Hello. A law enforcement officer told me that there is no law against throwing lit fireworks at someone or at their moving car. This, after running at them to do so. Is it legal to light fireworks and throw them at people and at cars in the State of Minnesota? If not, what specific law addresses... Read more »
I'm not sure why a law enforcement officer would tell you that. But throwing a lit firework at a person would certainly be assaultive conduct and throwing one at a moving vehicle would be criminal damage to property if the vehicle was damaged as a result.
No way to say without all the information. Even then, working on ensuring it is more important than attempting to predict. The judge will consider various factors, and rely heavily on your lawyer and the probation officer.
My daughter was arrested for transporting meth from SD in December 2019. Her court date was set for March because of the virus the trial was reset for July 28, my daughter just now received a letter moving her trial until November can they do this she will be in Jail for a year before she is... Read more »
They certainly can if she has not demanded a speedy trial. If she has made such a demand, there is an analysis that gets done about whether her right to a speedy trial is being violated and if so, what the remedy should be. One such remedy might be release from custody. Another such remedy could...Read more »
I would suggest that you consult with an attorney directly the timing of everything going on here. Attorneys, including me, generally will provide a free consultation and they can look at the exact timing in order to best answer your question.
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 »
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 »
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.
An OFP is a one way street. The protected party is not prohibited from doing anything. They can call, text, send gifts, visit etc. None of that is a violation of the OFP. However, if the other party responds to contact initiated by the protected party, it is a crime. A first violation in 10...Read more »
I am being charged with a first degree burglary crime. I was offered a plea agreement which would reduce the sentence to a second degree. I am from Minnesota and there are circumstances and information that has not been considered in this case. I believe that if the judge were aware of the... Read more »
Saying the search was illegal or unlawful is conclusory. You don’t provide enough information here to conclude that the search was impermissible. Folks on supervised release (aka parole) have a lower expectation of privacy and consequently fewer rights. He needs an attorney and to consult with...Read more »
You don't provide nearly enough information to answer this question intelligently. Is your case pending or were you convicted? If you were convicted, how long ago was that conviction? What was the legal issue addressed by the Supreme Court? Was it the U.S. Supreme Court or the Minnesota...Read more »
It is typical that the law allows a citizen to intervene to prevent the commission of a felony. If the felon is armed with deadly force, the penalties for commission and the latitude in preventing the crime are broader accordingly (this is assumption). In a recent conversation, the question came... Read more »
Minnesota statutes authorize police officers to use greater force, and in more situations, than the rest of us. We can see that in the self-defense statutes, for example. We can also compare the statutes for police officer arrest powers, vs the citizen's arrest statute. Self-defense law is...Read more »
Assuming the person who received the citation is asking what to do: First, respond to the citation. A citation is a Summons to court. It requires the person named to respond to arrange a court date. Failure to do so, will lead to a default conviction of a petty misdemeanor; or an arrest warrant...Read more »
The age of consent in Minnesota is 16. I don’t know what the age of consent is in Germany if you are visiting her. That is a question for a German attorney. Dating is not a crime, but there are plenty of potential issues - for example sexting would be a major issue.
Taking a friend to Walmart who had a warrant is not obstructing legal process so there must be more going on here. I’m assuming you are being accused of more than just driving your friend to Walmart. This is a serious charge. You need representation.
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 »
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 »
Sorry, I am really confused by your question. It appears that you left treatment to care for your significant other, but perhaps I misunderstand what you are saying. The biggest thing that you can do right now is remain sober, stay in touch with your probation agent, and comply with any testing...Read more »
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