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    • The Castle Doctrine in Minnesota

      If you have been accused of murder or manslaughter in Minnesota, you may be able to avoid conviction if you acted in self-defense when using deadly force to protect yourself or others. However, ...

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

      Statute of Limitations for Criminal Charges 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 ...

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • You Got Caught with Drugs, Now What?

      For those who are charged with a drug possession crime , their lives may change tremendously. The price to pay can be high, and oftentimes, it’s more than just the monetary amount. A conviction can ...

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    • Can You Be Convicted of a Drug Crime by Association?

      In Minnesota, a person could be charged with drug possession —even if he/she doesn’t have physical possession of the substance. The state courts can still convict someone of this drug crime by ...

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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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  • DWI
    • Driving While Intoxicated: Marijuana

      The legalization of marijuana has swept the nation in recent years. But with the inflation of both recreational and medical marijuana use, there’s been a growing concern about its impact on people’s ...

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    • Can I Get a Minnesota DWI as a Passenger?

      If you’re out drinking and find yourself in the passenger’s seat of a vehicle that is driven by a drunk or buzzed motorist, you may assume that you cannot be charged with a DWI . Since you’re not ...

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    • 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 Long Does a Juvenile Crime Stay on My Record

      Juvenile Expungement in Minnesota 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 ...

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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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    • Holiday Office Parties & Sex Crimes

      Now that the holidays are around the corner, many U.S. companies are about to throw their annual office parties. These parties typically consist of a fancy dinner spread, an open bar, and a DJ for ...

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    • Do I Have to Register as a Sex Offender in Minnesota Forever?

      A sex crime in Minnesota can lead to extremely harsh penalties. Not only does a conviction result in a lengthy prison sentence, but also registration as a sex offender, so the public can track your ...

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    • What is the Age of Consent in Minnesota?

      Minnesota Age of Consent 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 ...

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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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