Being accused for a sexual assault charge is one of the austere crimes that you can be arrested for- once you are convicted of sexual assault you are never really able to rid yourself of it. The stakes are high and the possible penalties are extreme. If you have been arrest for a crime of …Continue reading "Need an Attorney for a Sexual Assault Charge in Minneapolis?"
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 …Continue reading "Predatory Offender Registration Not Required for Defendant"
In an unpublished opinion, the Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s order suppressing two interviews in a criminal sexual conduct case involving a minor on the basis that the interviews were conducted in violation of Minnesota state law and were unreliable hearsay. State v. William Franklin Wanner. On December 31, 2009, William Wanner was …Continue reading "Suppression of statements in 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct Case Upheld"
In a special opinion issued by the Minnesota Court of Appeals, a judge is not required to remove him or herself from presiding over a case that is being prosecuted by the office where the judge’s spouse is employed. The trial of the former captain of the Minneapolis Park Police on charges of 1st Degree …Continue reading "Court of Appeals Considers Judge’s “Intimate Relationship.”"
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in an unpublished opinion filed January 11, 2011 that a Defendant who was acquitted by a jury of two-counts of criminal sexual conduct is still required to register as a predatory offender because he was convicted of additional charges arising out of the same set of circumstances. Defendant allegedly …Continue reading "Predatory Registration Required When Defendant Acquitted of Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges?"