Do you remember the story about Jesus as defense lawyer for the woman accused of adultery? What can we learn about criminal law from the story of Jesus and The Adulterous Woman? (It’s in John, Chapter 8 of the New Testament.) We can learn about what criminal defense lawyers do. And we can learn about the laws of evidence;… Read More »Jesus as Defense Lawyer: The Woman Accused of Adultery
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Minnesota Murder Attorney Thomas Gallagher’s guide to Minnesota Criminal Homicide laws: Homicide crimes are homicides resulting from criminal acts.
Domestic Assault, Felony Assault, Crimes with Domestic Relationship This page is about Minnesota domestic assault; and relationship-based criminal charges, penalties, and defenses. And it explains the services of domestic defense attorney Thomas C. Gallagher, of GALLAGHER CRIMINAL DEFENSE. Thomas Gallagher has represented defendants and witnesses (prosecutor’s victims) in these cases since 1988. His education and experience help… Read More »Domestic Criminal Defense
What is the medical necessity defense to a marijuana charge? First, consider that humans have used marijuana, or cannabis, as medicine for thousands of years. For millennia, people used cannabis for relief and treatment of disease. Modern medical research, as well as clinical practice, has proven the efficacy of marijuana. Medical science shows it helps… Read More »Medical Necessity Defense to Marijuana Charges in Minnesota
What can be done? Some defenses can result in a complete win for the defense before trial. Other defenses approaches may succeed in eliminating evidence or improving the opportunity for winning a jury trial. Another category of defenses attacks the more severe charges, often unfairly exaggerated by the prosecution.
What are criminal defenses in Minnesota?
We have two main types of criminal defenses. First, some defenses undermine the prosecutors burden of proving their claims with evidence. Second, other defenses are affirmative defenses.
And, when defense lawyers become law enforcers in pretrial motions to suppress illegal and unreliable evidence, that is another type of defense.