Minnesota Embezzlement: A Constitutional Crime

In Minnesota, embezzlement is a very specific charge that is distinct from employee theft. In fact, it’s actually covered in the state constitution. Below, we’re going to tell you exactly what you need to know about embezzlement in Minnesota if you find yourself facing charges. What Is Embezzlement in Minnesota? The general definition of embezzlement… Read more »

The Psychology Behind MN Domestic Abuse: Why People Do It

Last year, the United Nations declared that the most dangerous place for women was the home. Why? Because of the high risk of violence – and even death – that women face from their family members and intimate partners. In 2015 alone, 29 people throughout Minnesota died from domestic violence. The extreme nature of domestic… Read more »

Will You Be Labeled a Sex Offender? These MN Crimes Get You on the List

If you have been convicted of a sex crime, you have likely already been through the emotional wringer. Chances are good you’ve spent time incarcerated, participating in a treatment program, or on probation as a result. Unfortunately, there is little room within the Minnesota legal system to account for differences between types of offenders where… Read more »

Expunge Your Minnesota Record and Start the New Year with a Clean Slate

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Save up some money? Get a better job? Move into a nicer place? These are great goals, but if you have a criminal record, you know that they aren’t so easy to achieve. Landlords, employers, and financial institutions may take your past mistakes into account when deciding whether to… Read more »

Christmas DWIs in Minnesota: Don’t Ruin Your Holiday

It’s the holidays – a time to celebrate and relax with family and friends and enjoy the holiday spirit… and, often, spirits. Unfortunately, the holidays are ruined for many Minnesotans every year due to a single root cause: drunk driving. The US Department of Transportation estimates that about 300 Americans die each year in the… Read more »

Your Guide to Restraining and Protective Orders in Minnesota

A Minnesota protective order (commonly referred to as a restraining order) requires an individual (such as an alleged stalker or domestic violence offender), to stay a specified distance from the petitioner, and to avoid all other forms of contact. Although protective orders are important to protect victims of domestic violence, abuse and harassment, they have… Read more »

Choose Wisely: Penalties for Possession in Minnesota Vary by Drug

Drug possession is one of the most common criminal charges in Minnesota, but not all drug possession charges are created equal. Depending on the type and amount of drugs that you are charged with having, it can be an incredibly serious offense. One that comes with harsh criminal penalties and will leave you with a… Read more »