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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: Same building but different apartment?

My ex moved back into the apartment building where I still currently live in the apartment we used to share until the DANCO was put into effect. She moved to a different town but is now back and living in a different apartment on the floor above me. Is this a violation of the DANCO?

Her... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 10, 2021

You don’t provide enough information. Who is the protected party? What does the DANCO order?

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I need help taking care of some traffic tickets for no insurance
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 8, 2021

I'd suggest reaching out to attorneys directly. You don't provide enough information here to really answer your question. It's unclear where the tickets were issued, how many of them there are, whether they are at warrant status or not, misdemeanor vs. gross misdemeanor, etc.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: My friend was booked into a county jail.on pending murder charges. I looked in the roster. Wasn't on there.

Vinelink says that he was out of custody - missing resync record. Whats does this mean, and where is he being held?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 8, 2021

It takes sometime for an individual to be booked and for that information to appear online. I would assume that your friend is in the county jail where the alleged murder occurred. He or she will be held for a court date and then conditions of release such as bail will be set.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Minnesota on
Q: If I was falsely accused of a crime & the charges were dismissed& years later be changed with & convicted of related.

Is that double jeopardy seeing the the conviction was because it was said that the charge that I was convicted on came from the charges that was dismissed?

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

No. That is not double jeopardy. Jeopardy does not attach until trial. A dismissal doesn’t meet that requirement.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Can you lose all your rights such as court proceedings, i.e. criminal charges papers served directly to your unless f

Family members got guardianship? Woyld you not be aware of criminal proceedings and would you get a care taker without your permission or your say so to whom it may be. Could law keep threatening daily with warrants and family

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 22, 2021

This question is incredibly confusing. It's unclear what is being asked. Criminal charges and a guardianship are two entirely different things and are unrelated to each other. A warrant could certainly be issued if you missed a court hearing on a criminal matter, but that has nothing to do... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Minnesota on
Q: Someone accused me of a crime I'm innocent of. I have a strong feeling they are the ones that did it.

If I take the blame for their crime to save them, can the prison sentence be removed?

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

If you take the blame, you also take the consequences - including a potential prison sentence. Pleading guilty to something you didn’t do is a terrible idea. Get an attorney on board to help you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: If I am convicted in CA state court, then after I've been sentenced to 4 yrs in prison, but before I've began to serve..

If I am convicted in CA state court, then after I've been sentenced to 4 yrs in prison, but before I've began to serve this sentence the judge lets me out on bond pending appeal. While out on bond pending appeal I'm arrested for a federal offense, convicted and sentenced for said... Read more »

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Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 15, 2021

This is a question best asked and answered in a California criminal law forum. But concurrent vs. consecutive is usually determined by the second court that sentences you. The bigger issue that you will run into is how California determines credit. For example, if this happened in Minnesota with... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Is McNaughton still the standard by which we treat mentally ill people who commit crimes, ie capitol murder?

Minnesota law.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 8, 2021

You ask this question in a Minnesota forum. Minnesota does not utilize the death penalty so I'm not sure if you are asking this question or nationally or otherwise. The NGRI (not guilty by reason of insanity) defense standards vary state to state. Minnesota uses the M'Naghten standard.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: going to court cuz I didn’t pay my ticket for speeding and no proof of insurance. My question is what’s going to happen
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 1, 2021

There’s no way to know based on the information you provided. Contact someone directly.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Not paying my ticket for speeding and no proof of insurance I have to go to court f
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 1, 2021

This appears to be a repeat of another question.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Is there a consequence to waiting until Monday to contest a ticket when today is the 30th day
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 27, 2020

You should fine if you want to challenge the ticket. Address it in the morning.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I had 30days to respond to ticket but today is Sunday and the 30th day. Should i just pay ticket or wait til mon to cal

What happens if you go beyond the 30 days? Does it matter if its a Sunday? I would Iike to contest my ticket for a continuance of dismissal, but I’m not from the area where i got the ticket. I was going 20 over the speed limit, but the ticket was only issued for 10 over, so is it wise to just... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 27, 2020

Don’t just pay the ticket if you want to contest it. Get an attorney. You won’t necessarily have to appear in court.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can a cop use items found after i was arrested to show probable to get a search warrant for my blood?

I was arrested for suspicion of DWI after being pulled over for a third brakelite being out. Can the police use incriminating evidence found only after the search incident to arrest? I would think they would had to have the search warrant prior to arresting me or at the very least the probable... Read more »

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Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 15, 2020

Of course they can. There is no obligation that law enforcement ignore evidence developed before the search incident to arrest. The probable cause basis for the arrest can differ from the probable cause to support a warrant application to get a search warrant for a blood draw. I am assuming that... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: presidential pardons are an admission of guilt can this be used in a state court against a defendant?
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 13, 2020

A pardon isn’t an admission of anything. There is no admission required to receive or accept a pardon.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: somebody got a DAR ticket in my name . Isnt the cop liable for for making sure who hes giving tickets to? can i sue
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 13, 2020

You certainly have the option of pleading not guilty. You can explain the issue to the prosecutor and go to trial if you wish. No you cannot sue.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I got a warning ticket for multilane slow movining vehicle move to right and duty to drive with due care.

Now state wants me to go get Dr opinion statement if I can drive. Go to eye Dr. Yo get eye exam and a mental health Dr. For an opinion statment if thinks I can drive vehicle safely. Is this normal process in Minnesota. And take road and written drivers test. Within 28 days.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 6, 2020

The imagine that there is a belief that the driving issues were due to some medical issue. That would explain why DVS is requiring these things from you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I don't know what to do here... Some advice PLEASE.

I want to pursue a career in healthcare, but that misdemeanor theft from 2015 is holding me back. I gotta get it expunged. But I also have a misdemeanor driving without my seatbelt less than two years ago. It'll be two years ago in June. But I don't think the seatbelt ticket will hinder... Read more »

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Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 6, 2020

You need to pursue an expungement. There are no guarantees that it will be granted, but you don’t have much to lose. The alternative is waiting til June which doesn’t make sense, particularly if it might be granted now.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: My ex is in jail for violating danco.Do I report it to police or the jail? Can the jail file new charges or do cops

My ex violated the ofp and danco Hes in jail and keeps calling me and sending me mail but he sends it to tbe lady above me. So do just call the jail to report it or do u need to call the police as well

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 5, 2020

That depends on what you want to see happen. Reporting the matter to law enforcement is likely going to result in criminal charges. Report it to law enforcement if that’s what you want to see happen.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Minnesota on
Q: Why is my appearance in court mandatory?

I was in an accident due to a failure to yield left and they found me at fault for the accident. I was told by the officer in charge that I would be able to pay my citation and plead guilty for the charge, but now it says I have a mandatory court appearance. It is a misdemeanor for crim/traffic and... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Nov 30, 2020

I am assuming that the box was checked for property damage or accident which makes the offense a misdemeanor and therefore mandatory. Court appearances, through at least February 1, are being held remotely - via Zoom. You could either handle the matter that way or better yet pay an attorney to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: There is an informational context on here that’s I’d like to have removed. At which I am placed as victim. How can I?

Nathan e Palmer court of appeal... I am his son.. the so called “victim”

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Nov 26, 2020

This question isn’t very clear. I’d suggesting calling someone on Monday about this issue. Or follow up with a more specific question.

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