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As previously discussed in our blog about dispositional departures, sentencing often can be the most critical part of the criminal case. ..read more
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Sentencing can often be the most important part of a criminal case for a defendant. Whether the defendant plead guilty or was found guilty ..read more
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The common-law crime of disturbing the peace (n.k.a. disorderly conduct) used to be broadly defined to include any behavior which ..read more
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Over the past few decades, the criminal justice system has endured a massive change in its treatment of alleged crime victims and ..read more
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Minnesota authorizes use of force against another person, without their consent, under limited circumstances outlined in Minn. Stat. 609.06 ..read more
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Distracted driving – i.e. texting while driving – has become a major problem that has led to serious, and sometimes deadly, accidents. ..read more
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Minnesota’s distracted driving law – a.k.a. texting and driving – will change come August 2019. Starting then, the law will be much ..read more
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Minnesota’s sex crimes require a specific intent that is undefined by statute. In order for the State to prove a defendant committed ..read more
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Let’s be honest. How many times have we wanted to flip the bird to a cop after pulling us over for a mundane traffic violation? Countless ..read more
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Mr. Gempeler was just named a 2019 Rising Star. This is the fifth consecutive year – which coincides with his tenure at North Star – ..read more

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