The Governor is the head of the executive branch of government; but is not a King. So, the Governor only has the powers delegated to him by law, and limited by law. Now that the Minnesota Governor “ordered” a mask mandate, with enforcement penalties, we may ask: “Is that ‘order’ lawful? Is it enforceable?” As… Read More »Why Gov’s Minnesota Mask Mandate Order Is Illegal, Unenforceable
COVID-19 updates: We are responding to the developments related to the new coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. And we remain available to you during this challenging period.
But our work continues, to protect clients and help answer any questions.
Our COVID-19 updates, and answers to frequently asked questions appear below. And feel free to reach out to us any time at Thomas@GallagherDefense.com or 612 333-1500 for help with your legal matter.
Q: “Is your office currently open during normal business hours?”
Yes, we are available by phone; and for office appointments.
Q: “When and how can I contact you?”
See our contacts page for our still regular office hours, and contact information.
Q: “Are you accepting new clients?”
Yes. And we are adapting to the current legal environment of the pandemic to benefit our clients now. We can now take advantage of unique, temporary opportunities.
Q: “How can I get updates regarding the status of my case or legal matter?”
A phone call is the quickest way to get case updates, and specific COVID-19 updates.
Q: “Are courts still open in Minnesota? Will my court date be rescheduled? What if I can’t come to court because I’m sick, vulnerable or quarantined?”
Courts have been rescheduling many court dates. And this creates opportunities for us in the short run. If a client is sick or quarantined we can contact the court to reschedule.
Again, please feel free to call with questions. We are here for you.
And take a look at our posts on COVID-19 update issues, below.
Minnesota anti-mask law: Did you know that Minnesota law makes wearing a mask in public a crime? But many today are wearing masks in public to protect from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. And that is a misdemeanor severity-level crime under this Minnesota state criminal law. This law is yet another example of overcriminalization.… Read More »Repeal the Minnesota anti-mask law? We’re all criminals now
We are all doing our part to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. People are staying home as much as possible. And many businesses have changed their operations in response. Recently Minnesota’s Governor put out a stay-at-home advisory. But it makes many practical exceptions, including for any essential business. And Gallagher Criminal Defense is an essential business… Read More »Criminal Defense is an Essential Business: Coronavirus update