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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I have 3 warrants which are misdemeanor, late child support, failure to appear and unsupervised probation violation

What am I looking at for time is there going to be bail? And allegedly cops have stopped old residence for my warrants and also said I'm looking at being charged with other charges due to my purse and cell phone being found miles from area where a person fled from state patrol in stolen... Read more »

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Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Oct 15, 2021

You don't provide enough information to intelligently answer what kind of time you are looking at. I don't know what sort of offense the failure to appear was for and how did you allegedly violate your unsupervised probation. However, I can tell you that continuing to dodge the warrants... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: if i have a trial and it includes no lawyers, could i motion for a lawyer?

i have a trial coming up and was stated no lawyers, could i motion for one?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Oct 6, 2021

What kind of case is it? You're always entitled to have an attorney, but not necessarily one for free.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: If the minimum sentencefora case is 5 years does that mean that you must do 5 years in jail or could the judgeorderles

For instance could it be 1 year in jail and 4 years house arrest

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Oct 3, 2021

It depends on the charge and if it is an actual “mandatory” minimum. You should consult directly with a criminal defense attorney about the specifics of your situation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I got a speeding ticket going 74 in a 55. I had turned onto the state highway and did not see a posted speed limit.

Can I contest it and report that? Is it worth it/will it get me out of my ticket?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Oct 1, 2021

Of course you can contest it. Whether it is successful will be up to the fact finder, in this instance, the judge. It might be successful, but you won’t know unless you try.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I recently received a speeding ticket while driving in Wisconsin. Will it affect my Minnesota record

I'm a Minnesota resident

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Sep 23, 2021

Yes, paying the fine or being found guilty will result in the matter being reported to Minnesota. Consider this as you move forward and get counsel in Wisconsin if appropriate.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: So my probation expired on the 18th of this month still have two things to do

Have been good and outstanding the whole time on probation with no violations

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Sep 20, 2021

There’s no question here, so it’s hard to address what you need help with.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Q: I am from Minnesota and I was put on a 2-year probation for a second degree DUI home state of imposition I have comple

I completed everything except the driving with care and the med impact panel I'm from Minnesota I work full time in healthcare I lost my grandma and my mother just in the last 7 months due to covid plus nine of my residents that have been long term with me I have complied with everything that... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Sep 17, 2021

I would expect that a probation violation might be filed. I’d suggest that you complete the driving with care and victim impact panel ASAP. Additionally, telling the court that you’ve done everything that was asked of you is a bad idea because you haven’t. You haven’t completed the DWC... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: i have convicted of a petty misdemeanor due to speeding 75mph on a 40. I was rushing due to family restrictions.

Have time a curfew at the house and didn't want to arrive home late, so I had to rush to get home fast and, my mom was sick, so I had to take care of her in all ways, so I had to sacrifice myself for hers.

i was trying to know if I can go on probation for the ticket I've received

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Sep 16, 2021

There isn't really a question here. Were you charged with speeding? Have you already paid the fine and consequently plead guilty to the speeding ticket? You need to more clear on what you are asking for anyone to help you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: How do I file a haraasment restraining order to protect residents and staff from my organization from a former client.

My organization works with youth involved in the criminal justice system and formerly homeless and/or sexuallly exploited youth. We recently evicted a 26 year old resident who has been tresspassed, however sits just off property and heckles staff and residents. He has also been accused of selling... Read more »

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Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Sep 13, 2021

The request for a Harassment Restraining Order is pretty straightforward. You would simply need to submit one in the county where the facility is located. An HRO could prohibit the former client from being within a certain distance of the facility. You are going to have difficulty submitting a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Q: My fiancé was charged in Minnesota for a DUI almost a year ago, it will be 1 year next month. They are now telling him

They are now telling him he was never booked or fingerprinted. Can he fight that? Or does he have to comply and go in since it was their mess up and he was technically never arrested for the crime.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Aug 24, 2021

Getting booked and fingerprinted is a requirement when someone is charged with a DWI. I’m guessing that didn’t happen because of the pandemic. So he will need to go through the process. It doesn’t take long and he won’t have to spend any time in jail.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: My bf has three warrants in Ramsey county and all three says standard bail is $500 do I pay $500 each warrant?
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Aug 23, 2021

It's impossible to answer without more information. Sometimes a court will set a bail amount that covers more than one case. Other times, separate bail is set for each case. There is no way to answer this question without access to more information like your boyfriend's name and the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: How can I get my gun rights back?

