MINNEAPOLIS CRIMINAL & VETERANS DEFENSE
    • 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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    • Avoid Conviction Through Minnesota Diversion Programs

      A conviction for a misdemeanor crime in Minnesota results in a lengthy jail sentence, expensive fines, and other harsh penalties. Additionally, you can also receive a permanent criminal record which ...

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    • 6 Common Defenses for Drug Possession

      From cocaine and heroin to cannabis and prescription medication, drug possession charges are serious in Minnesota. Possession of small amounts of a Schedule I, II, III, or IV controlled substance is ...

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    • Veterans & the Death Penalty: Why Are We Killing Veterans?

      In its 2015 edition, the University of St. Thomas Law Journal will publish Minneapolis criminal defense attorney and St. Thomas grad Joshua London’s recent manuscript, Why Are We Killing Veterans? The ...

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    • The Fight to Save Andrew Brannan From Execution

      On January 12, 1998 a simple traffic stop on an empty Georgia road ended in a shootout between Andrew Brannan and Sheriff Deputy Kyle Dinkheller. Deputy Dinkheller stopped Mr. Brannan for driving 100 ...

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    • Why You Should Keep Your Divorce Off Social Media

      Social media is nearly impossible to avoid nowadays and, for many, it is a necessary platform for remaining in contact with friends, family, and acquaintances. We share everything, including our daily ...

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    • Divorce Do's & Don'ts

      If you are pursuing divorce, you should know what to do and what not to do. As Minneapolis family lawyers, we have put together some pointers on what you should and should not do while pursuing ...

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    • 4 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney

      A divorce is more than some legal documents. It’s the abandoning of a contract—a contract that both parties wanted to be in at one time, and had the expectation that they would stay in for their whole ...

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    • 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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    • Overview of Domestic Assault Laws in Minnesota

      Domestic assault is a sensitive subject in Minnesota, no matter how you approach it. Due to the implications of someone intentionally harming their loved ones, judges, juries, and the public can ...

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    • 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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    • Drug Trafficking in Minnesota

      Drug trafficking is a statewide and international illegal trade which involves the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and sale of controlled substances. It is estimated that the drug industry ...

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    • Minnesota Marijuana Laws

      The legalization of cannabis has swept the country over the past decade. So far, ten states have legalized recreational use of marijuana, while 33 states made it legal to use the plant for medical ...

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  • DWI
    • 3 Aggravating Factors in a Minnesota DWI

      DWI is an “enhanceable offense” in Minnesota, meaning the severity of a drunk driving charge is based on several aggravating factors that are present during the arrest. The presence of one or more of ...

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    • How a DWI Conviction Affects Education

      Not only can a DWI conviction have a lasting impact on your employment opportunities, it can also have a negative effect on your academics. Whether you are in high school or enrolled in college, there ...

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    • How a DWI Conviction Affects Employment

      A DWI conviction not only results in jail time, license suspension and fines, it can have a negative impact on your career and future employment opportunities. What Happens When You Apply for a Job ...

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    • How Long Does a Juvenile Crime Stay on My Record

      As an alleged criminal offender, your child will have to deal with all of the consequences of a conviction for juvenile delinquency, including a record of the offense. This will impact many aspects of ...

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    • New Minnesota Laws Help People With Criminal Records Find Jobs

      According to a recent Wall Street Journal article , nearly 80 million Americans have criminal records. As Minnesota expungement attorneys, we are well-acquainted with the devastating impact a criminal ...

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    • More Minnesotans Eligible to Have Criminal Records Sealed

      On May 14, 2014 Governor Mark Dayton signed H.F. 2576 , a bill that revamped Minnesota’s expungement laws. What will this mean for Minnesotans who have a criminal record? The new law gives courts the ...

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    • Attorney Ryan Else, of Brockton D. Hunter P.A., Named an Up & Coming Attorney of 2017

      Our firm, Brockton D. Hunter P.A. , is thrilled to announce our very own Attorney Ryan Else has been named a top Minnesota Lawyer by the Up & Coming Attorney of 2017 award. This incredible honor ...

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    • 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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    • 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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    • Minnesota Lawmakers Set to Tighten State's DWI Laws on ATVs and Snowmobiles

      The House unanimously approved a bill last month that will apply the DWI law to ATVs and snowmobiles. The legislation was inspired by the death of Alan Geisenkoetter Jr., an 8-year-old boy who was ...

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    • What is the Age of Consent in Minnesota?

      The age of consent in Minnesota is 16 years old. Furthermore, a child between 13 and 16 of age can legally consent to sex with someone who is not more than two years older than them. However, if an ...

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    • Is Revenge Porn Illegal in Minnesota?

      In modern romantic relationships, it is common for couples to share intimate photos and videos of each other through texts, e-mails, and other messaging services available on a cell phone or online. ...

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    • Final Four Sex Trafficking Bust in Minneapolis

      U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis hosted 2019 NCAA Final Four, where Virginia’s D-1 men’s basketball team won the NCAA Championship after 68 competed in this year’s March Madness. However, the Twin ...

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    • Brockton's Work for Veterans

      Our firm believes in defending those who risked their lives to protect ours. In 2014, there were about 2.7 million American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and 8.2 million Vietnam-era ...

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    • Charged With a White Collar Crime? What You Should Know..

      White collar crime convictions are on the rise in the state of Minnesota. This is because the local federal U.S. Attorney’s Office now has a group of lawyers who specialize in prosecuting white collar ...

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