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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Blog

What is a Brief?
  • On Behalf Of: Ryan Pacyga
  • Published: February 16, 2021
  • Category: General Blogs ,

In a criminal case, sometimes motions are filed. When a motion is filed, a judge has one of two options to tell the lawyers what to do after we argue it. Once a lawyer files a motion, for example, let's say it's to try to get the case thrown out for an illegal traffic stop or a search without a… Read More

How Do I Bail Someone Out of Jail
  • On Behalf Of: Ryan Pacyga
  • Published: February 15, 2021
  • Category: General Blogs ,

It’s important to understand how the bail process works both in state court and in federal court. They are very different. This will certainly apply in Minnesota, but many other states are the same way in terms of this bail talk. Just to be sure, you should check with your local laws in your state because there may be some… Read More

What If Police Lied About The Odor Of Marijuana
  • On Behalf Of: Ryan Pacyga
  • Published: February 6, 2021
  • Category: General Blogs ,

  Can the police really lie about smelling marijuana? Let’s dig into a personal case I have witnessed where that happened, and law enforcement because of lying about the odor of marijuana, decided to do a vehicle search. During the search, they found a gun that the client wasn't supposed to possess and he got charged federally and because he… Read More

Tips for Going Through Stress of Criminal Case
  • On Behalf Of: Ryan Pacyga
  • Published: February 5, 2021
  • Category: General Blogs ,

When you go through a storm, there are a couple of different ways you can do it. Now, we can imagine throwing a stick out here, right, and letting it bob in the waves. But eventually, the storm's strong enough where it's going to blow it over to shore here. If somebody's trying to get to something over there, they're… Read More

False Allegation Murder Not Guilty 609.19
  • On Behalf Of: Ryan Pacyga
  • Published: February 4, 2021
  • Category: General Blogs ,

Is it really a thing to be falsely accused of such a horrible crime? Unfortunately, yes. In fact, I am going to go into detail about a real case. The theory in the case was that law enforcement told some very important lies, and we exposed those to the jury. Even before, we've had some reckoning with the idea that… Read More

Police Want to Search My Phone, Should I Consent?
  • On Behalf Of: Ryan Pacyga
  • Published: February 3, 2021
  • Category: General Blogs ,

"Police want to search my phone, should I consent?" That's a question that I get on calls where somebody's been arrested and maybe they've been released from jail, and the police are holding their phone. They want to know, "Hey, police called me up or they came to see me and they just want to search my phone. I want… Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense
  • Published: December 26, 2019
  • Category: Felonies

Two men were recently sentenced for serious drug crimes. The two individuals who committed felony drug crimes are ages 30 and 43. Still, any individuals in Minnesota who are accused of felonies are always presumed innocent until and unless their guilt can be proved in court. The 30-year-old man ended up being sentenced to a total of 52 months behind bars for a…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense
  • Published: December 12, 2019
  • Category: Felonies

A 21-year-old man working as a caregiver for adults in a group home has been arrested and charged, according to local sources. Minnesota authorities arrested the man after he gave himself up to police, citing incidents of rape against two of the group home's residents. He has been charged with several felonies, including third-degree criminal sexual conduct. If he is…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense
  • Published: November 27, 2019
  • Category: Fraud

Any criminal conviction can result in major penalties. However, if you are a caregiver or a medical provider in Minnesota, you realize that your career is at risk if you end up being charged with fraud. For this reason, it is critical that you consult an attorney right away if you are accused of engaging in health care fraud. Fraud…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense
  • Published: November 16, 2019
  • Category: Felonies

In the hierarchy of what criminal offenses are the most serious, offenses that stem from driving often don't seem as serious as offenses that have victims, like theft or assault. As a result, some people think that any driving offense, even impaired driving charges, aren't very serious concerns. These people may be in for a rude awakening when they wind…Read More

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