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Is Coercion a crime in Minnesota?
Yes, it can be. Minnesota Statutes Section 609.27 defines the crime of coercion. The 2017 version states:
Subdivision 1. Acts constituting. Whoever orally or in writing makes any of the following threats and thereby causes another against the other’s will to do any act or forbear doing a lawful act is guilty of coercion and may be sentenced as provided in subdivision 2:
(1) a threat to unlawfully inflict bodily harm upon, or hold in confinement, the person threatened or another, when robbery or attempt to rob is not committed thereby; or
(2) a threat to unlawfully inflict damage to the property of the person threatened or another; or
(3) a threat to unlawfully injure a trade, business, profession, or calling; or
(4) a threat to expose a secret or deformity, publish a defamatory statement, or otherwise to expose any person to disgrace or ridicule; or
(5) a threat to make or cause to be made a criminal charge, whether true or false; provided, that a warning of the consequences of a future violation of law given in good faith by a peace officer or prosecuting attorney to any person shall not be deemed a threat for the purposes of this section; or
(6) a threat to commit a violation under section 617.261 [NONCONSENSUAL DISSEMINATION OF PRIVATE SEXUAL IMAGES, a/k/a revenge porn.]
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
Should you get a lawyer for a speeding ticket in Minnesota? Maybe.
Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor charge with a disturbing history. And historically, some police officers abused their discretion, to charge people offending them with this offense. Avoiding a Disorderly Conduct Charge Assert your rights, politely. Say: “I am asserting my Fifth Amendment rights until I can consult an attorney, officer.“ And then, remain silent. But follow… Read More »Disorderly Conduct
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.