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...
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...
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...
DWIs can have serious consequences, including the revocation of your driver’s license. How long the revocation lasts depends on the circumstances of the case and the charges. For example, an individual facing their first DWI whose blood alcohol content (BAC) tested under 0.16 face a 90-day license revocation while a person whose BAC was over 0.16 or individuals who have...
What If I’m Arrested for a DWI the Day Before Thanksgiving? The Day Before Thanksgiving is considered one of the heaviest drinking days of the year which means DWI patrol will likely be significant. Whether you are drinking with your family or with old friends, the day before Thanksgiving is one of the worst days to get arrested for a...
Today the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the odor of marijuana in a motor vehicle by itself, does not allow police to search the vehicle. In State v. Torgeson,Mr. Torgeson was stopped by the police for having improper lighting on his vehicle. When the police spoke with Mr. Torgeson they detected the odor of burnt marijuana. Mr. Torgeson and his...
Tuesday night community members in Hennepin County came together to voice concerns around the continuing issues of juvenile crime in the twin cities. This listening session is one of a series of such meetings as twin cities communities are grappling with the issues of increased juvenile offenses. Law Enforcement is targeting juvenile crime through Operation Safe Summer, with emphasis on...
As summer continues full steam ahead, so does theft from vehicles. According to the Eden Prairie Police Department, every summer there is an uptick in the number of thefts from vehicles in areas such as parks, stores, gyms, and tourist attractions. To help prevent your valuables from being stolen, be sure to follow any of these three steps: lock it,...
Starting July 1, 2023, convicted felons’ voting rights will be restored. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed SF26, also known as “Restore the Vote”, on March 3, 2023. Governor Walz tweeted, “Today, I signed a bill into law restoring voting rights for over 55,000 formerly incarcerated people – the largest expansion of voting rights in Minnesota in a half century. Minnesota...
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