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What are the types of drug crimes in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, a drug offense is called a controlled substance crime.  Generally, under Minnesota law, there are five (5) degrees of controlled substance crime.  For each level, there are then
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What levels of assault are there under Minnesota law?

In the State of Minnesota, generally, there are five (5) levels of assault, and, domestic assault. An assault is defined as doing an act with intent to cause fear in
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Threats violence child endangerment 312

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether the evidence was sufficient for defendant’s threats of violence conviction? Defendant was convicted of threats of violence against his daughter, and, his son.  Defendant was also
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Interference with privacy while sleeping 314

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether defendant did not violate the interference with privacy statute when he used his phone to video his girlfriend naked without her consent? The defendant used his
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Pornography between children juveniles criminality 544

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether pornography between children juveniles violates the law? Juvenile defendant was adjudicated delinquent for disseminating and attempting to aid and abet the dissemination of pornographic work, fifth
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Knowledge of prohibited person status 597

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Was there sufficient evidence to establish that defendant knew he was a prohibited person?     Defendant was convicted of illegal possession of a firearm.  He appealed.  On appeal,
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Methamphetamine lab restitution clean up 355

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether a District Court has the authority to order restitution for the clean up costs for a methamphetamine lab?     Defendant was convicted of possession and manufacturing of
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Threats assault federal official 220

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether the trial court did not err in its sentence of defendant on threats to assault and murder a federal official?    Defendant pleaded guilty to threatening to
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What is Criminal Expungement Law? 529

We all have done things we wish we could just make everyone forget. Expungement law is kind of like that, but in a legal sense. Expungements help in obtaining employment
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Expungement of 1994 crack conviction 141

Petitioner argued that the trial court erred by determining that two of her criminal records were not eligible for statutory expungement, a 1994 record for felony possession of a crack
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Physical inability to test 269

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether defendant met his burden of proving physical inability to test? Defendant challenged the implied consent revocation of his drivers license, following a DWI.  There are two
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Can I Lose My 2nd Amendment Rights? 497

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and
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Reckless disregard threats constitutional 166

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether the terroristic threats statute, reckless disregard section, is not unconstitutional? Defendant challenged the constitutionality of the threats of violence statute, reckless disregard section, §609.713, subd. 1,
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What Should I Look For In A Criminal Defense Lawyer? 550

If you have been arrested, you need a criminal defense lawyer, but who should you hire? How do you choose? We'll tell you what to look for and what to expect from your attorney.
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Restitution fleeing police damage 195

CASE LAW UPDATE:  If a defendant’s flees a police officer in a motor vehicle, he will be required to pay for the damage to the squad car caused in trying
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