MINNEAPOLIS CRIMINAL & VETERANS DEFENSE

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  • Can Victims of Domestic Violence in Minnesota Drop the Charges?
    Can Victims of Domestic Violence in Minnesota Drop the Charges?

    Although spouses and family members love one another unconditionally, disagreements can still occur. Unfortunately, heated arguments can turn into a physical dispute that results in law enforcement ...

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  • Minnesota Hands-Free Law Explained
    Minnesota Hands-Free Law Explained

    Effective as of August 1, 2019, the Minnesota hands-free law prohibits drivers from holding their cellphone in their hand while operating a motor vehicle. However, hands-free doesn’t necessarily mean ...

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  • Drug Courts in Minnesota
    Drug Courts in Minnesota

    Drug possession in Minnesota is associated with harsh penalties. A conviction for a small amount of various types of controlled substances is punishable by a maximum five-year prison term and fines ...

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  • Supreme Court Rules Police Can Order Blood Drawn from Unconscious DWI Suspects
    Supreme Court Rules Police Can Order Blood Drawn from Unconscious DWI Suspects

    At the end of July, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote that law enforcement may order blood drawn from an unconscious DWI suspect—even without a warrant. Although the Fourth Amendment requires ...

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  • What is a Motion to Suppress?
    What is a Motion to Suppress?

    During a criminal investigation, police officers must follow certain laws and procedures to ensure the evidence is collected legally and without bias, provide transparency, and protect the suspect’s ...

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  • What Happens to My CDL After a Minnesota DWI?
    What Happens to My CDL After a Minnesota DWI?

    Commercial drivers operate large vehicles such as semi-trucks and buses every day to make a living and support their families. Anybody who transports people or heavy/hazardous material has more ...

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