Police may expand the scope of their stop

Getting pulled over by the police can be stressful. They scrutinize the driver and determine if there is illegal activity and check for a prior history. It can seem like an eternity for those who get nervous or embarrassed. However, the state's Supreme Court states...

Marijuana conviction can impact immigration status

There are a dozen states that have made recreational marijuana use legal. Despite nearby states like Colorado, Illinois and Michigan doing so, it does not look like Minnesota will legalize soon. While prosecutors and law enforcement are less apt to pursue charges than...

Sexual assault allegations do not mean guilt

It is a cornerstone of our legal system that the accused are innocent until they are proven guilty. Nonetheless, those facing sex crimes should not wait for a verdict. The charges' serious nature means that the defendant is often considered guilty until they are...

Secure a second chance through expungement

Even after serving one’s full sentence, many ex-convicts continue to face punishment. Landlords, loan officers and hiring managers sometimes think twice before doing business with a person who has spent time in prison. Individuals cannot do much to change a person’s...