There is no such thing as a petty theft. The theft charge is either a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony. But no theft charges start out as a "petty" theft. I would tell you that a theft conviction is going to have long term consequences for you - especially for employment and...View More
Has a I.E.P and behavioral plan. The public schools do not know how to regulate a child with disabilities. So he has always struggled in school. Wright county is trying to charge him with 4th degree assault on a officer (felony) and 4th degree assault on school staff.
Can a delinquency petition be filed? Yes. Is your child going to be adjudicated delinquent? That is impossible to predict with the information that is provided in this question. But the Court will certainly take into consideration any mental health issues and appropriate programming when...View More
4/2022, police were looking in my bathroom window just after 1am.They scared me; pounding on my window & shouting “I can see you! Open up!” I ran into my room & shut lights off. My kids were asleep in bed. Eventually police announce who they are & I open the door. It was the wrong... View More
That would be up to the judge, but you are going to be hard pressed to establish that the ticket was specifically issued in retaliation for your complaint about law enforcement. The case law on these issues is particularly bad regarding the individual motives of law enforcement where there is an...View More
Did you admit to the violation? Was there an agreement as to the sanction? If so, then you would simply receive the same disposition in front of a different judge. Otherwise, the case could be set in front a different judge for a formal probation violation. But I don't believe that this...View More
The person on the isr program was to specifically get permission to have people he knows come over. He has continuously had people coming over when I'm gone at night working and my dog apparently bit one of these people. My dog has never but anyone before. I want him out of my house Bec I... View More
You don't indicate in your question what your relationship is to this individual. The legal issues surrounding asking them to leave - such as an eviction - are going to be different than the question of whether they are violating their supervised release conditions. I would advise you to...View More
The charges are whatever are listed on the citation that you were provided. In Hennepin County, it would certainly be worth setting a date with a hearing officer or even a court date. Hennepin is pretty generous with speed reductions or even a Continuance for Dismissal assuming that your driving...View More
You can certainly contact the prosecuting attorney's office to explain that you wish to recant your statement. There may be consequences for doing do, including the possibility of falsely reporting a crime and there is no guarantee that the charges will be dismissed. In fact, I think that it...View More
One county sent a kops alert because the night before a person fleed on foot after the officer found a gun on him. The officer had the gun in his evidence now. Since the person fleed on foot, the officer sent out a kops alert. Sometime hours after the incident the person who ran took the van they... View More
The search of you certainly could not be based upon a KOPS alert for your friend. They certainly could arrest him under the circumstances, but it is unclear why they searched you and what law enforcement found when they did. It is also unclear why they searched the vehicle. For example, they...View More
Can they watch what you are doing in public? Yes, that is not something that requires a warrant. They could not search your property without a warrant. They cannot put a tracking device on your car without a warrant. They cannot listen to your phone calls without a warrant. But surveillance...View More
I am needing representation for a dui charge that has not been brought up yet, but I have lost my license. The officer's in this case did not follow the laws and have a history of harassment. I passed the field sobriety test, and afterwards another officer showed up saying he believed i was... View More
Your best best may be to reach out directly to criminal defense attorneys. Fees are going to vary some, especially for somewhere outstate like Becker County. Attorneys that have offices towards the Cities are likely going to have to charge for windshield time, especially if there are in person...View More
In context of an Harrassment Restraining Order: The order says I "shall have no direct or indirect contact with petitioner, including any visits to or phone calls to petitioners home, contact via electronic means such as email or social networking sites.”
It is totally dependent upon the language in the OFP. I would avoid being in the same location as the protected party. Being at school events is setting yourself up for trouble. The problem is not being there, but putting yourself in a location where she can claim that you had some sort of...View More
I was supposed to get a jury trial to decide the outcome of my case, but the judge decided it all instead. Me and my boyfriend had the exact same charges, but he was given a much lighter outcome than me. I'm very confused and feel like I've been messed with a bit.
The judge decided it instead? You must've waived your right to a jury trial. That would've occurred in court and on the record. None of us have seen the police reports. So there is no way to determine if the judge "got it right." But presumably, there must've been some...View More
An attorney is not going to be prepared who is retained the day for a hearing/trial. It is unclear from your question whether this is a criminal trial; an OFP/HRO hearing; a child protection trial; or something else. Your best bet is to go to the hearing and request additional time from the Court...View More
he gave me a citation and told me to watch for a court date and this was at her yet what do I need to do? I do feel I rush and don’t pay attention to close when scanning or missing….. please give me advice
The phrasing of this question is a tad confusing. I’m not sure if this is one instance or a series of instances (reference to over a period of time). In any event, you need to take this seriously, a theft on your criminal record is going to carry long term consequences for employment, housing,...View More
Do I not have a right to bring all witnesses forward and to continue to prove that what my sister said is not true? Additionally, my sister never said I should not talk to her. Is that not necessary prior to obtaining a restraining order? My sister owes me money from my fathers estate and now I... View More
The judge should've taken a break and allowed your witnesses to finish their testimony at a later time. It is not necessary that your sister have "warned you" prior to pursuing a restraining order. She can move straight to getting a restraining order and then the judge has to make...View More
The person who called cops didn't want to press charges but felt forced to after being asked several times. She then says yes. Later wants to drop charges not feeling scared or physically hurt how can they still pursue the matter of she doesn't claim to be a victim
In Minnesota individuals do not press charges. The decision of whether to move forward with charging is made by a prosecutor. The wishes of the alleged victim are considered, but not dispositive. Ultimately the prosecutor, Ken, and will move forward with charging even if the alleged victim wants...View More
It only goes on your high school resume if you put it on your resume. You're the one that writes a resume for job or college applications. Will affect your admission into college? That really depends on the questions that are asked of you on the applications that you submit. There could be...View More
I was once stopped and the officer after he ran names and plates of the car etc. came to the window asked me to get out of the car, and I did walked to the back of it, told me to put my hands out and he searched me and handcuffed me and walked to his squad and put me in the back and the only thing... View More
Typically an officer would tell you that you are under arrest and typically you would be informed what you are being arrested for. The fact that the office did not do that, is not necessarily going to result in a remedy. But there could be something here if you were questioned after arrest...View More
15 days after the adjudication sentenceing I received a 2nd 5th degree and Dui charge but had started completing requirements of getting probation officer and starting treatment iv completed some of treatment that granted me lower my risk assessment to minimal and have passed required urine test... View More
Your question is a tad confusing, but it's fair to say that if you committed a 2nd 5th Degree assault 15 days after you were sentenced on a prior matter that you have big problems. If you are convicted of the new offense, you would be in violation of probation. I can only assume that you...View More
No, the legal process of serving your wife with divorce papers would not be a violation of an OFP. But you should have representation assisting you with this process. Having a "friend" serve her with divorce papers is far more likely to cause problems for you than if you have an...View More
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