibility for Expungement Changes to the law mean that …

Diverting Drug Offenders into Treatment Programs

The State of Minnesota is working to divert drug offenders from prison and into drug treatment programs | Drug Court |  It’s currently estimated that 8% of Minnesotans use illicit or illegal drugs at least once per month. Marijuana, opioids, and stimulates are the most commonly consumed substances by drug offenders in the state. Opioids …

Is that Evidence Admissible in Court?

A recent Supreme Court ruling means that evidence obtained after an illegal stop may now be admitted into court under certain circumstances. As long as the search is conducted after an arrest warrant is discovered, any evidence that is uncovered can be used against a defendant. This decision allows police to stop individuals on the …