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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...

I’ve Been Charged With A Felony DWI. What Does That Mean?

I’ve Been Charged With A Felony DWI. What Does That Mean?

This is the fourth post in our series on DWI. If you are looking for information about misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor DWI, please check out our posts on first, second, or third DWI. DUI/DWI at any level is a serious charge in Minnesota. If you were recently arrested...

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...

Drug Kingpin from St. Paul Sentenced

Drug Kingpin from St. Paul Sentenced

Drug charges can have severe consequences. One case that's been in the news recently is the case of Jesus Mendoza, a drug kingpin from St. Paul, MN. According to a recent Star Tribune article, Mendoza pled guilty last summer to trafficking in numerous pounds of...

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Drug Charges in Minnesota

We’ve talked a lot about drinking and driving, but there’s another topic that warrants (no pun intended) attention. The topic? Drug charges. The official term is “Controlled substance” charges. According to 2010 Minnesota statute 152.01, controlled substance means “a...

The truth about felonies and your record

It’s a common question: “How long will a felony stay on my record?” It’s usually followed up with: “Is it possible to get a felony removed from my record?” Under normal circumstances, a felony charge stays on your record for the rest of your life. Even though your...