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  • What Is the Statute of Limitations for Criminal Charges in Minnesota?
    What Is the Statute of Limitations for Criminal Charges in Minnesota?

    When it comes to criminal cases , prosecutors must file charges within a certain amount of time after a crime has been committed. This time-frame is known as the statute of limitations. If prosecutors ...

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  • What Is the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault in Minnesota?
    What Is the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault in Minnesota?

    Statute of limitations is the amount of time a person or prosecutor has to file a lawsuit. If the statute of limitations expires before a lawsuit is filed, the case will be dismissed. The state of ...

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  • What Is Sextortion?
    What Is Sextortion?

    Sextortion involves the use of coercion or threats to force an individual to send sexually explicit photos and/or videos of themselves. Essentially, the term is short for sexual extortion. The person ...

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  • What Constitutes Harassment in Minnesota?
    What Constitutes Harassment in Minnesota?

    According to Minnesota law, harassment occurs when a person knowingly engages in behavior that adversely affects the person subject to the conduct. Specifically, Minnesota Statutes § 609.749 provides ...

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  • What Is Minnesota's Shoplifting Law?
    What Is Minnesota's Shoplifting Law?

    Generally, shoplifting is when someone takes an item from a store without paying for it. But it also includes instances of people using tricks or deception to leave the retailer without paying full ...

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  • Is Taking Someone Else's Mail Considered Mail Fraud?
    Is Taking Someone Else's Mail Considered Mail Fraud?

    Taking someone else's mail is a crime. But it's not mail fraud. Under federal law, mail fraud occurs when a person uses the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) or a commercial mail carrier to further a fraud ...

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