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 »
They certainly can if she has not demanded a speedy trial. If she has made such a demand, there is an analysis that gets done about whether her right to a speedy trial is being violated and if so, what the remedy should be. One such remedy might be release from custody. Another such remedy could...Read more »
I would suggest that you consult with an attorney directly the timing of everything going on here. Attorneys, including me, generally will provide a free consultation and they can look at the exact timing in order to best answer your question.
I would contact the Minnesota Board of Bar Examiners. It may very depend on what the underlying offense was. There is a "Character and Fitness" portion of the bar application that you need to fill out. It will provide details on what questions are asked. I am sure that it is available online.
Does an issuing officers name have to be on a citation to make it legal? I did not get the officer's name and it is not in the 'name' block of the citation. The trooper's badge number is. Can a state trooper legally give a speeding citation on a county road? This occurred in... Read more »
An error on the ticket isn't going to be sufficient to get the citation dismissed. That error is something that can be cured an undoubtedly there is a police report or dash cam footage of the traffic stop that will reveal who the state trooper was. I would suggest that you engage a criminal...Read more »
An OFP is a one way street. The protected party is not prohibited from doing anything. They can call, text, send gifts, visit etc. None of that is a violation of the OFP. However, if the other party responds to contact initiated by the protected party, it is a crime. A first violation in 10...Read more »
I am being charged with a first degree burglary crime. I was offered a plea agreement which would reduce the sentence to a second degree. I am from Minnesota and there are circumstances and information that has not been considered in this case. I believe that if the judge were aware of the... Read more »
You are not entitled to the public defender of your choosing. But you can certainly raise your concerns with your public defender again or speak with his or her supervisor. Alternatively you can hit a private attorney. You need to do that sooner than later. There is no guarantee that you will...Read more »
Saying the search was illegal or unlawful is conclusory. You don’t provide enough information here to conclude that the search was impermissible. Folks on supervised release (aka parole) have a lower expectation of privacy and consequently fewer rights. He needs an attorney and to consult with...Read more »
You don't provide nearly enough information to answer this question intelligently. Is your case pending or were you convicted? If you were convicted, how long ago was that conviction? What was the legal issue addressed by the Supreme Court? Was it the U.S. Supreme Court or the Minnesota...Read more »
You have to address the issue. You cannot ignore it or the matter would go on your record. The ultimate question is whether you want to challenge the ticket or not. You can take a run at the prosecutor yourself or you can hire counsel to see whether you can negotiate a dismissal or a way to keep...Read more »
You need to get an attorney to represent you. Other than that, you don’t provide enough information to provide an intelligent answer. Theft is a serious offense and you want to avoid having a theft conviction of your record.
The age of consent in Minnesota is 16. I don’t know what the age of consent is in Germany if you are visiting her. That is a question for a German attorney. Dating is not a crime, but there are plenty of potential issues - for example sexting would be a major issue.
Taking a friend to Walmart who had a warrant is not obstructing legal process so there must be more going on here. I’m assuming you are being accused of more than just driving your friend to Walmart. This is a serious charge. You need representation.
We didn't see any no trespassing signs and we weren't planning on causing any damage, so we went in to explore a piece of history. However, the cops showed up and we all received citations. Is there such thing as a trespassing citation and were we even breaking the law by exploring the... Read more »
Of course there is such such thing as a trespassing citation. Whether what you did qualifies as trespassing is a different question. Was the building locked? Was it posted? Did you refuse to leave after being asked to? There are a lot of other questions here that need answering. You should...Read more »
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