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 »

What is The Minnesota Open Bottle Law?

Drinking and driving is a serious concern across the country, and over the past several decades punishments for it have become more and more severe. Not only that, but many actions associated with drinking and driving have now become offenses in their own right. One of these actions are so-called “open bottle laws,” which generally… Read more »

How much will it cost to hire a criminal defense lawyer?

If you’ve been served with criminal charges, you’re going to need to hire an attorney for yourself. Securing a confident and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer is the key to winning your case. The consequences of criminal charges are often very severe, like jail time and heavy fines. A good criminal defense lawyer can help you get the… Read more »

Can the Police Detain You for No Reason?

Arrested? Call Attorney Kirk Anderson Today! In Minnesota, the police must have a reason for stopping you and detaining you. Knowing what a detainment is can help you obey the law and cooperate with the police. In addition, you’ll have a better understanding of how to protect your rights during police interactions. Detainment versus Being Arrested… Read more »

What Happens if I Refuse to Answer Police Questions?

During interactions with the police, your right to remain silent is protected by the US Constitution. In Minnesota, you cannot be arrested just for refusing to answer questions asked by the police. What happens if you refuse to answer police questions depends on the type of encounteryou are having. Types of Police Encounters Generally speaking, there are three… Read more »

What Does a Criminal Lawyer Do?

What does a criminal lawyer do? The simplest answer is he or she defends individuals accused of crimes. However, the process of defending someone is complex and involves numerous activities, which require a diverse skill set. Here’s a glimpse of what a criminal lawyer does for clients. Research Cases To build a strong defense for… Read more »

Top 8 Skills Needed to Be a Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer

Obtaining the best results possible for their clients is the ultimate goal of a criminal defense lawyer.  To reach that goal, a criminal defense lawyer needs the following eight skills. Analytical Skills Developing an appropriate strategy for a criminal case often requires analytical and creative thinking. The criminal defense lawyer also uses analytical skills to ask the… Read more »