As Presidents’ Day approaches, it’s not only a time celebrate the leaders who have shaped our nation, but also a time to reflect on our former Presidents and the legal challenges they faced. Throughout history, presidents have navigated complex legal landscapes, often finding themselves at the center of controversies and facing scrutiny from the public, Congress, and even the courts....
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled on the topic of indecent exposure in deciding State of Minnesota v. Plancarte earlier this month. Describing its decision as a “close issue,” the Court determined that a woman’s breasts are in fact “lewd,” when publicly exposed-aside from breastfeeding. In the opinion, the Court acknowledges that the determination of woman’s breasts as “private parts”...
Super Bowl Sunday is a beloved American holiday, often celebrated with good food, drinks, and most importantly, football! It’s a day when football fans everywhere gather to watch the game and sometimes get a little rowdy. Statistics show that there may be an uptick in crime on Super Bowl Sunday. In preparation for hosting this year’s celebration, and the potential...
Attention All Parents! Can You Be Criminally Responsible for Your Child’s Actions? Lessons From the Jennifer Crumbley Prosecution.
February 6, 2024, a groundbreaking verdict was reached in the case of Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of the teenager who killed four students at an Oxford, Michigan, high school in 2021. Jennifer Crumbley and her husband James Crumbley were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter for their role in their son’s rampage, which left four students dead and seven...
Criminal Liability Minnesota’s DWI laws make it illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. However, Minnesota’s Open Container laws can punish sober drivers and passengers for having an open alcohol container in their car. In terms of criminal liability, Minnesota’s law applies equally to drivers and passengers. This means that police officers may choose to...
Have you ever wondered about the rules for stopping when encountering a school bus? If so, you’re not alone. Familiarizing yourself with the proper protocols mandated by Minnesota law is essential to ensure the safety of children on school buses and to avoid the potential criminal consequences of failing to stop when legally required to do so. According to Minnesota...
Now that marijuana has been legalized in Minnesota, it’s important to remember the laws surrounding its possession, use, and transportation. While it is now legal to transport certain amounts of marijuana in your vehicle, the law restricts where you can store it. The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled the odor of marijuana is not enough for an officer to search...
2023 was a big year for Minnesota Legislation, including fresh changes and additions to Minnesota’s expungement laws. Expungement is the sealing of an individual’s criminal record, which prevents public access to the record absent a court order. Your criminal record includes charges you have been convicted of, as well as charges you faced that were dismissed. In many cases, expungements...
The 2023 Barbie movie was a blockbuster hit with powerful messages of self-discovery following an existential crisis as well as handy tips for fighting the patriarchy. The movie also features an iconic scene of Barbie and Ken getting arrested after Barbie instinctively punches a beachgoer in the face after he groped her backside. It got us thinking, would Barbie be...
No-Knock search warrants are increasingly controversial in both practice and perception. Tragic outcomes resulting from law enforcement’s use of No-Knock search warrants has fueled both a public policy debate and legal debate. Minnesota is no exception to these debates as No-Knock search warrants are legal. From a policy perspective, compelling arguments exist both for and against law enforcements’ ability to...
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