Once upon a time in Minnesota, an expungement restored a person convicted of a crime to full rights of citizenship. But today, for example, a typical Minnesota Expungement does not restore civil rights to: Firearms, Privacy, or Minnesota Department of Human Services records. So Minnesota expungement is broken. What can we do to fix it?… Read More »Civil Rights, Guns & Marijuana: Why Expungement is Broken in Minnesota
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A Minnesota felony doesn’t always impair gun rights. But many still believe that “any Minnesota felony conviction will mean a lifetime loss of gun rights.” That’s wrong. When felony probation ends, Minnesota law automatically restores gun rights, with other civil rights. At least, this is the general rule of Minnesota law. We discuss exceptions to that general rule below. The Right to Firearms The right… Read More »Felony doesn’t always impair Minnesota gun rights
“Can my rights to firearms be restored after a conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?” Yes, you can restore gun rights after a misdemeanor domestic. But it’s complex. Once upon a time, the law stripped a person’s civil rights for a felony; but not a misdemeanor. A nice bright line. Well, not any more.… Read More »Restoring Gun Rights After a Domestic Misdemeanor in Minnesota
Self-Defense Law in Minnesota A person who acts reasonably in self-defense is no criminal. Self-defense is not a crime. That is the broad rule under Minnesota’s self-defense laws. All over the world, and through history, people recognize this rule. The defense to assault and similar charges is universal. When it comes to self-defense laws, that much… Read More »Self-Defense Laws
Minnesota Domestic Statutes What makes a crime a “domestic crime?” Domestic violence laws all have one common element. And all Minnesota domestic statutes include a relationship element. The relationship element The word “domestic” means something related to the household or family. So crimes against someone you know, including your family might fit the statutes’ definitions.… Read More »Domestic Violence Laws
What to do if seized, searched, arrested, charged with a marijuana crime in Minnesota? Considering the serious, lifelong consequences, it’s essential to have a good lawyer experienced in marijuana defense advising and advocating on your behalf. You’ll want the right lawyer. You deserve the best defense.