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Third Degree Assault 609.223 In MN

So, you’re being charged with a 3rd degree assault. But what does that really mean? Minnesota Statute 609.223 says: Here’s what that means in detail: First, the prosecutor needs to prove that there was an assault . There are two ways someone can assault another...

Self Defense: A Lifesaver

Self defense can be a lifesaver, literally and figuratively. It’s one of my favorite defenses in criminal law, and I’ve successfully used it in dozens of cases. But self defense does have its limits, at least in Minnesota. For now, I’ll group self defense into three...

Residential Mortgage Fraud 609.822

Prosecution for alleged mortgage fraud cases in Minnesota has exponentially increased since 2007. This is due to several factors including but not limited to the crash of the real estate market and the willingness of the mortgage industry to gloss over sound lending...

Miranda: Say “I Want A Lawyer”

Young people often lack good judgment and make mistakes. It’s part of growing up. However, youthful mistakes can result in criminal charges and serious consequences that can cast a long shadow over a once-bright future. At Arrested MN, we represent clients in juvenile...

How To Remove A B Card Restriction

In Minnesota, people with at least three DWI’s in their lifetime may have a “B Card” restriction on their driver’s license. What that means is that the DMV has placed an alcohol restriction on your driver’s license. If you’re caught consuming ANY amount of alcohol,...

Gang Databases: Potential For Abuse

Goodbye, GangNet Gang databases are dangerous. In theory, they can be a proper tool of law enforcement. But in practice, they can be abused. Having your name on a gang database is troubling, especially if you’re not actually in a gang. Law enforcement and prosecutors...