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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: How can I get my gun rights back?

My felony drops to a misdemenor when probation is completed. My probation will be complete in the next 3 months and want to know if i can purchase and own firearms or not, or if I can have my rights restored

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Aug 23, 2021

That depends what you were convicted of and whether it is a crime of violence. The question is impossible to answer without that information.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: i am a victim of an on going organized theft ring, With in the employment of Catholic Charities employees and staff .

On going as we speak and every moment I am trying to seek legal representation and consultation im a continued victim of a criminal enterprise. I need a downtown lawyer to discuss legal strategy. The alleged perpetrators actions was not only criminal in its intent but deadly in its execution. I... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 2, 2021

You should report any criminal activity to police. For a civil lawsuit, you should consult directly with a personal injury attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: 1n 2002 I had a dismissed 5th degree assault.I received a permit to purchase in minn.a couple months ago.And was denied

My son testified and ther getting out after 10 years.a third party said jf they dont fint my son I could be in danger.there very dangerous

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 15, 2021

Your post doesn't make sense. You should consult directly with an attorney for help with your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: Who do I contact to report criminal acts committed by a Judge?
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 18, 2021

You can report any criminal activity to the police.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Minnesota on
Q: Someone accused me of a crime I'm innocent of. I have a strong feeling they are the ones that did it.

If I take the blame for their crime to save them, can the prison sentence be removed?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 16, 2021

If you take the blame, you also take the consequences - including a potential prison sentence. Pleading guilty to something you didn’t do is a terrible idea. Get an attorney on board to help you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: If I am convicted in CA state court, then after I've been sentenced to 4 yrs in prison, but before I've began to serve..

If I am convicted in CA state court, then after I've been sentenced to 4 yrs in prison, but before I've began to serve this sentence the judge lets me out on bond pending appeal. While out on bond pending appeal I'm arrested for a federal offense, convicted and sentenced for said... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 15, 2021

This is a question best asked and answered in a California criminal law forum. But concurrent vs. consecutive is usually determined by the second court that sentences you. The bigger issue that you will run into is how California determines credit. For example, if this happened in Minnesota with... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: hi, i am trying to see if Carmen Wells Hudson has a criminal record here in the state of Missouri?

such as in; fraud, or the defendant of the witchcraft area?

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Nov 27, 2020

The information on how to run a criminal background check in Missouri can be found at https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/CRID/crimRecChk.html

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: Can a person get life in Federal prison time for selling a half gram of heroin to a person in a treatment center?

My son sold a half gram of heroin to someone in a treatment center and he overdosed but is alright now. The problem also is he lives in Moorhead MN and the treatment center is Fargo ND. They say it is trafficking and said that unless he works with them they will push for life in a federal prison.... Read more »

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Apr 29, 2020

I know the circumstances of my client's cases. But I don't have the facts on other cases. In general however, drug crime penalties are cruel and severe. And in federal court, some drug crimes can result in life imprisonment sentences. So caution would be prudent. But drug police... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: My Dad was arrested for sexual conduct of the first-degree 8 years ago and I was wondering if anyone could look into it?

re My Dad's case. I was wondering if someone could look into the case to see if it was unfair and I understand it may be difficult do to the coronavirus pandemic and I do not have any money because I am only 13 years of age so unless you accept pocket change I understand if you cannot look... Read more »

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Apr 28, 2020

I would encourage you to talk to your mom or other adult family member to ask them to help you work on this. There are things you could do, together, to look into the matter. But it will be difficult for a juvenile to do those things without help from a trusted adult family member. Also, I would... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Q: What are the consequences if someone presses charges on you for throwing lemonade on their parked car?

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.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher 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 »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: Is there anything that clearly defines "plain sight", either federally or in Minnesota law?

I believe that the case against me is questionable as they used "plain sight" as reason to pull me over after they searched my vehicle in my absence. Unlit parking lot, tinted windows, an hour and a half after sunset. But for the life of me I cant find a clear definition of what... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Apr 11, 2020

The term that you are looking for is "plain view." "Plain view" occurs when law enforcement is in a law enforcement is in a location that they are allowed to be in and they see something that is contraband without having to manipulate the object. So for example, if an illegal... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Native American Law for Minnesota on
Q: i was recently convicted of assaualt resulting in serious bodily injury in which there was,no statement by the vicvictim

pertaining i was the one that assaulted her and nor did she show to testifie in trial,in which i was still found guilty

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 15, 2020

There’s not really a question here but you should file an appeal if you believe that you were wrongfully convicted. I presume that the government had other evidence such as third party witnesses or out of court statements, but it’s impossible to weigh in on the conviction with the limited... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: in Ted Bundy's court cases and trials, how was he able to represent himself and get so well known and favored for it?

What were his arguements and how did the court proceed to convict and order his penalties?

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 26, 2020

This site isn’t designed to substitute for that kind of research. There is plenty of information on bundy available on the web for you to read up on.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: What does it mean when you’re charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony or flight

There’s two charges for that, along w aggravated robbery and trespassing somewhere he was ordered to stay away from

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Dec 26, 2019

Here is an excerpt from Minnesota's current kidnapping crime statute: "609.25 KIDNAPPING.

§ Subdivision 1. Acts constituting. Whoever, for any of the following purposes, confines or removes from one place to another, any person without the person's consent or, if the person...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Need lawyer to do paper work for federal tort claim against bca and a agent have all evidence paper work .. there admit

They arrest me sat in jail month bailed out trial began then they stoped. Bca brought to courts attn they made error in there records I had fulfilled my duty as of 9_17 arrested 5_18 for supposed crime ..now there saying they wanna expungement court under Judical inherent authority..for me...... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Sep 29, 2019

It is unclear what your "federal tort" claim might be. Contact civil rights attorneys directly about this issue.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: When did the USA start requiring bar certification for federal public defenders
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 28, 2018

This has always been required. A lawyer cannot practice in Federal Court absent being a licensed attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: Minnesota charge dv and disorderly conduct. Deal dismiss dv and defer adjudication on the dc, would I be ban from gun
Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Oct 5, 2018

A misdemeanor domestic assault conviction causes a federal law gun rights disability under current law. The Minnesota Disorderly Conduct statute (609.72) includes three different provisions. One of those is "engages in brawling or fighting." I am aware of cases where police have used a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Federal Crimes and International Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can I still get a passport to travel outside of US, since I am no longer under probation?

I have served time in the work house for 2 and a half months in the state of MN. My probation ended in Jan 17, 2017 and was wondering if I can get a passport and travel outside say, the Philippines?

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Apr 26, 2018

If you are a US citizen, you should be able to get a passport to travel abroad.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: Can a federal AUSA prosecutor bar a spouse from attending a preliminary meeting sharing evidence before charges filed.
Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Jan 29, 2018

Since such a meeting would be by agreement of both sides, one side could set a condition like that. The other side would be free to refuse, or accept the condition. So the answer is yes, but by agreement. The target could refuse the meeting without the spouse, but then the AUSA could refuse to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: I'm on federal pre trial how likely do you think i'am to be released on probation since this is my first offense?

I signed a plea agreement to drop 3 other charges and to plead guilty to 1 count of attempted robbery

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Oct 12, 2017

More information would be needed to understand how difficult it may be to get federal probation. If you had the Complaint or Indictment, criminal history and plea agreement, then one could determine the maximum sentence, any applicable statutory mandatory minimums, the presumptive sentence under... Read more »

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