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Criminal Defense Archives

2 men may face criminal charges after alleged shooting

Traffic stops are a regular occurrence in Minnesota and across the country. Most involve a short discussion with the police officers and little else. Two men are now in custody, however, and may soon face criminal charges after an alleged shooting during one such traffic stop in the early morning hours.

Minnesota man facing criminal charges in death of roommate

People may face conflicts with others throughout their lives. Though most conflicts result in nothing more than a verbal disagreement, some arguments may turn more physical. One Minnesota man is now facing criminal charges after allegedly stabbing his roommate in an altercation.

Man likely focused on his criminal defense after multiple charges

Whatever charges an accused individual may face in Minnesota, obtaining a lawyer as soon as possible may be beneficial. In doing so, those accused of crimes can work with their lawyer to build a strong criminal defense. An attorney can also work to safeguard the legal rights of a client. One man is now likely working with an attorney after being accused of multiple crimes.

Supreme Court puts limits on federal forfeiture

Being convicted of committing federal drug crimes in relation to a drug scheme can open the door to a person facing all sorts of serious consequences. This includes possible asset forfeiture. Under federal forfeiture law, authorities can seize certain assets in connection to profits earned through illegal drug activity.

Who should control the videos from police body cameras?

Citing reasons such as public accountability, many police departments here in the U.S. have been having their officers wear body cameras in recent times. As law enforcement use of these cameras has grown, concerns have been raised over some aspects of the practice. Among these are concerns over who has control over the video generated by such cameras. This includes control over decisions such at what such video gets released to the general public.

Policy change made regarding federal prosecutions

Many things can impact how federal drug crime cases go. Among these are the actions and steps taken by the person facing the drug allegations in the various stages of their case. So, understanding one’s options and situation from the very beginning can be critical for individuals accused of federal drug crimes. Given this, getting strong legal guidance from the very start can be important for federal drug crime suspects.

Financial penalties in criminal cases in Minnesota

Among the common penalties for criminal convictions are monetary sanctions. There are a wide range of such sanctions that can be imposed in criminal cases, including fines, surcharges, restitution, fees and probation-related costs. All different sorts of criminal offenses here in Minnesota, from relatively “minor” ones to some of the most serious, can carry such penalties with them.