After a criminal defendant is convicted or pleads guilty, a judge will decide on the appropriate punishment during the sentencing part of a criminal case.
General Criminal Law
Having a criminal record can seriously diminish your quality of life. One way to offset the issues that will come from your unfortunate situation is to get the record expunged.
Are you facing charges for something that could affect your future? Whether innocent or guilty, it is a good idea to get a criminal defense lawyer to help you with your case.
So, hypothetically you go into Target and steal a few items. You make it out of the store without being caught. Can you still be arrested for shoplifting afterward?
Minnesota will now have a primary election system during the next presidential election. This means that voting will be held all day rather than at a specific time. Precinct caucuses are allowed to continue if the parties choose to hold them.
It's an age-old question. High-profile cases in which seeming scoundrels are defended in court - and acquitted - turn the public against the lawyers who represented them. Or, when the public finds out a person was guilty and their lawyer knew it all along and still vigorously defended them, the reaction's usually negative. California lawyer Stephen Feldman, who defended David Westerfield, convicted of murdering a seven-year-old girl, is a good example of this.
**_Fatal Minnesota Accidents. _**Cases involving vehicular homicide are often very shocking and receive extensive media spotlight. An average day or a fun night out can end with very serious charges, including imprisonment, fines, and license revocation. One bad decision can spur a lifetime of devastating consequences.
What starts as a difficult financial situation or a bad decision can easily turn into a criminal conviction in Minnesota. Under Minnesota law, check fraud can be punishable by hefty fines and even imprisonment. Click here to read more about check fraud.
In certain Minnesota counties, you may be eligible for a "pretrial diversion" if you have been charged with a crime and meet certain requirements.