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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 »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Sep 25, 2020

Of course. There does not need to an assault to charge out a DANCO violation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Minnesota on
Q: Am I liable for cost of pet damage to carpet at pet-sitters house?

I needed to visit my mom at a hospital away from home where she was staying for ~2 weeks. My friend lives in that town and said I could bring my dog to her apartment. My dog has never caused damage previously to an apartment. He stayed there for two days without any issues. On the third day my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 24, 2020

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's unlikely the complex will come after you; they will likely come after your friend. It might be seen as much a personal decision involving a friendship as it is a legal one - taking into consideration... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Arrested in Wisc on drug charges They took money Dropped charges as long as i Working with Minnesota's task Force

I need a letter to stop seizure of approx $14,000.00 was not drug money I can prove it. But I need this letter to stop it

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Sep 22, 2020

You should ask this question in the Wisconsin forum. Forfeiture law will vary state to state.

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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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: How do I help my usa born cousin enter usa with just birth certificate and hospital records.

My course was born in CA but she was taken to Mexico at a very young age and her name was changed in mexico all her records and school records are in a different name but she has her us social security and birth certificate but she has not reentered the county because she is scared they won't... Read more »

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Sep 20, 2020

She needs to get a US Passport.

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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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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can General Contractors force subcontractors to wear a mask for Covid or threaten contract termination

Install team,

Just a reminder that the wearing of masks or face shields while in the customer home is not optional, and there is a zero tolerance policy if you do not wear them.

The only time it is optional is when you are outside of the home and separated by at least 6 feet.... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Sep 16, 2020

Unless you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask or face shield, you can be required to wear one while performing your work. If you do have a medical condition, you should work with your doctor to request an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act from your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Minnesota on
Q: I found a hair in my banquet spaghetti and meatballs microwave meal made by ConAgra foods. Can I sue them?

I am 52-year-old male with COPD who has spent thousands of dollars to self quarantine during this time of COVID-19. Now I feel violated after finding a hair from who knows what person that has who knows what. It was in my mouth. And I did save it, and also took pictures

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 10, 2020

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but you await a response for a week. I'm sorry for your ordeal, but I believe your case could be a difficult one. Without tangible damages of permanence or a significant duration that are clear-cut to a jury, law firms could be reluctant to contemplate... Read more »

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 »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Sep 1, 2020

An individual doesn't "put charges" on anyone. You can certainly report the matter to law enforcement. Whether this individual will be charged depends on whether there are any orders that prohibit contact such as a DANCO or an OFP. He could be charged if there are such orders... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: I paid $11,000 for a 12 month coaching program, I can’t do, I’m 45 days in, I learn no refunds allowed.

Do I have any rights? I live in Minnesota and the coaching program is located in California. I am 62 years old.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 31, 2020

A Minnesota attorney (and possibly a California attorney, depending on how the agreement is drafted) could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks.

Do you have rights? It could depend on how the contract was written. COVID has introduced some new territory in terms of how...
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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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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Q: I got a dwi on august 8 which I found out nothing has been filed with the court yet. Got a call from the cop last night.

The cop wants to impound my friends vehicle which I was driving when I got stopped but they told my friend where it was and she just went and picked it up and went home on the day this happened. He also says he forgot to give me the summons or ticket. All I got when I left was the notice and order... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Aug 28, 2020

You should hire an attorney to assist you. They will be able to contact law enforcement and the court on your behalf to determine what exactly is going on and provide you with advice on how to best handle the situation. Many of us offer free consultations.

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