Yes. Contact with a "protected person" must be avoided to avoid jail and another case, as a result. If that has happened in the past, I have had cases where we were able to mitigate consequences. But the only way to avoid problems is to avoid contact.
i’m in mn, just yesterday i got my 4th speeding ticket i believe? i got it in a different state too?he clocked me going 83 in a 75 but knocked it down to 80 in a 75. my last two speeding tickets were received in april & august of last year, and a “fail to exercise due to care or control”... Read more »
With recent priors, we can expect two things: 1. prosecutors will adopt a tougher attitude; 2. more will be at stake for the ticketed driver, making it more worthwhile to fight it in court. And those two things make more important to have an experienced defense attorney's help. As for a loss...Read more »
It shouldn't be. now that hemp flower is legal, and now that medical cannabis patients can lawfully smoke cannabis flower in their home. But, some law enforcement officers and some judges may not be up to date. So, it's probably a good idea to be careful about that.
sexual assault occuring 6+ years ago? this child has a history of making non-sexual accusations and of herself sexually assaulting another child. how far can a defense attorney go in asking questions re: her background?
Yes, it is likely. But much depends upon specific facts in a specific case. And we don not know those facts. The defense attorney of record, should however. A prosecutor could attempt to limit a defense attorney's question of an accuser in a sex case. On the other hand, a defendant has a...Read more »
Minnesota's careless driving offense mentions "upon any street or highway;" but Minnesota's reckless driving offense does not. See Minnesota Statutes Sec. 609.13, subd. 2 vs subd. 1. A prosecutor can amend the charge, until the trial starts, if the facts support the amendment....Read more »
If a driver who has been cited for traffic violations pays the fine without contesting it in court, that driver loses; will have both a court record and a driver's license record of conviction(s). So the question I would ask is: "Why would a cited driver *not* contest those charges in...Read more »
First, you'll want a good defense attorney's help. Then, an expert could be hired as well to evaluate the video and possibly write a report and testify if the video was altered. Your attorney can help review options for defense pretrial motions and trial strategies.
You could call a criminal defense attorney to clarify. If the only issue is finding out what the State of Minnesota wants before reinstating a driver's license, call a Driver Evaluator at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
I was driving to get dinner 2 nights ago, I dropped my wallet and reached down to grab it, and I grazed a parked car. Minimal damage to the other vehicle, but my vehicle was disabled. There were no injuries. I had a few beers before I drove, and have prior DUIs. If I received another, I would have... Read more »
Falsely reporting a car stolen seems like a way to make a bad situation far worse. If a person realizes they hit a parked car, they should stop and leave a note with contact information. If they don't realize it until later, they could face a hit & run - property damage - investigation...Read more »
The road was a dead end as I tried to turn around I got stuck in the snow. While I was getting my truck out I slid side ways a little into a green power box it damaged my truck I walked after getting unstuck it had a dent but looked fine. Got a call 3 days later apparently it knocked power out for... Read more »
It can take some time for a citation to show up on the court's records. But when it does, it will be time to set up a court date. In Hennepin County, they may require talking to a "hearing officer" prior to giving a court date. So in Hennepin the first step may be to set an...Read more »
Consider a Driving While Impaired Case. It would begin with a police officer's traffic stop of a driver. The police officer would need reasonable articulable suspicion of a crime, or an observed violation of a traffic law. Either-or both. In the case of crossing the fog line, i have had...Read more »
The shortest Minnesota statute of limitations period is three years, for Minnesota criminal charges. A person facing criminal drug possession and DUI charges would benefit from legal representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney. You lawyer, with your help, should gather all...Read more »
Not for that reason alone, though it may help a defense attorney with other challenges to the prosecution. Get a valid license and insurance now. And help from a criminal defense lawyer could make the difference in preventing a criminal conviction record, and preventing an additional...Read more »
In Minnesota, generally police will be able to lawfully stop a vehicle with one of two headlights out. Disabilities and memory issues of the defendant would not normally be a defense to a criminal charge. However, depending upon type and severity of cognitive issues, issues such as...Read more »
I would fight every ticket, always. Why not? If the goal is to keep it off the drivers license record, then we have nothing to lose by trying. None of those issues mentioned are good defenses. But there may yet be good defenses. The prosecutor can point out that evidence (including admissions by...Read more »
When the officer pulled me over, he asked me how fast I was going and I admitted to 70 and he said 74. During this stop there was a liquor bottle on the floor in the front passenger seat left from the weekend before and since this was also a recently purchased vehicle, I didn't have our... Read more »
That, without more, would not likely be enough to win a dismissal. But, there may be ways to avoid a record of conviction, if you contest it in court. You can do so, with or without a defense attorney's help.
The police officer writing the wrong year, make and model of the vehicle on a speeding ticket would not automatically make the speeding ticket void. Not paying the ticket and not contesting it in court, would result in the listed driver being convicted. The state could then pursue collection...Read more »
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