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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I don't know what I'm going to court for but I don't drive and I don't have my licences either and I have court tomorrow

It says my charges are for crim/traf mandatory I don't know what to expect tomorrow for court

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Oct 26, 2020

It’s impossible to say without more information. If you have your case number available a call to a lawyer could be informative. In the future the night before an appearance in criminal court isn’t the ideal time to decide it’s worth taking seriously.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I got a cell phone ticket a week ago. When I went to pay, it said it was my second offense. It wasn't. How do I fix this

I've never had a violation before. Do police officers ever make mistakes? Do I have to go to traffic court to sort this out?

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Oct 18, 2020

You go to court and contest it. Or you have your lawyer go to court and contest it.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Yeah cuz I got another ticket and it told me I owe like 225 dollars for the ticket on the 29th that I didnt get
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Oct 15, 2020

This isn’t a question, but I would advise you to work with an attorney to sort out the situation and prevent future problems.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I received a ticket on aug 29th and the cop told me he ran out of paper its been 2 months haven't seen it yet

Would i still have to pay for it even tho I haven't even received the ticket and I have my parents to back it up

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Oct 15, 2020

It would be wise to check with the court to see if a citation was filed. A lawyer can also assist you with getting to the bottom of the situation.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Hello wondering if my probation officer has legal rights to extend my probation? My fines paid. Contacts me 2 month late

I have a violation for a medicine I was prescribed showing up as methamphetamine. I am prescribed adderall but I'm a veteran they give multiple brands of dextroamphetamine which is active ingredient in adderall. The VA has well documented uas when I went for PTSD therapy. So they know what... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Oct 5, 2020

More information would be needed to fully answer your question. You should contact an attorney and schedule a consultation to discuss your situation more fully.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: Domestic assault no victim statement victim did not press charges
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Oct 3, 2020

Once the police are called the victim is no longer in charge of whether charges are pressed. If you have been charged with a crime you need to contact an attorney right away.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I got a ticket for going 98 in a 55 and a 6 month probation. 4 months later 2nd ticket for 10over will I lose my license

I am still on probation for the first ticket will the second one screw me over or can I fight it in court for just a 10 over

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Sep 29, 2020

Time to have an attorney help you fight this. Many of us offer free consults.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: can someone be charged with a danco violation without an assault charge

my ex gf assaulted me back in march 2020 and was issued a danco. since then she has violated the order twice and has just been charged and found guilty of one violation of the danco but has not been charged with the assault yet or the other violation. so im just wondering how this all works. any... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Sep 25, 2020

Yes. Violating the DANCO doesn’t require an assault.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Declaration of Emergency - violate imposed curfew or the closing of businesses (crim/traf mandatory)

I was walking downtown to get food with my friends a few hours after Minneapolis sent out an amber alert (on iPhones) warning people that there was a curfew set. Curfew was set at 9:00 pm and we were downtown around 1:00 am. I was not in Minneapolis at the time the amber alert was sent, so I did... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Sep 22, 2020

A lawyer may be able to keep this off of your record. Every lawyer charges different fees but many of us offer free consultations so make a few calls and see why you think.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: My son received a ticket on 8/16 in Isanti County. The ticket is still not found today 9/18 in the system.

It was for speeding and he didn’t have proof of insurance. I have looked it up online and called the number on the ticket. How long do they have to submit this information?

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Sep 18, 2020

The general statute of limitations is quite long. I’ve seen it take much longer than this for a ticket to get uploaded as officers are not always the most reliable. A lawyer could look into this with the police and courts and find out what is happening.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: How many times can a prosecutor retry me after they get a hung jury in a 1st degree drug case

And what has to happen to prove malicious prosecution. Thanks and appreciate your time all this takes place in minnesota

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Sep 10, 2020

They can continue to try you until a jury finds you guilty or not guilty. Doing so is not malicious prosecution. Malicious prosecution is difficult to prove. Worry about finding a way to win your trial.

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3 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I had a jar, a glass pipe, and lighter and less than 1.5 grams of weed. I was smoking and a cop pulled up.

he just took the jar. I gave him my id and then he wrote what looks like my license number and my DOB down. and then he said we can go on our way. What do you think will happen? he was really nice about it but he says he was going to weigh it and then destroy it and that it looks like I would be... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Sep 9, 2020

Could be that nothing happens. Could be that you receive a citation for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle. If convicted, you could lose your license. It would be wise to have a lawyer help you with this. Many of us offer free consultations.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I got pulled over and I did not have my wallet on me and that has everything meaning insurance card and my license and

The rez cop told me that his printer was not working and that I was sighted for no insurance,( I do have insurance) no seat belt and speeding when I know that I was not going over 60 cuz I did have my cruise on,but the rez cop said that I was going 68 but he brought it down to 64 in a 55. That I... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Sep 7, 2020

You should have a lawyer help keep all of this off your record or you’ll end up paying increased insurance.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Domestic Violence and Native American Law for Minnesota on
Q: Are charges possible 2 do on a incarcerated inmate with felony assaults,multiple domestics,terroristic threats&stalking?

The only contact was the inmates texter and phone calls. The inmate was told several times to stop calling and texting but has continued to do so with disrespectful remarks and unbelievable name calling along with telling other inmates that the person is a ratchet jail pass around then distributed... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Sep 1, 2020

It sounds like there is a possibility of charges for harassment, stalking, unwanted phone calls, etc. If you wanted to pursue charges the avenue would be to report it to police.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: Is it possible to put charges/ofp on someone who is already in jail by what they've text you from their jail texter?

If the person is in jail on 3 felonies in relation to domestic assault, stalking, & terroristic threats with multiple prior convictions in relation to the same felonies they're in jail with now in 2 other states...

Can someone press some kind of charges/ofp on them just from what... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Sep 1, 2020

You can make a report to law enforcement if there have been threats made, there is harassment or stalking, or if there is an order prohibiting contact in place. Then the police would forward the information to the prosecutor's office to decide whether to charge them.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Hi, I have been searching for criminal Bro Bono legal assistance for my son who has been in the Scott County Jail

He does have a public defender he’s not comfortable with,I keep running into road blocks,my question is how to find a pro bono criminal attorney.He has no income and is on Social Security disability but that ended when he got incarcerated.I just really need some direction!!

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Aug 31, 2020

The pro bono option for criminal defense attorneys is the public defender's office. If you are not satisfied with the public defenders, you should hire a private attorney for him.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Minnesota on
Q: What does this mean? F - 1 COURT/PENDING - 152.025.2 Drugs - 5th Degree Controlled Substance - Pos
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Aug 31, 2020

It means you have been charged with a drug crime. Contact a lawyer directly for more specific advice.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I recently failed a carding compliance check at the gas station I work at.

Let me start by saying this is my first violation for anything like this.I asked the guy for his ID and he ignored and said this is it, I had a line and just wanted to have the transaction done with and not start an argument over his ID, so I just let it slide. (I know dumb on my part, but I just... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Aug 30, 2020

This is a criminal offense. You could face jail time, community service, probation, and fines and fees. A lawyer may be able to help you keep this off your record and minimize the consequences.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: What to expect for going 171 mph in a 60 in friedley MN on 694
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Aug 29, 2020

You should expect to face a serious criminal charge. You need an attorney right away.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: The answers I am getting to my questions are not helping.

1000 words is not enough to go into major details on my situation. I've tried to be straight to the point and all answers are I get require me to respond and I cant respond to the original question. How can I get answers before sept 4th?

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Aug 29, 2020

Contacting an attorney directly will get you far more information than this website.

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