MINNESOTA CRIMINAL DEFENSE BLOG

What Happens If You Are Accused of Soliciting a Prostitute in Minnesota?

Prostitution is illegal in Minnesota. Buying sex (solicitation), selling services of a prostitute and selling sexual services are all prohibited. The crime of forcing others into prostitution is further prosecuted under sex trafficking law. Nevada is the only state in the country with a limited form of legal prostitution in 11 counties). All parts of the… Read more »

Don’t Let College Student Drug Charges Ruin A Promising Future

Every year college campuses across the state of Minnesota are filled with young adults getting their first taste of independent living. Parents of college students are filled with pride and hope at what their children will accomplish academically. However, there are also secret fears within a parent’s heart of how campus life may lead to… Read more »

Minnesota Professional License Defense Attorney

Minnesota state licensing boards oversee many professions, such as attorneys, doctors, nurses, teachers and much more. Licenses are issued after individuals meet strict education requirements. The road to professional licensing is often a significant investment of time, money and effort. Anyone who has a professional license at risk should mount a strong legal defense with… Read more »

Minneapolis Prescription Drug Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney Minneapolis Minnesota has some of the nation’s strictest prescription drug laws. A violation carries some of the harshest penalties as compared to other states. Making prescription drug offenses even more serious of a matter is the confusing language of the statutes. It is important to not plead guilty, but, rather, get legal representation… Read more »

An Overview of Minnesota Law on Gun Crimes and Firearms

Minnesota law enforcement authorities are stepping up their efforts to combat gun violence in response to recent increases in crimes involving guns. Police are using national ballistics databases to identify and track guns that may have been used in crimes. Even staunch Second Amendment proponents are calling for better background checks for firearm purchases, and… Read more »

Prostitution Charges In Minnesota: What To Expect, And Legal Defenses

As with every state in the union except for Nevada, prostitution is illegal in Minnesota. Any buying or selling of sex, or facilitating such a transaction, is considered prostitution by the state and will be prosecuted. Most of the state’s laws and penalties related to prostitution are covered in State Statute 609.324. Prostitution charges only… Read more »

Information Regarding Multiple DWIs / DUIs

In Minnesota, driving, operating, or being in physical control over a vehicle with an alcohol concentration (AC) of .08 (or .04 if driving a commercial vehicle) or higher is an offense called driving while intoxicated (DWI).  A driving under the influence (DUI) charge alleges that you were driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of… Read more »

Minnesota School Principal Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Students and faculty at Chanhassen High School were shocked and confused by the announcement that the school’s principal, Timothy Scott Dorway, was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Dorway was arrested at his home by agents from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force which is partnered with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The… Read more »

Minnesota Attorney Indicted in Fraud and Extortion Scheme

White collar crimes in Minnesota don’t always make front page news. Recently, however, the case of a Minnesota attorney who extorted millions of dollars from numerous individuals and businesses has made the headlines. Paul Hansmeier, the Minnesota lawyer, and his law school buddy, John Steele from Illinois, devised an elaborate scheme to blackmail people they lured… Read more »