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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I hit a staff but she was very rude and deserved it is this rude to assault her

She broke into my room door out of self defense I pushed her

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 27, 2022

She was rude and deserved it is not a defense to an assault charge. Self-defense is a defense. Get an attorney to make this argument. You're going to need help with this.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: If you are a victim in a domestic abuse case what will happen if you refuse to testify in court
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 25, 2022

A subpoena is a court order which requires you to appear for testimony. A warrant could be issued if you fail to appear in court if subpoenaed. You could be held in contempt if you show up and refuse to testify. You should consult with an attorney if either of these is a possibility.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can the state of mn, violate the terms of an original criminal sentence without an amended criminal sentence,longer time
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 23, 2022

You continue to ask the same question using different phrasing over and over. These are fact specific questions and there isn't enough detail here to intelligently answer the question. Reach out directly to a criminal defense attorney about these issues. Most of us provide free... Read more »

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Q: I need answers how a oringinal criminal sentence,that a trail judge agree to and me on the guilty plead.can be violated.
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 23, 2022

This appears to be a duplicate question and was addressed elsewhere.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Will someone please tell me why the state of mn can violate my criminal sentence terms that a judge signed and I plead g
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 23, 2022

This question is far too vague to provide any kind of intelligent answer. Contact criminal defense attorneys directly about this issue for help.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I bailed a person out of jail on a promise that he would pay me back the same day but he hasn't contacted me yet

What can I do

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Address it with the person that you bailed out. The bail has been posted. I suppose you could request that it be discharged back to you if it was cash bail that you posted, but you're likely SOL if you went through a bonding company. You'll have to keep following up with this... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: How long does it take for a DNA test swab to come back?

My brother demanded a speedy trial will they most likely dismiss the case if that DNA test don't come back in time for his trial?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 16, 2022

It would likely be a basis to request a continuance of the trial. A judge would likely find good cause to extend the speedy trial deadline.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: Can a cop touch and hold a gun in the air after he found it during a body only warrant?

It was hiding in a laundry basket and he was only there for a body only warrant

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 16, 2022

Can they do that? Sure. But how they handled the gun might effect whether it was contaminated for DNA testing purposes.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: How long can police follow someone in MN after they notice a violation but before they actually pull you over?

Recently my wife was pulled over for "yielding" through a stop sign when making a right-turn at a 3-way stop (the cross street has a yield so she assumed the same). She said, however, that the cop didn't flash his lights / blare the siren until she was a few miles down the road (she... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 15, 2022

Nothing obligates the officer to pull someone over immediately. An offer just needs reasonable articulable suspicion to effectuate a traffic stop.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: How much jail time am I looking at if I am convicted of another 5th degree possession charge

I caught a 5th degree or two of them 5 years ago am I looking at longer time if it's my third 5tg degree with in 5 years

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 15, 2022

A 5th degree what? Assault? Drug possession? Drug sale? The underlying charge matters, but I think it’s face to say that the amount of jail time that you are going to serve is going to be more significant than it was for the first one or two offenses.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Why is it when you get a public defender thats rude and don't care about you their is nothing that can be done.

I need a paid lawyer for my son and I can't afford one. He is not mentally right and they keep messing with him. Can I help my son or is he screwed because we can't afford a lawyer?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 14, 2022

A public defender isn’t there to tell your son what he wants to hear. The public defender is there to give you son legal advice and sometimes that includes bad news. I don’t know what your son is charged with, but a private attorney may be more affordable than you realize. Make some phone calls.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: If officer follows you presuming erroneously initial violation and then sees a legitimate violation, is it a legal stop?

Offices started following me for a wide left turn, which is not a thing since statute in MN does not specify a lane. However then officer saw me cross fog line and pulled me over? Is this a legitimate stop since everything started on the erroneous assumption by the officer that I made an illegal... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 10, 2022

The officer doesn't need a legal reason to follow you. He or she only needs a legally sufficient basis to pull you over. Crossing the fog line could be such a legal basis. But don't take the officer's word for it. You should get an attorney and have the attorney view video of the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: If I got an ingestion charge in South Dakota and didn't not ingestthe drug in South Dakota how can I fight this charge
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 7, 2022

You need to ask this question in the South Dakota forum.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can cops use probable cause if they seen a person at my place that's wanted?
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 5, 2022

This question doesn’t make a ton of sense. Contact an attorney directly.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: What happens if you lose a trial in Minnesota?
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 4, 2022

This question is far too vague to provide an intelligent answer other than to say that the defendant ends up with a conviction.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: If you have 2 charges and one of them came back inconclusive for drugs can they dismiss the whole case?
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 3, 2022

I’m not sure why they would dismiss the other charge simply because the drug test was inconclusive. Is it possible? Sure. Is it likely? There’s not enough information in this question to intelligently answer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Help I need to find a lawyer that can help my son in a legal matter we don’t have much money but will do anything I can

He supposedly burn down a porta potty on accident but they didn’t tell him or me about the court date that mad him miss it the cop that arrested him didn’t do it by the book made sure my son went into a meltdown where he blacked out and turned it on him saying my son was trying to hit him or... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Aug 1, 2022

Public defenders exist for folks who don’t have resources to hire private counsel. He should apply for a public defender and the court will likely appoint him an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: How long can someone sit in jail before the feds come and get them they are currently waiting for trial.
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Jul 30, 2022

The feds are not on a timeline to indict anyone if they are being held by a different authority. Often the defendant will have the option to avoid federal charges if they resolve their state charges. This defendant needs to discuss all of this with his or her attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can a defendants case not go federal if the search warrant had flaws in there movements while conducting it?

They did a DNA swab for a gun and had the swab on the hood of the cops car collecting dust. They did a test for drugs and it came back inconclusive. They had 3 different search warrants every time they found something. And it looks like they forged the judges signature. They found the gun in the... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Jul 30, 2022

There are way to many questions here to answer intelligently without access to the file. You need to discuss this with your attorney or to get an attorney if you don’t already have one.

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Q: What happens if the cops show up with a body only warrant n they don't find the person there but found other stuff?

They came open up my camper door.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Jul 30, 2022

They don’t have to ignore it as long as it is found in a location where the person with the body only warrant could be hiding. You can then get charged for the contraband.

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