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Criminal Defense

Innocent until proven guilty?

It is the foundation of our legal system. If you are charged with a crime, the judge and the jury have to assume that you are innocent until you either plead guilty or are convicted after a trial. What a lot of people do not realize is that the presumption means...

What happens after your second DUI

If you have found yourself facing a DUI charge for a second time, you will have penalties that you will have to deal with. While you may think that you know what to expect since you have already had a DUI charge, there can be some differences. To make sure that you...


Old saying, I think from a college football coach years ago. The term applies in a few criminal defense cases. It does not apply in most cases where someone is accused of a crime, and, they did what they are accused of, or, something close to it. There is a lot of...

Reviewing Minnesota’s expungement criteria

Those convicted of a crime in Minnesota often fear what the long-term repercussions of their convictions may be (no matter the crime they stand accused of committing). Their fears are often justified; having a criminal record can negatively impact one's future ability...

Finding a good job with a criminal record

For many people in Minnesota, the experience of being arrested may give rise to many fears not just for the immediate moment but for what it may mean to their future. Relationships, school attendance, scholarships and jobs may all be impacted by a criminal charge....

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