My old boss fired me in March 2020 for using Rakuten (rewards website) to get points and coupons when ordering everything for the office. No money was ever taken from her directly. I was unaware that it was unlawful to use unused benefits. Now I have a court date for being charged with a... Read more »
There are many different things that a criminal defense attorney like me can do. For the defendant, the real question is much more simple: "Will I retain a criminal defense attorney, or not?" Every week people call me about serious problems they are having because they were "young,...Read more »
I was stopped by a state trooper for speeding and was issued a ticket for 9 mile over the limit, noting that the trooper claimed I was going faster.. I have a clean driving record and do not want a conviction. I am unemployed due to COVID and cannot afford a lawyer. If I contest this hoping to get... Read more »
If your goal is to keep it off of your driver's license record (it is for most), then research a Minnesota "Dimmler law" outcome. If the ticket qualifies, you might not need to go to court to accomplish that. Otherwise, you have nothing to lose by contesting it. What's the...Read more »
I have never seen or even heard of a person who only bought illegal contraband facing charges for an illegal sale, even conspiracy to illegally sell. That sounds like a tall tale. But if someone has been charged with a criminal conspiracy, they need a lawyer, now. Call me if you'd like some help.
l have fought for,and gained custody of my 4 yr old son,after his mother was killed in a tragic auto accident in Minnesota. Before she died,her other child's father,who l have never met,or even spoken to, filed completely fabricated misdemeanor charges against me,without even one shred of... Read more »
Unfortunately, false claims accusing innocent people happen every day, and to many of my clients. But since this is a apparently Wisconsin criminal case (happened there), be sure to get criminal defense attorney in Wisconsin.
I recieved 2 tickets for driving after suspension one in 2011 and one in 2012. I have a feeling i paid them but do not have any proof of payment. I also had a judegement against me which now has expired and received a letter from the lawyers office that they are not going to reinstate the... Read more »
Give Diversion Solutions a call, and ask about their DRIVER’S LICENSE REINSTATEMENT PROGRAM. Also, do a web search and check out their site. They help people who owe court fines get their Minnesota Driver's Licenses back.
if I was charged with a crime but haven't gone to court yet, and I fill out an employment application that asks for convictions or indictments, do i need to list my charges?Example: charge - 5th degree assault or D.A., is that an indictment?
In Minnesota, an indictment is a charging document issued by a Grand Jury. But few cases are charged that way, other than federal court. The vast majority in Minnesota state courts are by Complaint, another type of charging document. So, while all Indictments contain criminal charges (unproven...Read more »
What will happen when you missed your sentencing court date and have failure to appear warrants but you where originally ror with conditions of release being 2 years probation. What will happen when you turn yourself in on the warrants and to what your conditions of release change for having the... Read more »
What a judge may do will likely depend upon all the known facts and circumstances. Your lawyer should have all that information, but I do not. To clear the warrants, turn yourself in at the jail in the county where the sentencing court is located. Ideally, make prior arrangements to coordinate...Read more »
They are for a DUI and a domestic and for violating a danco. He had missed his sentencing court date on 1/29/20 and the domestic and the violation would have been dropped that day as I had to talk to people because the judge was the one who was pressing the charges for the domestic as I did not... Read more »
It's extremely unlikely that a person who "failed to appear" six months ago, for a sentencing hearing would be able to clear arrest warrants in any way other than by turning themselves in at the jail for booking (or getting caught at a more inconvenient moment). His lawyer can...Read more »
Hello. A law enforcement officer told me that there is no law against throwing lit fireworks at someone or at their moving car. This, after running at them to do so. Is it legal to light fireworks and throw them at people and at cars in the State of Minnesota? If not, what specific law addresses... Read more »
I'm not aware of a criminal law specific to throwing firecrackers. But I can imagine scenarios where those facts,in combination with other facts, could potentially support a criminal charge for criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, or assault. All of those would require evidence...Read more »
I got pulled over tonight the officer thought I was going to fast. He did not tell me how fast he did not know. He said I would be getting something in the mail. He did not explain what I would be getting. Seems a little off to me.
Were off until he initiated the stop. He also said my speed was between 70-75mph and never gave me a definite speed . The he said he would bring it down to 65mph. Would either of these things help my case against the speeding ticket he gave me?
Those facts alone don't sound like enough for a defense win. But when we work up a defense case, we seek every fact. Then we analyze all the facts for potential defenses that could win the case. If the your goal is to keep it off your driver's license record, and if the officer...Read more »
No way to say without all the information. Even then, working on ensuring it is more important than attempting to predict. The judge will consider various factors, and rely heavily on your lawyer and the probation officer.
It depends upon the prosecutor, as well as the defense attorney's work-up of the defense. An alternative that may be as good or better could be a resolution as a "Dimmler law" speed. More about that on my website.
It's up to each city prosecutor to decide what they are willing to offer to attempt to reach a settlement of a case. But in general, prosecutors are more willing to offer a Continuance-for-Dismissal with Conditions, for people with a clean record over a 3 to 5 year period, and an alleged...Read more »
No, unfortunately. In fact, the prosecutor could amend to add the speeding charge later. But you're right to look for ways to fight it. A marijuana in a motor vehicle conviction in Minnesota: 1. goes on the driver's license record; and 2. triggers a minimum 30 day license revocation....Read more »
Paying any petty misdemeanor citation is an alternative to contesting it in court. Many people who are Minnesota residents and have a Minnesota, non-CDL, drivers license will pay a 64 in a 55 speeding ticket, because though a court conviction, it will not appear on their drivers license record....Read more »
My daughter was arrested for transporting meth from SD in December 2019. Her court date was set for March because of the virus the trial was reset for July 28, my daughter just now received a letter moving her trial until November can they do this she will be in Jail for a year before she is... Read more »
She should discuss with her lawyer, asserting speedy trial demands with the court. When I do these for clients in custody, I often include an alternative motion for pretrial release without bail, or low bail. I have had such efforts eventually result in success. But repeated, strong effort may...Read more »
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