What is a crime, exactly, legally? What are some commonly alleged crimes in Minnesota? What defenses are built into the definitions of these crimes?
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Meet the attorney. Gallagher Criminal Defense Services is located in Minneapolis. Thomas C Gallagher is a criminal lawyer with over 30 years experience defending clients in Minnesota Federal Court and State Courts.
The Necessity Defense is sometime called the Choice of Evils Defense. It is a common law defense, springing from the moral hearts of the people over hundreds, thousands of years, accepted by courts and incorporated into the common law. The reason the People believe in the defense is that we see no justice in convicting a person of a crime who was doing the right thing in the circumstances. To convict a person of a crime based upon a technicality, or the mere literal letter of the law, can sometimes work a grave injustice. This is defense sounds in the fundamental human right to a real, unmanaged, jury trial.
Minnesota Carry Permit Page People with a Minnesota Carry Permit are more law-abiding than the general population, according to the State of Minnesota. Even so, we have laws limiting us that others do not have. What laws do Minnesota Carry Permit holders need to be aware of? And how do you qualify for a Minnesota… Read More »Minnesota Carry Permit
Criminal Possession of a Firearm Can the government define possession of a firearm as a crime? Yes. But when can firearm possession be a crime? This page is about gun possession – what it is, and how they prove it. When is possession of a firearm a crime? Whether you are “guilty” of a firearm… Read More »What is Firearm Possession?
How to Know – Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer? Should I retain a criminal defense attorney? If you’ve never had to consider that question, that is good luck. Neither you, nor anyone close to you has had a problem with police or prosecutors. But live long enough; and it could happen. Being innocent… Read More »Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer?