We were in the street I got dragged out. She hit me first and defended myself. I’m very petite and I’m sister is strong and bigger and has the upperhand. She got a bump on her head i got scratch marks on my side and knee. My hair was pulled and I had stuff in the car I couldn’t get to, the... Read more »
answered on Feb 16, 2022
You certainly have a legal right to defend yourself and your unborn child. It seems like you might have some exposure of being charged with a 5th Degree Assault. That is a misdemeanor unless you have prior assault convictions. You need an attorney. You should either hire a private attorney or... Read more »
The mother of my bfs daughter has been trying to change the last name of his 3yo daughter to her new married name. He first received a letter in the mail regarding this motion in Sept. The letter only indicated the time, date, and virtual hearing link. It was in Oct 2021 and he showed up to find... Read more »
answered on Dec 16, 2021
Perhaps an appeal would be proper
This is his first offense
answered on Aug 19, 2021
Minnesota Statutes Sec. 609.52, Subd. 3. "Sentence. Whoever commits theft may be sentenced as follows:
(1) to imprisonment for not more than 20 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $100,000, or both, if the property is a firearm, or the value of the property or services... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2021
That would depend upon several facts not stated in the question. For example, a person may or may not be in lawful possession of a firearm. If not lawfully possessed, the person could be charged with an unlawful possession crime regardless of any self-defense issues. Assuming a person was in... Read more »
The charge is felony gun possession with ammunition possession and the accused is juvenile felon that was sealed years ago. The firearm is legally registered to another person that is legally allowed to own one, and happened to forgot in defendant vehicle but was not physically on the defendant.
answered on Feb 22, 2021
Generally a plea is entered at the Omnibus hearing. It is not clear what stage the case is at. This person needs a criminal defense attorney ASAP as this charge can carry heavy penalties.
answered on Jan 20, 2021
The age of consent in MN is 16 so there is no crime described here.
answered on Aug 26, 2020
There are books addressing that question. The most important thing is to get representation by a lawyer. Call the Public Defender's Office and ask about representation.
I’m 16 and recently my parent’s bank account had a credit card fraud by a different person somewhere off state but they also discovered that I’ve made a couple microtransactions without their permission but after the call towards the bank I promised to pay them back. However the bank said... Read more »
answered on Jun 29, 2020
Try to focus your attention on time and the possible. Events in the past cannot be changed. But you can control your behavior in the present and the future. So don't overthink past mistakes that are too late to change. Instead, learn from past mistakes, and resolve to make better choices... Read more »
I was granted a stay of adjudication and completed probation I also fully paid my restitution I am currently 18 now an want to know if it would affect me now
answered on Jun 29, 2020
Take a look at the web page for the "Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners » Character and Fitness Requirements." My guess is that it will be possible, though perhaps some extra attention may be necessary when applying. You could also give them a call to discuss your situation.
We didn't see any no trespassing signs and we weren't planning on causing any damage, so we went in to explore a piece of history. However, the cops showed up and we all received citations. Is there such thing as a trespassing citation and were we even breaking the law by exploring the... Read more »
answered on May 12, 2020
Of course there is such such thing as a trespassing citation. Whether what you did qualifies as trespassing is a different question. Was the building locked? Was it posted? Did you refuse to leave after being asked to? There are a lot of other questions here that need answering. You should... Read more »
No one was inside the car. There was no damage. Maybe made a tiny section of the car sticky. The person however is accusing us of keying the car. We did not.
answered on Apr 27, 2020
Only the police or a prosecutor can initiate a criminal investigation and charge. A person can complain to police, who might or might not investigate. If police do investigate, avoid talking to them. Talk to a criminal lawyer first. Apart from legal action, it's a good idea to respect... Read more »
If Minnesota law says that children 14 and younger are legally incapable of committing crimes, how can a child who was 11 at the time of the action be adjudicated?
answered on Apr 25, 2020
It appears that the minimum age at which a youth can be adjudicated delinquent is 10 years old; but the youngest age at which a youth can be certified as an adult for criminal liability is 14. However my view is that many young juveniles are incompetent to participate in the court process due to... Read more »
Several weeks ago my daughter (17) was shoulder-checked hard and intentionally by a coworker (30s) who was upset with her. She told her managers but nothing was done. She didnt report it to anyone else as she feared getting fired (the coworker is friends with the boss). She has recently quit that... Read more »
answered on Feb 1, 2020
If she wants to pursue charges reporting it to police is the way to go. If you are thinking about a civil suit... what are the damages?
If he gets in trouble what happens to me? Am I legally responsible for him now and if so is he suppose to be in my custody? They just had me sign him out and never explained anything to me
answered on Sep 29, 2019
You are responsible for your actions. As long as you are not part of a plan to commit a crime, and avoid committing a crime with another, there is little more you can do to avoid trouble.
I’m 17 and I got into a fight with an 18yr old and now she is facing 60days in jail for assaulting a minor. It was a stupid fight and we made up and are now friends and I really don’t want her to go to jail over something I kinda started. Is there anything I can do to help her?
answered on Jul 2, 2019
Yes, though it will take persistent effort on your part. Typically, there is one prosecution witness. If that witness refuses to cooperate by appearing at the trial, the prosecution may be dismissed. Prior to that, the witness can persistently communicate his or her desire that the prosecutor... Read more »
-JDC in Ramsey County, MN
- its been 4 days so far
- this isnt his first offense
-He was on probation
How long is it going to be? (Meaning, when will I see him again? Will I be able to talk to him soon?)
answered on Jan 13, 2019
No one could answer that question with the given information. People held for probation violations tend to be locked up longer, than those who only are facing a new charge. Contact the jail to see if they allow visiting hours for juveniles. If he was charged with a felony at age 16 or older, his... Read more »
answered on Oct 22, 2018
The question is unclear. What happens to false charges? Or what happens to a person who makes a false allegation? Much will depend upon the full picture of all the circumstances. A happy or sad ending is possible for either. Caution is warranted. Beyond that that maybe a phone call would... Read more »
Court when I was 17. I don't know what happend to the charge, would it get dropped or would I have a warrant for my arrest out there?
answered on Oct 16, 2018
If it's a question about a Missouri case, you could post the question under the appropriate Missouri category so that a Missouri lawyer will see it, and perhaps answer it for you. In case you weren't aware, this was posted in Minnesota, the wrong state for the question.
answered on Aug 7, 2018
As long as your partner gives full consent, based on the information you provided, it is not illegal.
If the younger person is older than 13 and younger than 16, the older person may not be more than 48 months older.
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