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
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Criminal Defense for Non-Citizens Criminal prosecution can have serious immigration consequences for people who are not U.S. citizens. So you could face: Deportation (Removal), Denial of Naturalization, and-or suffer a Bar to Re-Entry, Other, such as renewal and upgrade problems And therefore your criminal defense lawyer should have experience preventing immigration problems by managing the criminal… Read More »Immigration Consequences of Criminal Charge
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
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:
Is Hemp CBD legal in Minnesota? The law could be easier to follow. But the answers are here. CBD sourced from hemp was legal under Minnesota law. And since 2019 CBD with less than 0.3% THC is legal to possess. Moreover, a federal law prohibits spending on federal prosecution of people with state-legal hemp CBD. So… Read More »The Roots of CBD, Hemp & Law in Minnesota
On September 16, 2017 the Board of Directors of Minnesota NORML elected Thomas C. Gallagher to Chair of the Board. Gallagher is a Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer. And he twice ran for election as a Representative in the Minnesota House in District 61B (incumbent Paul Thissen) in 2014 and 2016. Moreover, he was the endorsed-candidate of Republican Party of… Read More »Minnesota NORML Elects Thomas Gallagher Chair of Board of Directors