Monthly Archives: November 2017

Shoplifting Charges in Minnesota Can Quickly Add Up
Shoplifting Charges in Minnesota Can Quickly Add Up
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Getting caught stealing a single small item from a store probably doesn’t seem like a big deal – and if it’s the only thing you’ve ever stolen, that’s probably true. There are a number of options out there for first time offenders that can minimize the charges and penalties you face.


Moreover, penalties in Minnesota are prescribed according to the value of the items that were taken. In other words, a single small item that doesn’t cost much has

What Is Next for Minnesota’s Much-Maligned Sex Offender Program?
What Is Next for Minnesota’s Much-Maligned Sex Offender Program?
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Category: Sex Crimes

Minnesota has one of the toughest sex crime punishment systems in the United States. First, convicted sex offenders face long prison sentences. Then, some may be required to enter a treatment program… with no specified release date.


After quite a bit of recent controversy, however, several lawmakers are now working to revise the program requirements and ease the restrictions on convicted sex offenders. Here’s an explanation of the program itself, the legal processes at play, and what to expect

MN Law Enforcement Officials Must Follow New Synthetic Drug Procedures
MN Law Enforcement Officials Must Follow New Synthetic Drug Procedures
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The United States is facing a public health emergency with the current opioid epidemic, and our state is struggling with its own opioid crisis as well.


In the last year, our country lost 64,070 people to drug overdoses – a 21 percent increase over the previous year. What’s responsible for the dramatic increase?


While drug overdose deaths continue to go up year after year for heroin, other natural opioids, cocaine, and psychostimulants with abuse potential, one group of

Everything to Know about Minnesota Diversion Programs
Everything to Know about Minnesota Diversion Programs
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In Minnesota, several different diversion programs exist to help certain individuals avoid criminal consequences. These programs are designed to offer a fresh start to low-level offenders who have no prior criminal history.


Additionally, diversion programs help those who can’t make court appearances or afford to pay their fines, and they spare at-risk offenders from high fines, revoked licenses, and criminal records.


Because of this, the City Attorney’s office is hiring a new team of lawyers dedicated to reviewing



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