Have you ever done something you thought would be funny and only later found out what a bad idea it was? We’re guessing a 23-year-old Farmington woman has. She was recently charged in connection with the alleged theft of a limousine, which she then reportedly drove drunk. According to WCCO, the woman was part of …Continue reading "Farmington Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk In Stolen Limo"
In the state of Minnesota, there are several acts that could be considered a theft crime. These crimes are considered to be what we call “wobbler” offenses because they can be categorized as either a misdemeanor or felony crime depending on how severe the defense was and how much the stolen property was worth. When …Continue reading "What Are the Penalties for Theft in Minnesota?"
The Minnesota Court of Appeals decided that Defendants may withdraw guilty pleas if he or she is not informed that deportation may result from the conviction. Rene Rayes Campos entered a guilty plea in 2009 to simple robbery for the benefit of a gang. Mr. Campos, who had been a legal U.S. citizen for nearly …Continue reading "Withdrawal of Guilty Plea Allowed When Defendant Not Informed of Deportation Risk"
The Minnesota Court of Appeals filed an opinion regarding awards of restitution on October 19, 2010 that reversed a district court finding that allowed for a corporate victim to be awarded restitution more than double what they agreed to be awarded in a related civil case. See State v. Ramsay. A previous court of appeals …Continue reading "Restitution Awards"