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
MN Gun Law
In Minnesota, prosecutors charge lawful weapon carriers with Felony Assault 2. And Minnesota’s Second Degree Assault crime statute allows a felony charge for assault, even with no bodily harm at all, if the defendant used a weapon. Moreover, Prosecutors enjoy implying something nefarious about that archaic word, “brandishing.” Forewarned is forearmed As a result, every… Read More »Brandishing, Assault & Self-Defense: Legal Readiness
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
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: