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

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

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

  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 the Stress of a Criminal Case
  • On Behalf Of: Ryan Pacyga
  • Published: February 5, 2021

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

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

"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: March 13, 2019

There are several laws governing you as a medical professional. Since you are involved in healthcare, you are probably familiar with the False Claims Act (FCA), which serves to protect the government from being provided poor-quality goods or services. In your field, you might deal with the FCA more as it relates to the illegality of knowingly submitting fraudulent claims for…Read More