Monthly Archives: December 2011

What Should I Do if I’m Stopped for DWI?

Particularly during the holidays, it is not uncommon to see reminders that extra DWI enforcement will be out. If after a night of merriment, you happen to be stopped by law enforcement, here are some tips on how best to proceed: -Have your driver’s license and proof of insurance ready for the officer. -Do not …

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Predatory Offender Registration Not Required for Defendant

The Minnesota Court of Appeals determined that a district court erred when they ordered a Defendant to register as a predatory offender. See State of Minnesota vs. Stevie Junior Killett. Defendant Stevie Junior Killett was charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct, third degree attempted criminal sexual conduct, fourth degree criminal sexual conduct, and fifth …

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Defendant to be Resentenced after District Court Erred by Imposing Jail in Lieu of Prison

A Dakota County District Court’s Sentencing Order was reversed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals because the District Court did not impose prison for the Defendant in a controlled-substance case. State of Minnesota vs. Brett Allyn Michling was reversed and remanded for resentencing because the District Court erred by not ordering Michling be committed to …

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Jail Time Found to be Reasonable Condition

In State of Minnesota vs. David Steven Moody, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s imposition of jail time for a Defendant who had no prior criminal record. Defendant David Steven Moody entered into an agreement whereby he would receive a stay of adjudication of his guilty plea to a fifth-degree controlled substance …

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