Know your social host liability in Minneapolis

By Kirk Anderson on August 10, 2016

The legal definition of a social host is different from state to state, but generally, a social host is someone who serves alcohol, or condones drinking, on a property that the host controls. The property is usually the host’s home or apartment, but it can also be a hotel room, or vacation house. But what… 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 »

Potential Defenses for Your Drug Possession Case

By Kirk Anderson on July 27, 2016

Being caught in the possession of illegal narcotics and being charged with drug possession can be a life-changing experience. Depending on the type of drug that you were caught with, the quantity that you had in your possession, your prior criminal record and a few other factors, you could be facing anything from a few months of… Read more »

How Can A Person Arrested For DWI Receive Multiple DWI Charges?

By Kirk Anderson on July 19, 2016

When consulting with DWI clients, one of the most common questions is, “How is it possible that I can receive multiple DWI charges?” In the state of Minnesota, because of how the law reads, there are two main ways that you can incur a DWI charge. Prosecutors, in pursuit of a conviction, will often charge… Read more »

Assault in the first degree: What it means in Minnesota State law

By Kirk Anderson on July 9, 2016

What is assault in the first degree in Minnesota? There are five levels of assaults in the state of Minnesota. In this article we will be focusing on the first degree of assault. We will discuss the definition and the general sentencing as well as any general information. Definition: There are two different subdivisions in the definition of assault… Read more »

Minnesota Racial Profiling – It’s Real

By Kirk Anderson on July 5, 2016

There are Minnesota statutes in place (626.8471) that forbid racial profiling at traffic stops and during other policing matters. While this may seem like a no-brainer, it was necessary to put these statutes into effect. Minorities, particularly African-Americans, have alleged for many years that they are treated unfairly by law enforcement officials, especially in regards… Read more »

Drunk and Sleeping in Your Car Can Earn You a DWI

By Kirk Anderson on June 20, 2016

Did you know that sleeping drunk in a car can get you a DWI? In the state of Minnesota, you most certainly can be found guilty of a DWI charge. Most people would think they are playing it safe and being smart. You’re at a bar, you had too much to drink and no one… Read more »

What You Should Know About Stalking in Minnesota

By Kirk Anderson on June 13, 2016

Stalking is a lot more than simply unrequited love peeking around the corner at the one who has spurned him. This is what you should know about stalking in Minnesota. It is a summary of the definition and some basic points taken from the Minnesota Statutes, which you can read here. 609.749 STALKING; PENALTIES. Subdivision… Read more »

DWI on a Bicycle in Minnesota?

By Kirk Anderson on June 8, 2016

Minnesota has a large number of cyclists on its roadways at any given time. University and college students account for a good portion of those riders. Anyone regularly operating a bicycle in the state should be aware of the safety and operation laws to avoid being ticketed. Can I Get a DWI on a Bicycle… Read more »