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Know The Basics of Insurance Fraud

By Kirk Anderson on December 26, 2016

Many people think of insurance fraud as no big deal. After all, insurance companies are big and charge money for things that haven’t happened yet. The government of Minnesota doesn’t see it that way. It not only demands that any one convicted of the crime pay back what they got, but also goes to jail… Read more »

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Minneapolis Hate Crimes

By Kirk Anderson on November 8, 2016

THE GOOD Reported hate crimes are down overall in Minnesota. In fact, since 2010, hate crimes appear to have dropped by about 25 percent overall. THE BAD Hate crimes against Muslims have risen a dramatic 78 percent in 2015 when compared to previous years’ numbers. Numbers so far for 2016, seem to show this trend… Read more »

Protection for Animal, Birds, Fish and Plants Crimes

By Kirk Anderson on September 13, 2016

Plants and wildlife provide beauty and a sense of warmth to the environment. We all take great pleasure in the splendor of nature all around us.   The concern is that so many plants and animals face endangerment due to hunting, habitat destruction, killing animals and plants for products, among other issues. There needs to be… Read more »

White-Collar Crime: Mail Fraud

By Kirk Anderson on September 6, 2016

Maybe you’ve heard of white-collar crime and think that it’s not so bad, and the penalties aren’t very severe, because it’s usually a crime of the middle and upper class. Don’t make this mistake! White-collar crimes come with serious penalties. A white-collar crime is most often committed by an employee or manager of a business and motivated by financial… Read more »

Can I Really Get a DWI on a Bicycle in Minnesota?

By Kirk Anderson on August 30, 2016

Drinking and driving are no joke, but what if you aren’t behind the wheel of a car, but behind the bars of a bicycle?  Are you worried about getting a DWI while on a bike in Minnesota? The Law on DWI Actually, the law is on your side in this case.  You can’t get a DWI… Read more »

What is stalking? What you should know about stalking in Minnesota

By Kirk Anderson on August 2, 2016

Minnesota’s stalking laws are complex and carry severe penalties.  In this post, find What you should know about stalking in Minnesota. Minnesota Revised Statute 609.749 defines “stalking” as the act of making another person “feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, persecuted, or intimidated.”  Unlike many other criminal charges, it is not necessary for the State to prove that a person… Read more »

Intoxicated White Bear Lake Mom had Minor in Vehicle

By Kirk Anderson on September 23, 2014

DWI is a serious offense with penalties that are expensive and leave a nasty mark on a person’s criminal record. It leaves its mark for a first-time offender and it can leave its mark for a person with multiple DWI offenses. Even for a first-time offender, there are aggravating factors that can enhance the charges… Read more »

Incident Near Minneapolis Beach Nets 4 Arrests

By Kirk Anderson on September 15, 2014

Four men were arrested after an incident at a popular beach in Minneapolis. Police were called to the East Center Beach on August 27 at around 8 p.m. when a man crashed his own Jeep into a number of cars parked along nearby streets. The man was arrested for DWI after the incident. One witness… Read more »

Families in Minneapolis Struggle to Understand as Loved Ones Succumb to Heroin

By Kirk Anderson on September 10, 2014

Many families throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul are struggling with the same thing: they have loved ones that have succumbed to heroin and now these families are trying to understand what is happening and what they can do about it. Possessing, selling, distributing, or trafficking heroin is very serious. Many individuals find themselves facing criminal… Read more »