I was told to pay it after ten days of it being in the system (it’s been 5 days since the ticket)
To my suprise I received a criminal mandatory traffic court hearing arraignment notice
I’m not sure what happens. I’ve never been in trouble with the law (fully clean criminal... Read more »
answered on Jun 3, 2023
Most would prefer to keep a speeding ticket off of their Minnesota driver's license record. To accomplish that, the ticketed driver must avoid paying the ticket, and instead set up a "hearing officer" appointment (in the metro area) or a court appearance to discuss settlement... Read more »
My current lawyer doesnt seem to be doing anything. This alleged crime has no proof aside from hearsay and past text confrontations. But the state is pursuing and now it is set for a jury roll call on 06-01 and I don't think it should have even gotten this far without some sort of witness or... Read more »
answered on May 25, 2023
The state will have a difficult time getting a conviction on hearsay only. Normally the prosecutor will have at least one witness to testify that a crime did happen and the defendant did it. Pretrial evidentiary issues are less common in most assault cases, compared to other types of criminal... Read more »
I got a ticket for texting while driving in January 23. I paid the ticket and found out that it affects my ability to drive at my work and I need to get it off my record so that I can continue driving for my company.
answered on May 8, 2023
You can download this form form the Minnesota Courts website: Forms Packet: Ask to Withdraw Guilty Plea and Vacate Conviction (Petty Misdemeanor) You can use it to request a hearing on your motion to reopen the petty misdemeanor case. At the hearing, you can talk to the prosecutor to see if they... Read more »
Please no judgments, I made a dumb mistake and I very much regret it. But here goes:
I was caught undersigning merchandise at a large retailer, about $180, and the store security stopped me and made me go back to pay for the merchandise so I did, and then I was escorted into a room by... Read more »
answered on May 7, 2023
A "citation" typically refers to a Minnesota "uniform citation," issued by police in lieu of an arrest, as a Summons to court on a tab charge. Most are for petty misdemeanors or "payable" misdemeanors (meaning the court will accept a guilty plea by payment of fine... Read more »
A friend (buddy 1) of mine goes to turn himself into jail and has his phone. The cops later search it and find old videos of him and another friend (buddy 2) blowing out bong rips that were sent to one another, privately. Can the cops charge my friend (buddy 2) with anything?... Read more »
answered on May 5, 2023
"Old videos" of a person smoking something in a water pipe, alone, would not be enough to charge a crime. But it could possibly inspire police to investigate further (in an effort to get enough evidence to charge a crime). Therefore, it would make sense to prepare for that, prepare to... Read more »
Traffic violation and damage of government property, both parties are fine. She is facing a misdemeanor with possible jail and/or a fine, but what are her odds of getting it down to a petty misdemeanor and less of a fine? She has been a great driver for years but happened to be running late to work... Read more »
answered on Apr 25, 2023
What are the odds that she will benefit from good legal representation? That will have a big impact on outcome. The court cannot sentence any jail or probation unless the defendant is convicted first. So the defense attorney begins work on ways to prevent or make more difficult any conviction.... Read more »
They are trying to violate me again for the exact same thing that I have already been to court for. I am not able to work due to mental health and my therapist also sent this to court last year I am not released to work. Does double jeopardy apply to violations? And my probation has been up and... Read more »
answered on Apr 18, 2023
The double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits anyone from being prosecuted twice for substantially the same crime by the same jurisdiction. But that would not apply to an alleged violation of a condition of probation. In Minnesota, the law allows a... Read more »
Male Siblings—ages 15 and 12. The older kid asked the younger kid to take off their own underwear/touch each other’s genitals. When the younger sons underwear were down, the older son rubbed his penis on the younger son. There was no Penetration. The younger kid was uncomfortable, said no, and... Read more »
answered on Apr 5, 2023
It's not a good idea to post details of a possible crime on a public website. But calling a lawyer with a telephone would be a better way to start. A Minnesota therapist will be a "mandated reporter" to police, of any child abuse disclosed to them. Therefore seeking help could lead... Read more »
I got a speeding ticket and the officer put I was driving a snowmobile and I was not I was driving a 2014 mazda cx-5 he also put im the owner of the car and I am not my wife is he put on my ticket I was going 40 in a 30 and in his report he put I was going 47 in a 30 can this get throw out or no
answered on Apr 5, 2023
Not likely. They can fix any mistakes (perhaps using the video). And alerting the them to mistakes prior to trial usually is just helping them, not you. Therefore, when I have such a case, I pursue the other defense issues and strategies, but save mistakes for use at the trial (assuming they have... Read more »
I had for gotten bringing wheels at home so I stopped at a local business to get more. While I was in side an officer pulled into the lot. My wife says he about hit our car and then backed into a spot at the end of the building in a one row parking lot so like 5 spaces away from us. I came out got... Read more »
answered on Mar 13, 2023
