Minnesota Questions & Answers

Q: I know of a man who has a second-degree felony for attempted murder with a firearm from the 90's in Texas.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

It is unclear what you expect a lawyer to do about your suspicions.
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Q: Does a city police officer have more bearing in the courts than a regular civilian if hes the defendant standing trial?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

What do you mean "more bearing"? The prosecutor's burden of proof is the same regardless of who is standing trial.
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Q: I have a conviction for spousal battery from 1995, is it still on my record? if so, can it be removed?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

You will need to petition for expungement. If your petition is successful, the records will be sealed, but not destroyed. The process is complicated so I suggest you work with an attorney familiar with these petitions.
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Q: Is it illegal to receive child support if the child is not living in the house?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Speak with a lawyer about getting the current order modified.
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Q: My neighbor has horses he is never home the horses get out run into my yard damaging my property and animal.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Talk with a lawyer about bringing a lawsuit under the "running at large" statute
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Q: how do I find out if someone is actually a lawyer,

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Search the Minnesota Attorney Registration System (MARS) database online
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Q: Is there a length of time u can take a ex gf to small claims court over money that I feel she owes me?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Yes, it is called a "statute of limitations" and the amount of time varies based on the claim.
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Q: Am I required to have DUI plates on my vehicle even though I was not with during the incident

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

"The order must require the impoundment of the registration plates of the motor vehicle involved in the plate impoundment violation and all motor vehicles owned by, registered, or leased in the name of the violator, including motor vehicles registered jointly or leased in the name of the violator and another."
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Q: If I as terminated for something that I was specifically told I would not be fired for and they did later on terminate

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

It depends on what they fired you for, whether you have a contract, and other factors.
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Q: I am being charged with a domestic assault where nobody was touched, and the prosecutor is using my juvenile record

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

These are great questions to ask your criminal defense attorney - get one as soon as you can.
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Q: I want to form a home improvement llc company in minnesota. If I am an llc company can I obtain building permits?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

I am not admitted as an attorney in Minnesota, and so cannot give you legal advice on Minnesota law. However, I have never heard of a restriction on LLC's obtaining building permits in the states where I practice, California and Colorado. The bigger issue may be whether the LLC is licensed according to your state's contractor licensing laws, or the business licensing laws in city or county in which you operate. You may not be able to get a building permit if you do not have proof that you...
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Q: Piece of tooth left found on after extraction 2 months after surgery and second visit to surgeon. Do I have a case?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 7, 2017

Problem is you would have to prove that was what caused the item and that it was from your tooth and not a piece of bone from something you ate. Size seems big for a tooth fragment.Follow up with a dentist to make sure what you pulled out wasn't a problem
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Q: I have a court order signed by the judge stating that I get my son one week after the school year Is out,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 10, 2017

The best route is to bring a motion for contempt. Bringing the motion will require strict adherence to procedure. You will likely need an attorney to bring the motion. I would also note that, depending on the situation, this may be a situation in which you should ask for compensatory parenting time (for the time missed). This may also present an opportunity to ask for modification of the existing parenting time arrangement.

Disclaimer: I am not your attorney if and until a written...
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Q: My step son wants my last name doesn't want his fathers last name doesn't see him or talk to him hardly can we change it

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 10, 2017

I do not consider this to be an expensive case, but it is one for which you will likely need an attorney. Generally, this is the type of case attorneys like myself, who regularly serve the Fargo-Moorhead area, do on a flat fee because we know the amount of time and effort required. Please note that my answer is specific to the state of Minnesota as I see you are asking this question in the Minnesota.

My advice is this - in Minnesota, you will need to file a name change application,...
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Q: There is a chance my wife (petitioner) is pregnant, will this effect my CR1 process in any way?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 6, 2017

Each applicant may have different needs. More information is needed, because if you decide to suddenly leave the U. S., then it is unclear whether you can return in a timely manner. There are financial, legal and personal consequences to consider when deciding whether to file in the U. S. or file with the National Visa Center for consular processing.

As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent, experienced and ethically consider immigration...
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Q: Will I be able to visit the USA while my CR1 visa is being processed? (I'm from London,UK)

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 6, 2017

A person who has a pending green card application is not allowed to enter the US in visitor status. The legal definition of a visitor is a person who intends to return to live permanently at his/her overseas address after travelling to the United States.
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Q: My husband is from mexico, was arrested for a DUI, through our marriage he got his deportation removed and obtained a

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 4, 2017

More information is needed, but it seems like he was unable to complete the process. This means that he may be deported, which can complicate your life as well as custody matters, where there are children.

I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney. Good luck.
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Q: I have joint legal custody since 2009. Overnight stays were verbally agreed upon later, but now she wants to stop that?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 1, 2017

The court order. If you want to modify the order, go back to court.
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Q: Can an employer ask you if you are a U.S. citizen in an application OR during an interview?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 1, 2017

Generally not. A permissible question is whether you are authorized to work in the United States. Citizenship is rarely a bona fide requirement of a job.
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Q: I live in Minnesota and I'm 17, is it legal for me to have sex with someone who is 22?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 1, 2017

The age of consent in Minnesota is 16, but there are some other factors that come into play, such as if the adult party is in a "significant relationship" or "position of authority" or if there are vulnerabilities involved.
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