Felony possession of a firearm charges can include more than just a felon in possession of a gun. So, an ineligible person is a broader category. And since these crimes have severe penalties, we should learn more about the law. You can do that here. Due process Gun laws have become complex and confusing –… Read More »Ineligible Person in Possession of a Firearm
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Alcohol & Your Carry Permit When it comes to Minnesota carry laws, alcohol is a concern. Carrying under the influence is a crime in a public place. So, can you carry in a bar? Read this page by Gun Crimes Defense Attorney Thomas Gallagher to explore these topics. Minnesota carry laws and alcohol Even with… Read More »Carrying Under the Influence
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
Is it time for marijuana legalization in Minnesota? Opposing legalization is now political suicide Opposing marijuana legalization for responsible adult use is now political suicide. That might surprise some. But much has changed. Recently Gallup reported its polling on the issue: “Sixty-six percent of Americans now support legalizing marijuana.” Democracy? Bipartisan Majorities And support is bipartisan. More Democrats… Read More »Marijuana Legalization in Minnesota: the Right Way
What are the most important underage drinking laws in Minnesota? Can police force a minor consumption suspect to blow into a breath test machine? The three biggest legal problems for those underage are: (1) underage consumption; (2) minor in possession of alcohol; and, (3) underage drinking and driving (“not a drop”) Underage drinking laws and driving The most… Read More »Underage Consumption > Can a Minor Refuse a Breath Test in Minnesota?
Self-Defense Law in Minnesota A person who acts reasonably in self-defense is no criminal. Self-defense is not a crime. That is the broad rule under Minnesota’s self-defense laws. All over the world, and through history, people recognize this rule. The defense to assault and similar charges is universal. When it comes to self-defense laws, that much… Read More »Self-Defense Laws