When will it be legal? Not soon enough! But for one client of Gallagher Criminal Defense facing marijuana grow charges, the nightmare is finally over. Marijuana Attorney Thomas Gallagher moved the court to Suppress Evidence based upon an illegal search. And the result? Dismissal of all felony charges related to a “large indoor and outdoor… Read More »Gallagher Gets Large Marijuana Grow Charges Dismissed; Illegal Search
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July 18, 2019. Thomas C. Gallagher, a Minneapolis Criminal Attorney, presented a Continuing Legal Education class on DUI-marijuana cases and hemp defenses to marijuana charges. And he presented his course to the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), co-sponsored by Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation (MRMR) at CLE: Up in Smoke. The event took… Read More »Thomas Gallagher teaches DUI-marijuana & Hemp Defenses
On June 15, 2018 Thomas C. Gallagher, a Minneapolis Marijuana Crimes Defense Attorney, presented a Continuing Legal Education course to about 200 of the best defense lawyers in Minnesota, the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice 33rd Annual DWI Seminar in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
Topics covered by Gallagher included:
Is religious use of marijuana a defense to a marijuana criminal charge? A recent Minnesota Court of Appeals case indicates the answer may be “yes.” In an unpublished opinion, In the matter of the Welfare of J.J.M.A., A13-0295, filed September 23, 2013, the court addresses the issue. The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed a juvenile’s delinquency… Read More »Religious use of marijuana defense prevails in Minnesota Rastafarian case
CBD legal status was a grey area. But since July 1, 2019, that grey area has become black letter law. Minnesota’s legislature passed a new law amending the definition of “hemp” to the match the 2018 federal statutes’ definition. The new law, effective July 1, 2019, Minnesota Statutes § 18K.02 “DEFINITIONS,” says: “Subd. 3. “Industrial hemp” means the… Read More »CBD Is Legal Now in Minnesota
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