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Police Investigations

posted on November 15, 2013

A common question that comes up is whether you should talk to the police before you’ve been charged. Most people want to state their side of the story and hopefully avoid prosecution. However, as the Miranda warning states, anything you say can be used against you. As with most legal questions, there is no clear […]

When to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

posted on November 11, 2013

During a criminal investigation, it is possible that the police will have several suspects in mind. As a result, it can seem challenging to determine when is the right time to hire a white collar attorney St. Paul. Depending on the situation, the best time to contact a lawyer and prepare to defend against criminal […]

Minnesota DWI Law — The Brooks Decision

posted on October 23, 2013

Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court released its decision in State v. Brooks, which analyzed how Minnesota’s implied consent laws interact with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McNeely last year. Under McNeely, police officers are required to get a warrant to test the blood of  a suspected DWI driver. However, Minnesota has a law that says police can ask […]

Minnesota Criminal Trial Practice

posted on April 5, 2013

In Minnesota, a criminal proceeding usually has three phases: the arraignment, omnibus/pretrial, and trial phases. I’ve written about the first two phases, so here is a brief summary of how a criminal action, such as a DWI, assault, theft, or drug charge, might resolve if the parties cannot reach a plea agreement or if the […]

Omnibus Hearing in Minnesota

posted on March 19, 2013

Previously, I talked about what happens at a first appearance in a criminal case in Minnesota.  So, what happens at the second appearance — typically called the omnibus hearing or pretrial hearing?  Here is some general information about what to expect. Whether your case is a DWI, assault, drugs, prostitution, or other crime, hopefully you […]

Minnesota First Appearance for Criminal Case

posted on March 11, 2013

First Appearance for Minnesota Criminal Case As a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney, the first thing many people ask when they call is what will happen at their first appearance.  Although it varies depending on the charge and the county, three things typically happen at your first court appearance: Bail or conditions of release will be […]