Minneapolis, MN asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Minnesota

Q: Does soverned nation status of Indian reservations in Minnesota, make them immune from criminal activity such as

organized criminal activity? This activity should lead to criminal charges and civil liability for damages and restitution that would fall under the federal RICO act in my opinion.

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Eagan, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Crimes committed in Indian country among AIANs may be subject to concurrent jurisdiction by tribal, federal, state, or local criminal justice agencies. This is due to the sovereign status of federally recognized tribes and to Public Law 83-280 (commonly referred to as P.L. 280).

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