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.
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.
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.
With advances in technology, criminal sexual cybercrimes is on the rise and the law is trying to keep up.
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.
Although many cybercrimes are charged at the state level, there are a number of cybercrime charges that come from violating federal laws.
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.
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.
Traffic tickets are no fun. But the consequences increase if you fail to take care of business and pay your traffic tickets on time.
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?
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.
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.