In short, Minnesota’s current law on asset forfeiture (government takes your money): Seizure: The government (police) can take your property at any time if suspicious to them, even if you are innocent. On a practical level, possession may turn out to be 9/10s of the law. Lack of due process: The burden is on you, not… Read More »A Greater Evil: The Moral Peril of Minnesota Asset Forfeiture Laws
When will it be legal? Not soon enough! But for one client of Gallagher Criminal Defense facing marijuana grow charges, the nightmare is finally over. Marijuana Attorney Thomas Gallagher moved the court to Suppress Evidence based upon an illegal search. And the result? Dismissal of all felony charges related to a “large indoor and outdoor… Read More »Gallagher Gets Large Marijuana Grow Charges Dismissed; Illegal Search
The 2019 Minnesota legislature amended the definition of hemp, a legal category of the cannabis plant. And though hemp has not been illegal “marijuana” for years in Minnesota; this new law changes the legal status of Hemp-CBD products. Before the amendment, as long as the source was a hemp plant; THC was legal in any… Read More »Hemp-CBD Legal Status Change: New Minnesota Hemp Definition
July 18, 2019. Thomas C. Gallagher, a Minneapolis Criminal Attorney, presented a Continuing Legal Education class on DUI-marijuana cases and hemp defenses to marijuana charges. And he presented his course to the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), co-sponsored by Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation (MRMR) at CLE: Up in Smoke. The event took… Read More »Thomas Gallagher teaches DUI-marijuana & Hemp Defenses
Today Thomas C. Gallagher was successful in getting a Gross Misdemeanor DWI Refusal case dismissed by the prosecutor a few days before the scheduled Contested Omnibus Hearing. Gallagher had filed a motion to dismiss due to the arresting police officers violation of the drivers right to due process and failure to vindicate her right to pre-test legal counsel. The officer interfered with her efforts to reach an attorney by phone, then answered her legal questions including giving her legal advice which included “you won’t get any jail time after you go to court if you refuse the chemical test.”
On November 10, 2018 Thomas C. Gallagher, a Minneapolis Gun Crimes Defense Attorney, presented a Continuing Legal Education course to about 50 of the best defense lawyers in Minnesota, the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The specific topic covered by Gallagher was “How to Restore Gun Rights After a Misdemeanor Domestic Crime Conviction in Minnesota,” including: