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Can I Be Arrested Without a Warrant in Minnesota?

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, an arrest is the “placing of a person in custody or under restraint, usually for the purpose of compelling obedience to the law.” A warrant is an “authorization in writing empowering the bearer or bearers to perform an act or to execute an office.” So a warrant basically gives the person… Read more »

Who Is Allowed to See My Record Once Expunged?

It can be difficult for a person who has a criminal record to do many things, such as get a job or an apartment. As soon as your potential employer/landlord does a background check, they’ll figure out that you have a criminal record, and this will pretty much negate your chances of getting that job… Read more »

What is The Age of Consent in Minnesota?

Reaching certain benchmark ages typically comes with more freedom to make your own decisions, as well as more responsibility for yourself as you grow up. Some of those benchmarks are cultural, but others are very real in a legal sense. One of those is the age of consent, which is the age where someone can… Read more »

Can a Case Be Dismissed if Miranda Rights Aren’t Read?

Before the police interrogate anyone who is in their custody, they have to give them the Miranda warning which is worded as follows: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot… Read more »

What Are the Consequences of a Felony DWI?

In Minnesota, the consequences of a felony DWI begin when someone is charged with that offense. However, that person doesn’t receive criminal penalties as a consequence unless there’s a conviction. The following is a brief overview of what felony DWI is and the difference between the administrative sanctions for being charged and the criminal penalties… Read more »

Do I Have the Right to Remain Silent During a Traffic Stop?

“You have the right to remain silent,” is more than a popular phrase from TV shows. During police encounters, it’s a right that’s protected by the U.S. Constitution. This right pertains no matter where you are: on foot, in a public place, or in a vehicle. However, some unique scenarios arise during traffic stops that the… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Domestic Abuse No Contract Orders

In Minnesota, a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order (DANCO) may be put into place after certain criminal charges. The terms of a DANCO prohibit the defendant from making specific direct or indirect contact with the alleged victim. Direct contact can include going to the other party’s home or place of work, making phone calls, or… Read more »

How to Get a Work Permit After a DWI Conviction

Minnesota is, fortunately, one state that allows some drivers who have had their drivers’ license suspended to obtain a limited license which enables them to drive during their suspension period. Not everybody is eligible for a limited license and these licenses come with restrictions that must be strictly followed. Drivers who have had their license… Read more »