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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Officer could not provide a ticket to sign because her in-car printer was broken. Can I get a dismissal based on that?

I was pulled over for not stopping at a stop sign in Minnesota (I'm from Texas) but when she came back to the car with my license, she said that she couldn't give me a ticket to sign because her printer was broken. Can I get out of this ticket because of that?

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jun 28, 2021

This will not be a defense to the ticket. You should get an attorney involved if your goal is dismissal.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on
Q: Firearms related question relating to dogs in the state of MN.

Say I was walking my dog, and I do not have a carry permit, would it be possible to find me guilty of carrying/concealing a pistol if it's concealed on my dog and not my person.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on May 14, 2021

Yes. Look up constructive possession. They know your dog didn’t obtain the gun on its own.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Q: How much jail time for my first DUI

The first time I’ve heard of jail time for the first DUI. In regards to this matter

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Apr 17, 2021

Nobody can answer this. Call a lawyer if you want to know.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Q: I was released on a ROR but no conditions set but to show up for my first court date
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William Bailey answered on Apr 17, 2021

Sounds like you’re looking at jail time. Do you have a question?

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Minnesota on
Q: I totally forgot about a court date, now a bench warrant is issued... can I go pay it, or do I have to get booked

The ticket was quite awhile ago and I didn’t receive anything in the mail, which the officer did tell me (that I would hear from him within a couple days) and I didn’t... anyway can I just go pay the ticket?

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Apr 8, 2021

It depends. You might be able to and you might have to appear. An attorney could help you sort this out.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: My friend was picked up on a warrant from 5 years ago. When he's been into jail. But that never came up before

He was on probation. So how did they pick him up

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Apr 6, 2021

Impossible to answer with the info provided. Sounds like he needs an attorney.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Can you dismiss a ticket in Minnesota without having to go to court?

I didn't park in handicap parking but I was parked in a space between 2 handicapp parking spots. But the thing is, a huge amount of snow was covering the space and when I removed the snow from the area, I later realized after the officer issued the ticket and left, - that the area wasn't... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Apr 3, 2021

Extremely unlikely. If you want to contest it you need to get a hearing officer appointment or arraignment date depending on where it was. A lawyer can help.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: What steps do I take to ask for a stay of adjudication for a speeding ticket (misdemeanor) or Plea of no contest?

I'm trying to plead guilty with an explanation, any advice will be helpful

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Apr 8, 2021

If you want a stay of adjudication you should have an attorney assist you. A guilty plea will result in a conviction.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Is it likely to get a 84 on 70mph speeding ticket waivered if I explain that I was trying to keep the flow of traffic

Im a very recent driver that was driving down a freeway as a 2 hour drive and was passed by 2 other cars and was being tail gated by the right lane. I decided to take the left turn once there were no cars in the way. I put on my cruise control that slows when Im close to the car above me. I set the... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 19, 2021

No, admitting you were speeding will not get you out of a speeding ticket.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Tax Law for Minnesota on
Q: What are the steps to establishing a small business in Minnesota?

The business would be massage therapy and I would be renting space from a salon in town. I want to make sure I am establishing the business correctly and charging the right amounts for tax purposes and filing my taxes appropriately.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 17, 2021

You should consult directly with a business law firm as this is much more complicated than can be fully answered on an internet forum like this.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I feel like I was misrepresented

I took a plea deal for 60 months on 2nd degree drugs and to toss out the gun which there was no prints on or DNA I was set for ras on 3/8 but due to the prosecutor not being ready because the big floyd case going on I was supposed to be let go until they was ready to proceed with trail I was... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 15, 2021

This is information you should communicate to your public defender so that they can draft and file a motion to withdraw your plea. If you are unhappy with your public defender, you should hire a private attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Q: Adult son drove car and got pulled over for DUI

Q: We were out of the country (rare vacation). My 20 year old son drove our car without permission, he has his own car.

He was pulled over for speeding. He was found to have a case of beer on the front seat and a BAC of .16. Is a lawyer even worth the time and expense on this. We want to... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 12, 2021

He absolutely needs an attorney. The prosecutor won't help him and the very high BAC could mean very serious consequences.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Q: We were out of the country (rare vacation). My 20 year old son drove our car without permission, he has his own car.

He was pulled over for speeding. He was found to have a case of beer on the front seat and a BAC of .16. Is a lawyer even worth the time and expense on this. We want to get him help but not punished without a purposeful meaning.

Currently it is a 3rd degree offense, 1st time caught.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 12, 2021

Yes. He needs an attorney. He will have no idea what he is doing in court and the prosecutor will not help.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Q: what will happen if someone shoots me do i have the right to shoot back and not face a charge?
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 8, 2021

The answer depends on the specific facts of the situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Minnesota on
Q: I am being requested to complete fingerprinting prior to being convicted of a crime.

I have not even received details of the charge, and threatened with a warrant if I don’t complete this fingerprinting.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 7, 2021

Do you have a question you want an attorney to answer? It sounds like you need an attorney to fight your charges.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: no ticket, just mandatory crim hearing. petty misdemeanor shows online. do i need an attorney for turning on wrong lane?

I did not get an in person ticket. Online, it shows a citation for a petty misdemeanor. i got a hearing notice that shows it is mandatory cri/traffic. do i need an attorney? this is for turning the wrong way on a one way

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 6, 2021

You never need an attorney just as you don’t need a plumber when your sink floods your bathroom. It would be helpful to have a professional but you can try on your own. Of course many of us offer a free consultation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: How do i contest a search warrant based in the lack if probable cause

A search warrant was issued an executed on my residence That lacked Sufficent probable cause

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 5, 2021

Your attorney files a motion.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Minnesota on
Q: My mom passed away and I need leagal advice on where to start to get things sorted out.
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 3, 2021

You should contact a probate attorney directly.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: i am a victim of an on going organized theft ring, With in the employment of Catholic Charities employees and staff .

On going as we speak and every moment I am trying to seek legal representation and consultation im a continued victim of a criminal enterprise. I need a downtown lawyer to discuss legal strategy. The alleged perpetrators actions was not only criminal in its intent but deadly in its execution. I... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 2, 2021

You should report any criminal activity to police. For a civil lawsuit, you should consult directly with a personal injury attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for Minnesota on
Q: Is it illegal to sell an upgraded part for a product that directly competes with a product the company already sells?

I wish to sell a roller brush for a small robot vacuum, however, mine would be made out of rubber and won't need to be replaced. While the company that makes the robot vacuum already sells a brush but it's not made from rubber and needs to be replaced periodically. Is it legal for me to... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 1, 2021

I don't see why this would be an issue. If you've used some of their product to create your own, this is a different situation.

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