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“White collar” crimes are typically nonviolent crimes that involve financial deception. These crimes may be committed knowingly or unintentionally. Click here to read more about white collar crimes.

Want to know if you are eligible to have your criminal record sealed? Use this Expungement Flowchart to determine if/when you are eligible for an expungement in Minnesota.

Here is an overview of how the expungement process works in Minnesota. The process can be daunting, so call Bruno Law and we will handle all the red tape.

Read about some of the mentions that Bruno Law receives from news outlets.

Check Fraud in MN

General Criminal Law

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.

Driving to Prison

General Criminal Law

If you are charged with Criminal Vehicular Operations (CVO) and Criminal Vehicular Homicide (CVH), you could could go to prison. That's why it is best to have a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.

August 2019

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A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

July 2019

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A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

May 2019

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A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

What Is Insurance Fraud?

White Collar Crime

Insurance fraud most often occurs when someone makes a false or exaggerated insurance claim, seeking compensation for an injury that wasn’t sustained, or a loss that wasn’t suffered. This crime can also be committed against customers through the sale of fake coverage, or theft of a customer’s premium by a broker.

Abraham Lincoln once said, "He who represents himself has a fool for a client." If you disagree with this statement, you better read about the many ways a criminal defense attorney can help you.

Minnesota's Hands-Free Driving Law will go into effect on August 1, 2019. Here's what you need to know to avoid a ticket.

A driver is considered legally impaired in the United States when their blood alcohol content is 0.08% or higher. In the state of Minnesota, this is the legal limit for those operating both vehicles and boats. Although the state considers someone intoxicated if they have a BAC of 0.08% or higher, you can actually receive a BUI just for being intoxicated at all.

Ever wonder what will happen to your driver's license record after an arrest, charge, or conviction has been expunged? Well, it may not be completely "sealed", like you had thought.

A DUI conviction can bring about long-lasting consequences. But even though that conviction is in the past, can it be expunged from your record?

April 2019

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A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

March 2019

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A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

Cybercrime is changing and evolving as fast as technology. And staying informed of cybercrime laws has become an all-out sprint to keep up with the rapid changes. Check out this list of cybercrimes so you can stay informed and up-to-date.

With advances in technology, criminal sexual cybercrimes is on the rise and the law is trying to keep up.

Although many cybercrimes are charged at the state level, there are a number of cybercrime charges that come from violating federal laws.

Juvenile drug possession is serious and can have long-term consequences. Even though these cases are handled in the juvenile court system it is best to have an experienced attorney to review the facts and help you avoid unwanted penalties.

On December 6, 2018 at the Hyatt in downtown Minneapolis, Frederic Bruno, along with 21 others, were recognized as the inagural class of Icon honorees from across the Minnesota business and legal communities. The honorees distinguish themselves as leaders in their fields and have been active in their communities and in mentoring the next generation. Sponsored by Finance & Commerce and Minnesota Lawyer as a way to pay tribute to titans of the boardroom and the courtroom, the honorees were selected by a panel of judges with legal and business expertise.

Age is not the only difference between a juvenile and an adult. The handling of their criminal cases is vastly different and requires someone with extensive experience.

Expungement is a court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is "sealed," or erased in the eyes of the law. Find out how they work and how Bruno Law can help with your expungement case.

Being charged with identity theft is a serious crime and the consequences can be severe. Learn how to protect your rights throughout the criminal justice process.

Traffic tickets are no fun. But the consequences increase if you fail to take care of business and pay your traffic tickets on time.

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.

February 2019

LEGAL-not so-EZE

A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

January 2019

LEGAL-not so-EZE

A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

July 2018

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A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

June 2018

LEGAL-not so-EZE

A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

May 2018

LEGAL-not so-EZE

A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

April 2018

LEGAL-not so-EZE

A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

March 2018

LEGAL-not so-EZE

A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

February 2018

LEGAL-not so-EZE

A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

January 2018

LEGAL-not so-EZE

A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch.

December 2017

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LEGAL-not so-EZE© A primer for lawyers & the legally curious. Bruno Law provides up-to-date legal analysis of recent criminal case law. Written by: Samantha Foertsch and Stephen Foertsch

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?

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.

When it comes to underage drinking and driving, Minnesota has a strict policy. The state’s “Zero Tolerance Law,” or a “Not a Drop Law,” means that any presence of alcohol, or other illegal substances, while operating or being in control of a motor vehicle is illegal for individuals under 21.

DUI or DWI is a very serious offense. Not only can it result in severe punishment such as jail time and hefty fines, but the repercussions can be especially harsh if someone is injured while you were driving under the influence. In some cases, drivers are allowed to accept a plea deal rather than taking the chance of going to court and receiving a much harsher sentence. If you have been charged with DUI and you are thinking about taking a plea deal, here are some thing to consider.

Can a sock be considered drug paraphernalia? That’s a question that has made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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.

What do Breaking Bad, Weeds, and Pineapple Express all have in common? They all center around drugs. The media has tapped into the high risk and drama that surrounds selling drugs for entertainment. The U.S Drug Enforcement Administration predicts the availability of heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine will rise this year. They also discuss the growth of synthetic designer drugs becoming a huge problem in the U.S.

Restricted use plates, often referred to as “whiskey plates,” are a not-so-uncommon sight to see on Minnesota highways and streets. The plates start with the letter “W” to indicate the alcohol-related offense. As of June 2012, there were over 16,000 whiskey plates in circulation in the state of Minnesota.

**_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.

If your defense lawyer believes that certain evidence should be suppressed, then he or she may request a suppression hearing. In Minnesota this is called an Omnibus Hearing. At this hearing, the court may suppress any evidence that was gathered in violation of your rights.

If you are arrested for a DWI, you may face serious penalties that include fines, a drivers' license revocation, license plate impoundment, vehicle forfeiture and the possibility for jail time. You may be able to fight your DWI charge to avoid these penalties. Therefore, it is important to know what happens after a DWI, and what will be required of you. If you have questions about how to handle your charge, you can get the professional advice of a lawyer.

In certain Minnesota counties, you may be eligible for a "pretrial diversion" if you have been charged with a crime and meet certain requirements.

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