Criminal Defense Blog


What is Arson?

When fire ravages a home, or destroys your property, it’s often an unfortunate accident. If someone is hurt, or killed, then an accident becomes a tragedy. However, not every fire is a result of an out-of-control cigarette butt, or an accident in the kitchen. Sometimes fires are set deliberately, and when that happens the resulting…

Fraud? What’s Fraud?

No one likes feeling conned, least of all Minnesotans. That’s why they come down so hard on this type of white-collar crime. A guilty finding for fraud imperils businesses and relationships, so it behooves a person to know about fraud law. It is more complicated than many people realize. According to Bench And Bar of Minnesota…

What Are White-Collar Crimes?

You turn on the news in the morning, and you hear that someone stole over $25 million. In your mind’s eye, you probably picture a Hollywood-style bank job, where a team of burglars pick a big target, disable the security system, and pack rolls of cash into huge duffel bags. Maybe they roar off into…

Frequently Asked Questions about Minnesota DWIs

DWI laws in the state of Minnesota vary depending on the situation. It is important to know your rights as well as the potential penalties. The following are some of the top frequently asked questions about Minnesota DWIs. What is Considered over the Legal Limit? In Minnesota, an alcohol concentration of .08 or above is…

When You Have Been Charged With Drug Crimes

Drug crimes constitute a complicated area of the law, and the state of Minnesota takes them very seriously. You can wind up spending years in jail if you are not careful, so it is important to know what to expect in such a case. The Basics There are some drugs that governments classify as ‘controlled…

The Basics Of Minnesota Bankruptcy Fraud Law

Accusations of fraud are taken very seriously in Minnesota. If you have been threatened with a suit for bankruptcy fraud, or you think you might be in the future, you will need to know the basics of bankruptcy fraud law. These are the fundamental elements. What’s Bankruptcy Fraud? When you file for bankruptcy, you have to…

What to Keep in Mind When Seeking a Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you’ve been charged with a crime, the best thing you can do is to seek a good criminal defense attorney to consult with and represent you in court. Criminal charges are quite serious and it’s important that you understand the justice system if you’re facing a trial. You’ll want to make certain you’re represented…

Types of Expungements Available in Minnesota

Having a criminal record, no matter how minor, can cause problems for many years to come. Even when the charges against you were dropped or you paid your debt to society, the criminal record continues to follow you. Potential employers and landlords typically run background checks when you apply for a job or apartment. When…

When Police Want to Question You, Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer

The thought of being questioned by the police probably evoke, at the very least, a sense of anxiety and for some a feeling of dread. People are questioned for various reasons; they may or may not be the target of the investigation, but no matter the reason, it’s unnerving. Furthermore, how you handle police questioning…

Minnesota DWI/DUI Basics: What to Know if You Have Been Charged

Driving while intoxicated in the State of Minnesota is a serious crime, with serious repercussions. If you or a loved one has been charged with DWI in Minnesota, you probably have a lot of questions about what the charges mean, their penalties, and what happens next. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the…