Another Victory for Sieben Edmunds at the Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals, in a published opinion, issued Sieben Edmunds its latest victory today. The issue before the Court in Johnson v. Commissioner of Public Safety was whether our client Roger Johnson filed a challenge to his license revocation in a timely manner. After hearing oral argument from Sam Edmunds in October, today the Court of Appeals overturned the district court and stated, “the evidence and findings do not support the conclusion that Johnson received a notice and order of revocation,” and therefore, the statute of limitations “was not triggered and Johnson’s Petition was not untimely.”

Supreme Court holds that warrantless DWI blood testing is unconstitutional, while also approving warrantless breath testing

Today the Supreme Court of the United States released the much anticipated and long awaited decision in Bernard v. Minnesota. Justice Alitio, delivering the opinion of the Court, said: “Because breath tests are significantly less intrusive than blood tests and in most cases amply serve law enforcement interests, we conclude that a breath test, but […]

S|E DWI Blog #1 – Harsher DWI penalties went into effect on August 1, 2015

Posted: August 6, 2015 Welcome to the first installment of the Sieben Edmunds DWI Blog Series!  We'll explore various aspects of DWI law in Minnesota in a series of weekly posts. Think twice before drinking and getting behind the wheel after August 1, 2015.  The Minnesota legislature recently changed the law regarding "aggravating factors" for DWIs.  […]

EDMUNDS NAMED BOARD CERTIFIED CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) has announced that Samuel J. Edmunds has been named a MSBA Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. This certification program is administered by the MSBA and approved by the State Board of Legal Certification. To become a certified specialist an attorney must complete a rigorous approval process, including an examination […]

What if Adrian Peterson was charged in Minnesota?

NFL running back Adrian Peterson was recently indicted on child abuse charges in the state of Texas. Much of the surrounding conversation has centered on the morality of corporal punishment and the amount of discretion parents should or should not have in disciplining their children. But, for the purposes of a criminal trial, a jury […]

Domestic Violence – Are We Asking the Right Question?

After the recent release of a video showing former NFL running back Ray Rice hitting Janay Palmer, his then fiancé, I feel it is an important time to have some real dialogue about domestic violence.  The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women reports that at least 38 people were killed from domestic violence in 2013.  Of […]