Monthly Archives: June 2019

Minnesota’s Drug-Free Zone Laws Designed to be Unfair
Minnesota’s Drug-Free Zone Laws Designed to be Unfair
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Drug-free zone laws were implemented at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic as a part of the “War on Drugs.” These laws enhanced penalties for drug crimes committed in areas frequented by children with the hope of keeping drug dealers from selling to kids, and to keep drug-related violence away from them.


Sounds like a good idea, right?


In theory, perhaps. However, in practice, drug-free zone laws impose unreasonably harsh penalties that disproportionately affect low-income areas

Your Guide to Minnesota Auto Theft Laws
Your Guide to Minnesota Auto Theft Laws
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Category: Auto Theft


The reasons theft crimes are committed run the gamut. You may not have the things you need or want. Perhaps you don’t have the means to legally earn them nearly as quickly as taking them, and sometimes, stealing things that aren’t yours can seem like the only way out.


The problem is, theft can – and more often than not, it does – catch up with you.

When it does, it isn’t pretty.


All theft crimes are

The Real Costs of Living with a Criminal Record in Minnesota
The Real Costs of Living with a Criminal Record in Minnesota
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You committed a crime. You did the time for it. It is also highly likely that you paid a heap in fines, rehabilitation, restitution, or any combination of them depending on your conviction.


What you probably never even thought about were the ongoing negative impacts and costs of having that criminal record. Things which are affecting your ability to reintegrate successfully into Minnesota society.


These are real costs to you and your loved ones, and those costs have

Can Minnesota Child Abuse Be Charged at the Federal Level?
Can Minnesota Child Abuse Be Charged at the Federal Level?
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Category: Child Abuse


Want the short answer? Yes. Child abuse cases within this state can be charged at the federal level. In fact, there aren’t very many crimes that can’t be.


The vast majority of crimes can technically be tried at both levels, though thankfully most are only prosecuted at one of those levels. Moreover, often the feds prefer leaving matters in state hands when they can, so if you are accused of child abuse here, you will likely have to



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