Chisago, MN asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: Do I need a lawyer for a 609.605 (1) (b) (4) statute. Treaspassing.

My neighbors had dog barking for three days an two nights. Continual. Sent my husband over to find out why. He knocked on the door it opened he took a step in an a dog jumped into he's arms. Leaving he didn't know what to do with the dog he walked to his car an a young. Boy asked him not to take the dog he gave the. Boy the dog an said he was barking. We didn't want to involve the police just wanted the dog,turns out dogs to stop. Well our neighbors think we were trying to steal from them. We don't know them an they don't know us. What do we do? Heart broken in minnesota.

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Robert Douglas Kane Jr

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Eagan, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Hiring a qualified criminal defense attorney will ensure that the evidence is properly evaluated, and possible defenses are asserted, and all of the defendants rights are protected. In addition, an attorney will effectivly negotiate with the prosecution. The bottom line is that an attorney will ensure the best possible outcome for your husband. Attorney fees in this case should be fairly reasonable.

As you aware probably aware, this offense carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000. This is very unlikley, but without additional information it is impossible to determine what the outcome may be.

You should not talk (or post) about the facts of the case with anyone besides your husband and an attorney. Your question basically states that he broke the law. Although you focus on the dog, that does not appear to be why he was charged. The charge really concerns whether or not he entered the dwelling.

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