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Successfully Defending Against Sexual Assault Charges

Successfully Defending Against Sexual Assault Charges

A sexual assault charge has a certain stigma in our society; the shame the alleged perpetrator feels functions as a deterrent from committing this act more than once. However, those charged with sexual assault are often “tried” by their communities before a jury even...

8 Steps to Take When You’re Charged with a Felony

8 Steps to Take When You’re Charged with a Felony

We tend to think that arrests happen quickly and right at the scene of a crime, but that’s not always the case. Often, individuals know they’ll be charged with a crime outside the presence of police. If this is the situation you’re currently facing, you probably want...

Assault in Minnesota

Assault in Minnesota

Posted: November 16, 2015 Welcome back to the Sieben Edmunds PLLC Criminal Defense Blog Series! In our second installment we will take a closer look at assault and domestic assault crimes in Minnesota. These are serious charges that are very fact specific. Read on to...

What happens when I am charged with a crime?

What happens when I am charged with a crime?

Posted: November 5, 2015 Welcome to the first installment of the Sieben Edmunds PLLC Criminal Defense Blog Series! This blog post will focus on what happens in a typical criminal case. Types of Offenses The process that occurs after being charged with a crime can vary...

Domestic Violence – Are We Asking the Right Question?

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...

Local Police Chief – DWI Charge

Local Police Chief – DWI Charge

Even those we would least expect can pick up a DWI charge. Here, a local police chief faces DWI charges after recently undergoing a domestic violence prosecution. Apparently he planned to stay on the job after being convicted of a disorderly conduct, but now the DWI...

Lindsay Lohan Arrested, Again!

Lindsay Lohan Arrested, Again!

After a night out on the town, Lindsay Lohan is once again in trouble with the law. Early this morning in New York City, Ms. Lohan was arrested on third degree assault charges after allegedly hitting a woman in a nightclub. The alleged victim did not appear to have...

Hunting, Drinking and Criminal Convictions.

Hunting, Drinking and Criminal Convictions.

Hunting is a favorite past-time for many Minnesotans and as with many favorite past times, some hunters like to enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two.  This raises the question, “is it ok to drink and hunt?” Under Minnesota Statute, a person may not take wild animals...

Probation and the Minnesota Court System

Whether you were convicted of DWI, careless driving, assault, drug possession, or any other offense, probation was likely a part of your sentence.  In Minnesota, there are typically two types of probation, to the court and to community corrections.  Generally, if the...