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Hire an Attorney to Prevent Wrongful Imprisonment

If you have been wrongfully accused of a felony offense it is important you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, 90 people were released from prison in 2013 after being wrongfully imprisoned. So far this year 31 people have been released. Being innocent of a crime does not …

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Do I need to get an Attorney for my DWI?

Should I Hire an Attorney for a DWI? In Minnesota, the consequences of a DWI conviction can include: Fines Community Service Drug/alcohol treatment Jail time Driver’s license revocation or cancellation Requirement that any vehicle you operate be equipped with ignition interlock device Vehicle forfeiture or seizure License plate impoundment Requirement that any vehicle you operate …

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What Could be the Consequences of a DWI with a Child in the Car?

When a DWI arrest occurs, the driver may not be the only occupant of the vehicle. There may be any number of passengers, including children. DWI incidents involving child passengers are common (one recent example involves a man arrested on the I-94 for DWI with a 16-month-old child in the car). If there’s a child …

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What Constitutes Criminal Vehicular Operation in Minnesota?

As a follow-up on a recent case of a Minneapolis man charged with over 20 counts of criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation, it’s important to have a look at how these crimes are defined in the state of Minnesota. Criminal vehicular operation involves a crash that takes place under any of the following …

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3 Charges Against Eden Prairie Man After Fatal Car Accident

On Aug. 1, a 46-year-old Eden Prairie man lost control of his vehicle, slammed into a utility pole and rolled over. His passenger died in the accident. On Friday, Dec. 6, the man was arrested and charged with three counts of vehicular homicide, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Authorities think the man had a …

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Felony Charges of Fleeing a Peace Officer- Case Dismissed

Trial lawyer Anthony M. Grostyan recently took on a felony case in Wright County. The formal charges against his client were for fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle. This crime is described further in the Minnesota Statutes § 609.487, subd. 3. The client was also facing fourth degree DWI charges according to Minnesota …

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What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

Criminal offenses are broken into two different categories throughout most states here in the U.S. and those are misdemeanors and felonies. Both misdemeanors and felonies can lead to a trial where your case will be heard before a judge. Sometimes a jury trial can be attainable for certain misdemeanor offenses. When facing either a misdemeanor …

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DNA Sample Required Even Though No Conviction

In an unsurprising set of opinions filed January 25, 2012, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the requirement that defendants and juveniles charged with a crime that requires a DNA sample, but not convicted of that particular crime, still need to submit a DNA sample if they are convicted of another crime, even if that crime …

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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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