What You Need to Know about Drug Paraphernalia Possession Charges

By Kirk Anderson on March 21, 2016

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a criminal charge that often accompanies a drug possession charge. Paraphernalia can be defined as any item that is used to produce, distribute, sell, or consume drugs. These include but are not limited to: Bowls, bongs, or smoking pipes “Roach clips” used for smoking marijuana Needles or hypodermics used to inject… Read more »

Minneapolis Prisoner Dies, but Attorneys Continue Work to Clear His Name

By Kirk Anderson on February 11, 2016

When Billy Glaze died, he died a serial killer. Many individuals in Indianapolis are familiar with the case, so they know he sat behind bars for 25 years before he died. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2015 and all the while, the Minnesota Innocence Project was working to free him. They were… Read more »

Minneapolis Saw an Increase in Violent Crimes in 2015

By Kirk Anderson on February 9, 2016

The violent crime numbers in Minneapolis increased in 2015 with citywide violent crime increasing 7 percent. However, the murder rate saw a 53 percent increase over 2014. One precinct saw a 16 percent increase in murder, a 22 percent increase in rape, a 9 percent aggravated domestic assault increase, and an aggravated assault increase of… Read more »

Minneapolis Drunk Driver Kills Motorcyclist in Crash

By Kirk Anderson on January 28, 2016

A St. Paul woman was driving drunk when she cut off a motorcycle, causing a fatal collision that killed the rider. The woman, a Twin Cities resident, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the crash that occurred in November near the University of Minnesota. Her blood alcohol content (BAC) was measured… Read more »

Minnesota Appeals Court Says DWI Urine Test Needed Warrant

By Kirk Anderson on January 10, 2016

The Minnesota Court of Appeals threw out the conviction of a Minnesota man who refused to take a urine test after stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence. The court ruled that the police needed a warrant if they wanted a sample of the man’s urine to prove drunk driving. The arrest took place… Read more »

Sentencing Guidelines for Drug Offenses in Minnesota Could be Reduced

By Kirk Anderson on December 30, 2015

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding drug offense sentencing guidelines in Minnesota, particularly in the area of possession of drugs. The reason is because many times, a person is arrested for a drug offense and sent to prison when what they need is help to kick a drug habit and move on with… Read more »

West Broadway Fire in Minneapolis is Suspected Arson

By Kirk Anderson on August 31, 2015

Investigators say that arson is probably the cause of a major blaze that occurred at West Broadway in Minneapolis. The fire has displaced over 21 people and a number of businesses. The entire West Broadway Avenue landscape has been changed because of this event. The fire that occurred on April 15 burned for hours and… Read more »

DWI Arrest Numbers not Changing in Some Twin Cities Communities

By Kirk Anderson on August 31, 2015

In communities like Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Edina, the number of DWIs every week seem to be about the same. There isn’t really an increase, but there isn’t a decrease either. The number stays in the same range at all times. This is something that has law enforcement concerned because they aren’t seeing the improvement… Read more »

Anoka Woman Faces 20 Years after Bragging about Facebook Drug Sales

By Kirk Anderson on August 20, 2015

An Anoka woman is now facing up to 20 years in prison after she bragged about using drugs on her Facebook page. She also bragged on Facebook about having drugs in her possession in an attempt to sell or distribute drugs to individuals. The 20-year-old woman was charged in July and will appear in Court… Read more »