Pipeline Protestors’ Case Sets New Defense Precedent

Several of the people arrested as a result of a pipeline protest that took place in October of last year are facing felony charges including criminal damage to critical public service facilities, among other charges. Four of these protesters have their cases being heard in Minnesota Court. The judge presiding over these cases has ruled that… Read more »

Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Minnesota? We Can Help.

If you’ve been charged with disorderly conduct in the state of Minnesota, you’re not alone. Because the disorderly conduct law broadly encompasses many types of behavior, it’s a relatively common charge. According to Minnesota statutes, you can be charged with disorderly conduct for: Brawling or fighting Behavior or language that is unruly, offensive, obscene, abusive… Read more »

Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) Charges Need a Knowledgeable Minnesota Lawyer

When you live in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, chances are that you’ll probably enjoy some fun outings on a motorboat. It’s estimated that there are over 800,000 boats of all types registered in Minnesota, and of those, approximately sixty-eight percent are motorboats. Because of the accident risks associated with operating motorboats, Minnesota’s statutes regulate… Read more »

Minnesota DWI, Whiskey Plates and Innocent Owners

Minnesota drivers who have been involved in certain types of DWI incidents may have their registration plates impounded and are then required to purchase “whiskey plates”. These plates, easily identified by the letter “W” that appears at the beginning of the plate number, immediately alert law enforcement that  the car was involved in a DWI. The… Read more »

Misdemeanors & Felonies: Both Can Negatively Impact Your Life

When you think about getting in serious trouble, you might think about being charged with and convicted of a felony crime. Obviously, a felony is a much more serious charge than a misdemeanor, and it can affect things like your ability to own a gun. Even though felonies are certainly the most serious when you… Read more »

DWI: It’s Not Just a Traffic Ticket Anymore

Even though you are probably well aware of the dangers that can go along with drinking and driving, you might not realize just how seriously the courts take DWI charges nowadays. Years ago, these cases were handled as being not much more serious than your average traffic ticket. People were sometimes able to get their… Read more »

Have You Been Accused of a Minnesota White Collar Crime?

White collar crimes are serious matters, and being convicted can carry heavy penalties. Because these crimes are violations of federal government laws, they can be prosecuted at both the state and federal levels. If a person is convicted, the sentence is more extensive and can include lengthy imprisonment in a federal detention center as well as hefty… Read more »

1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and Burglary Charges Dismissed

The Anderson Law Firm recently was successful in having charges of 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and 1st Degree Burglary dismissed in Meeker County District Court. In this case, our client was accused of forcing his way into a home and sexually assaulting another individual therein. Despite the lack of any physical evidence and no… Read more »

Child Pornography Charges for Local High School Principal

What is Criminal Sexual Conduct? It is a grouping of crimes that include some of the following: Rape Molestation Incest Sexual assault Statutory rape Child Pornography For Chanhassen High School principal, Timothy Scott Dorway, criminal sexual conduct means child pornography. Dorway was arrested at his home in early December by authorities who received a tip… Read more »

Do you know your gun rights?

The second amendment, which is the right to ‘keep and bear arms’ is and has come under scrutiny and been subjected to interpretation since inception in December 1791. Despite the continued controversy over the meaning of this amendment the inalienable right to possess a firearm for protection has not changed. Although Gun Rights apply to a person’s… Read more »