Minnesota Questions & Answers

Q: My clients have purchased a mn home and there was no mention of association or covenants in the property disclosure.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

Those are documents that: a) a purchaser would typically take subject to; and b) are readily available in the public records; and c) would be swiftly disclosed as part of the title search. So I would be quite surprised if a purchaser would have grounds to cancel the contact based upon same.
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Q: The place I got my treatment for my car accident asked me to fill out a doctor's Lien does that meant the old ones no go

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

You want to look at the wording carefully--show it to a lawyer. He should insert a "reasonable" into the charges, and watch out if your state limits what can be charged in car crash cases. Finally, check the dr. out--if you think they overcharge maybe it's time to go elsewhere.
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Q: MY husband gave a 6 week notice and then was demoted and wages reduced for the remaining 6 weeks. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

Absolutely illegal. He is subjected to multiple punishments at the same time. He must consult Atty of local jurisdiction for specific advice.
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Q: If the wrong township but right address is listed in a search warrant for your house does that make search warrant invai

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 11, 2017

Please, for your own sake, do not post any more information about this case online. It only takes one search for the police to determine who you are and link anything you say online to your case. Valid or not, you will need an attorney to review the facts and defend you.
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Q: Legal Malpractice

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 7, 2017

Your location is Florida, I am unsure if you intended to ask this question in the Minnesota section. Legal malpractice claims are often frivolous. Your best bet is to consult with a lawyer who handles such claims.
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Q: I was injured by a stranger who started a fight with someone else I don't know, they collided into me...

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 7, 2017

Theoretically, yes. Will it be a big enough case for a lawyer to take on? Maybe.
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Q: A search warrent was issued for my house 7a.m. to 8 p.m. and a nighttime search outside these hours is necessary for nov

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 5, 2017

As a criminal defense lawyer, when I have a client accused of a crime and that accusation is supported by purported evidence obtained by law enforcement officers executing a search warrant, if police failed to comply with what the Judge authorized then I would normally make a motion to suppress that evidence. If the Court grants my motion to suppress, the prosecuting attorney will not be able to use that evidence as part of his or her case.

Night searches are dangerous not only for...
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Q: Hi I was incarcerated a few years ago at a correctional facility.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 3, 2017

Contact a member of the Minnesota Assn for Justice--they give free consultations. I'm not hearing you have a diagnosis as to what is going on with your thumb and that would be helpful.
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Q: Our two dogs are on my property, under control of an electric fence. The dogs cant leave the yard without being shocked.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 3, 2017

If they are on the property with your permission you are. If not you may not be. However I assume that if you have property you have homeowners and you must report it to them.
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Q: In divorce - If I take money from joint and move to individual acct. - does he still get half?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

It would be improper for an attorney to render such specific advice while not knowing more particulars about your situation.
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Q: My house is in my mother in laws name. ive lived in it 11yrs. Do I have any stake in it?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

You should have a lawyer help you with the divorce. At first blush, I would say that it is unlikely you will have a stake in the house. If your mother-in-law transferred the husband to your soon to be ex and you paid for part of that bargain, you may be able to make the argument but I would not expect a great deal of traction on that claim. There may be other ways to achieve a more equitable division of assets.
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Q: If my ex wife has a new boyfriend and our children are spending time with him, am i allowed to ask his name & address

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

Allowed to? Yes.
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Q: My son was assaulted at school besides police what othe options do I have to prosecute the cholden involved?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

A private citizen cannot prosecute a crime. You must report the crime to police, give the police the proper evidence, and wait to see if the prosecutor pursues charges. There may, however, be a civil claim and the possibility of issuing a restraining order.
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Q: If we are trying to serve a CEO of a busines can we serve him at his home and not the business?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Business Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

Unfortunately, this question is too vague and too specific to answer here.
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Q: Hi, my husband received a crim/traf non mand citation for driving without a license. It was a payable fine.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017

The term "criminal record" can be misleading, if convenient. There is no one criminal record. Organizations generally keep records of many things. Government agencies do. Many government records are publicly available to anyone. Public government records relating to an individuals "criminal history" could be called "criminal records." The most damaging of these is a "record of conviction." Other criminal history records, such as records of arrest or charge, have little value since they...
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Q: If you get a citation for drinking underage , do I have to go to court ? And does my parents have to come too?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 29, 2017

Take a look at the citation. Does it say you need to appear in court? If unclear, you can call the court and ask. Probably you do, with at least one parent. Most people in this situation will go to court with the goal of keeping their juvenile record clean of an adjudication. Though non-felony juvenile delinquency cases are non-public, there is still value in keeping that record clean.
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Q: If I'm taking medication that's been prescribed to me, can I still get a DUI?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 29, 2017

Your question is too vague to answer. You will likely need a lawyer.
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Q: Is it contempt of court to refuse to sign payment agreement paper work ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 26, 2017

I believe we already discussed this on the phone so I won't go into detail here. Short answer is "it's possible, but a judge would have to give a specific warning first." I am skeptical that the court would follow through on such an extreme threat.

It's great to see people fighting their traffic ticket cases!
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Q: My son in law was charged with criminal damage to property in the first degree in Minnesota. Damage amount was $1,012.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 25, 2017

The outcome of the case depends on the specific facts and whether a trial or plea deal is sought.
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Q: Can I get help getting something expunged

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 25, 2017

Yes, simply call an attorney and have a retainer fee ready to pay.
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