The question raises the issue of whether the police officer has a reasonable suspicion to justify the initial stop. If a judge agrees the police officer did not, then the charges would be dismissed. Lawyers are trained in law school to generally avoid contacting non-clients about representation,... Read more »
My ex-fiance has a long history of making false accusations out of spite. Her whole family knows I am being falsely accused and they want to testify on my behalf. I told my public defender that they want to speak with him, but he said he is not allowed to talk to the victim's family because it... Read more »
answered on Mar 9, 2023
When a court issues a "No Contact" Order or condition to a defendant, it does not apply to the defendant's attorney (who is an officer of the court). In fact, the defense has a constitutional right to contact any and all; potential witnesses in the case. It's important that... Read more »
The month the case was dismissed was when they revoked my license. After talking with court administration, they stated they never sent anything to the DMV regarding my license. How can I get my license reinstated without paying the DUI fine of $680. I do not have a DUI on either my criminal record... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2023
Unfortunately, Minnesota has an "implied consent" law, that allows the state to administratively revoke the driver's license upon an alleged chemical test refusal (separate and in addition to the DWI-criminal law). That statute requires any legal challenge to that administrative... Read more »
I was driving north on 169 in Mankato. A trooper was parked on Lake St NW which is in Blue Earth County where he tagged me for speeding but I stopped in Nicollet County less than a half mile up the road. The case was sent to Nicollet County but the prosecutor won't deal with me on a no same no... Read more »
answered on Feb 27, 2023
Normally a criminal or traffic case will be properly venued where the alleged incident happened. If a case is filed in a different state or county, the defendant could move the judge for an Order dismissing or changing venue. You could look for a form on the court's website, or consult (or... Read more »
also wife agrees with this and officer had wrong intersection in citation.....hearing officer said I could pay $225 for ticket and have it removed with no issues in year, pay for ticket or argue in court/via phone ......what do you suggest, do I have chance if fight it or should I take $225 deal?
answered on Feb 21, 2023
Most people want to prevent a traffic violation conviction, in order to prevent one being added to their Minnesota driver's license record as a moving violation. If the defendant can resolve their traffic case with a "Continuance Without a Plea" ("CWOP") a/k/a a... Read more »
I wasn't told why I was arrested, transported and I wasn't read my rights.
I was put in a holding cell with no information.
answered on Feb 16, 2023
Police must give a "Miranda" rights warning prior to questioning a person after that person is "in custody." If they fail to do so, a judge may suppress the subsequent statement, so to the prosecuting attorney would not be allowed to use it as part of the state's... Read more »
I was never caught but mailed a citation that I never received because they had the wrong address however I paid my bail for the warrant and am going to court it’s for a misdemeanor theft and they want jail time but it’s almost been 3 years since it happened so if I wait it out will it be dismissed?
answered on Feb 15, 2023
Expiration of the applicable Minnesota Statute of Limitations period would be a defense to a criminal charge filed with the court after that time period had already expired. A Citation with a tab charge filed with the court, of a Complaint filed with the court prior to the expiration of the... Read more »
The police report says a weapon was used, there was not. I lied. What would the outcome be of that? There is a danco in place but we have children and my wife is caretaker to our kids while I work. I need her to come home. It was a drunken argument and it got out of hand so fast. What is my best... Read more »
answered on Feb 14, 2023
In my experience, prosecutors rarely dismiss a domestic assault charge before the trial date. And when they done so on the trial date, often a big reason was the prosecutor's victim refused to cooperate by showing up. On the other hand, when it comes to the pre-trial No-Contact Orders... Read more »
answered on Feb 13, 2023
In Minnesota, only the government can initiate a criminal charge; by filing a charging document with the Court. But an individual can make a complaint about a criminal act to the government: its police officers and-or its prosecuting attorneys. In contrast, an individual can file a civil lawsuit... Read more »
answered on Feb 7, 2023
In Minnesota, a conviction for speeding 74 in a 65mph speed limit would bo on the court's record and the Driver's License Record. (Then the insurance companies will know.) The way to avoid that would be to set up a court appearance rather than pay the fine. Then try to resolve the case... Read more »
Trooper got me on radar going 76 in a 60mph zone. I was on a 2 way highway but in a passing zone so I had sped up to overtake the vehicle in the slow(right) lane. The officer entered the violation as 65 in a 60mph zone stating the Dimler amendment was applicable. Is it worth going to court to try... Read more »
answered on Feb 7, 2023
Many people prioritize keeping a speeding ticket conviction off of the their DRIVER'S LICENSE record. Minnesota's "Dimler speeding provision" can provide an opportunity to do just that. But it may not always apply for all drivers cited for 65 or less in a 55 or 60 mph zone: CDL... Read more »
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