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Evidence Unknown in Brainerd Shooting

Earlier this month two suspects were arrested in the murder and attempted murder of a man and woman in Brainerd, Minnesota.  You can read the initial story at Valley News Live. As of the date of this article, police had not recovered the weapon used, a motive was...

New Expungement Law Benefit #1: No Petition

The current law requires that you file a lengthy petition which includes all your previous addresses, a statement about why you are requesting an expungement, and many more details about the offense or offenses you are trying to expunge.  (For the complete list of...

Get Your Life Back.

It’s embarrassing.  Back in college you got a minor consumption ticket which has haunted you in graduate school or when you applied for that job you really wanted. It’s wrecking your career.  Years ago you were down on your luck and you got caught shoplifting some...

Sieben Edmunds Hires Mayor of Lakeville, Matt Little

The law firm of Sieben Edmunds PLLC, located in Mendota Heights, recently hired Matt Little as an attorney.  Little graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in May of 2014 and serves as the Mayor of Lakeville.  This hire is indicative of...

DWI Blog Series – Part Three – DWI License Revocations

Minnesota Statute mandates immediate driver’s license revocation in many DWI cases. When a person submits to and fails a Datamaster breath test, or refuses testing, the license revocation is virtually immediate.   (a) Upon certification by the peace officer that...

Do Not Try This In Court!

  Some criminals believe they are invincible and Penelope Soto is no exception.  After disrespecting the judge she was appearing before, her punishment increased greatly.  Watch the video to find out how.   Source: Yahoo! News

Minnesota DWI Record Holder

Most people enjoy being record holders, but this record is not one to brag about. Danny Bettcher holds the record for the most DWI’s in Minnesota; 27. A little over one month after Bettcher had been released from prison, he went to a bar and drank. Both conditions...

Drinking, Golfing and the Legal Consequences

After a cold, snowy, and long winter, the weather is finally improving which, for many Minnesotans, means it’s time to dust off their golf clubs and hit the course.  Many Minnesotans take the 4+ hours they spend on the golf course as an opportunity to enjoy some...

Protecting your reputation after an arrest

Having an arrest on your record might score you extra points with a few people, but trust us -- those aren’t the people you want to be around. Unfortunately, having an arrest on your record carries a profound stigma, and it can interfere with your life and your...

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...

Under the Limit? You Still Could be Charged with a DWI.

You have had a couple of drinks.  You do the math; you know there is no way you are over .08.  Confident in your sobriety, you get behind the wheel to head home.  Then the flashing lights of a squad car appear in your rearview mirror.  You tell yourself that you are...

Miranda Rights: What You Need to Know

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to consult with an attorney…” We’ve all heard the Miranda rights on TV shows and in movies. But if you’ve ever had them read to you in person,...