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Should I Contest My Minnesota Traffic Ticket?

Should I Contest My Minnesota Traffic Ticket?

We all know the feeling of dread when you see those flashing police lights in your rearview mirror. Even if you haven’t done anything wrong, you start to question yourself. Unfortunately, even when you obey all traffic laws, you may end up with a traffic ticket. The...

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...

Reasons to Choose Sieben Edmunds Miller for Your Federal Case

Reasons to Choose Sieben Edmunds Miller for Your Federal Case

Clients often incorrectly assume their case will be tried in a state courtroom, when in reality they may be facing a federal judge or jury. In fact, criminal and civil matters filed in federal district courts increased by 13 percent in 2020, with almost half a million...

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...

Is the Dakota County Curfew Legal or Unconstitutional?

Is the Dakota County Curfew Legal or Unconstitutional?

On Friday, May 29, 2020, Dakota County issued a mandatory curfew on all residents and occupants of Dakota County.  Sheriff Leslie and Dakota County leaders cited a "heightened risk of significant harm to local residents and businesses" from the ongoing protests and...

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

During times of national crisis, American’s buy guns. A recent New York Times article detailed that nearly two million guns were purchased in March alone. The American tradition of firearm ownership dates back to the founding of our country. Whether it be for sport,...

How Should Lawyers Dress for Zoom Court Hearings?

How Should Lawyers Dress for Zoom Court Hearings?

In the new normal, court hearings will not be as they once were. Whether it is Skype, Zoom, WebX or Teams, court systems across the country are using technology to keep the wheels of justice rolling. Implementation of new technology can have hiccups, but one recent...

Getting Tired of Stay at Home?

Getting Tired of Stay at Home?

You have been good. You have been staying at home, not meeting with friends, trying to juggle kids, school, and work, and keeping in touch with friends and extended family. But enough is enough right? It is finally getting nice out. Your kids are ready to claw each...

Judicial Priorities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Judicial Priorities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied The legal maxim – Justice Delayed is Justice Denied – is a tenant of our criminal justice system. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting stress on this tenant. Here in Minnesota, Supreme Court Chief Justice Gildea recently issued an Order...

Policing for Profit – Is Change Coming to Forfeiture Laws?

Policing for Profit – Is Change Coming to Forfeiture Laws?

By Kevin Sieben, Partner, Sieben Edmunds Miller In Minnesota and throughout the country law enforcement agencies seize and then keep property associated with the commission of crimes. These law enforcement agencies (police departments, FBI, DEA) seize many types of...

Sieben Edmunds PLLC Now Practicing in Wisconsin

Sieben Edmunds PLLC Now Practicing in Wisconsin

Sieben Edmunds Miller PLLC is excited to announce that we are now handling legal cases in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Attorney Sam Edmunds has undergone the application and vetting process to join the Wisconsin State Bar and is now officially admitted to practice. Sam...

A Criminal Defense Law Firm’s Take on the Yanez Verdict

A Criminal Defense Law Firm’s Take on the Yanez Verdict

We saw this coming. In fact, we predicted it. This prediction was not based on our personal beliefs regarding Officer Yanez’ guilt or innocence, but rather it was based off our personal experience with the criminal justice system in Minnesota. As insiders of the...