My felony drops to a misdemenor when probation is completed. My probation will be complete in the next 3 months and want to know if i can purchase and own firearms or not, or if I can have my rights restored

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Aug 23, 2021

That depends what you were convicted of and whether it is a crime of violence. The question is impossible to answer without that information.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Got a speeding ticket for doing 49 in a 30 mph zone (exiting a small town) - HOWEVER -

I was within about 30 ft of a speed limit sign that stated 60 mph. I took a picture of it thru my dash. Thought if I was within sight of the next speed limit sign, I could justify that speed?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Aug 21, 2021

The speed limit becomes effective at the sign. You could certainly argue that you thought the speed limit had increased. But it also depends where the officer clocked your speed.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: My son,16 was charged with underage drinking and driving & speeding in February. Question below...

He received a speeding ticket 08/01 and another 08/17/21. I am beside myself but at any rate, I'm more concerned about his driving record and insurance, the 08/01 the officer gave an extreme speed but it's payable. There's no way my son could've been going that fast with the... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Aug 18, 2021

Yes, doing whatever can be done to minimize the consequences to his driving record and insurance rates is worth an attempt. The consequences to his insurance rates are going to be incredibly expensive and hiring an attorney may be less expensive in the long run. Additionally, the speeding... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Received a ticket tonight in Carlton County. Tribal officer lied about the speed.

Cruise control was set for 30 miles. When pulled over I was told it was for speed. I asked how he measured my speed and he refused to answer. Wrote me for 73 in a 60. How do I request dash and body camera video for court ?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Aug 16, 2021

You can certainly enter a not guilty plea and request any dash and/or body cam footage as a part of the discovery process.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can I get a violation of probation charge if I was caught with weed but wasnt written a citation? On probation for a dwi

I live in Minnesota

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Aug 5, 2021

Yes, you could certainly get a probation violation for that depending on what your conditions of probation are. So if a condition of your probation is no use/possession of mood altering substances, having weed would violate your probation. Most conditions of probation include a standard condition... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: My friend is being charged with controlled substance charge. On her paperwork from her arrest there is an F.B.I. number

At the top where there is also the case # etc. Why and what does that mean? Is it normal?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Aug 3, 2021

What kind of document are you looking at? A police report? A complaint? Something else? More would need to be known in order to intelligently answer your question. Reach out to attorneys directly. Most of us provide free consultations.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: How can I have a court date for probation violation scheduled after my one year probation has expired?

I have the probation agreement paperwork stating the expiration date.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jul 28, 2021

Under Minn. Stat. 609.14, a probation revocation may be filed up to six months after expiration of probation so long as the probation violation occurred while the individual was still on probation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Compensation for Minnesota on
Q: MN Statute 169.18(8)(a) - I need an affordable lawyer who can help me on this traffic citation please.

On July 18th I was cited for following a car too close as he was turning right in front of me on a 35E exit to pilot knob road which is a two-lane road. MN Statute 169.18(8)(a) I did end up closer to the vehicle than I, myself, would have preferred since the front car slowed to turn much more than... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jul 20, 2021

The effect that this might have on your insurance rates depends on your prior driving record and your insurance company. There is no mechanism for tickets automatically coming off of your driving record absent some type of agreement with the prosecutor. I don’t necessarily expect it to affect a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I get my first speeding ticket the speed limit is 25 mph my speed is 35 mph can I removed from my record
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jul 3, 2021

Your question is confusing. Is the charge pending and you don’t want it on your record. Or were you convicted and you’re trying to have it removed from your record?

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