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Derek Chauvin Pleads Guilty in Federal Court: What This Means

Criminal Law

On December 15, 2021, Derek Chauvin, the ex-officer convicted of 2nd-degree unintentional murder stemming from the death of George Floyd, pled guilty in federal court to two counts of violating the constitutional rights of citizens to be free from unreasonable force by a police officer. This guilty plea was an amendment to his original plea

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Jury Stipulations in the Case Against Kim Potter

Criminal Law

On April 11, 2021 Daunte Wright was subjected to a traffic stop due to expired registration and air fresheners hanging off the rearview mirror. Officers soon learned that Mr. Wright had a warrant out for his arrest, had him exit his vehicle, and attempted to take him into custody. A skirmish ensued, where Mr. Wright

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Can Police Search You and Around Your House Without a Warrant?

Criminal Law

When looking into a suspected criminal offense, police officers focus heavily on gathering enough evidence to convict the potential criminal of a crime. It is required by the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution that police officers either have a search warrant or subsequent permission to search a piece of property. More often than

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10 Things to Keep in Mind When Being Pulled Over for a Traffic Stop in Minnesota

Criminal Law

Here is a real scenario: You see the flashing lights in your rearview mirror, and the police officer is not passing you. Your stomach tightens. You may feel anxious, nervous, or even angry. That is only natural; most of us have been there. A traffic ticket can be much more than an annoying inconvenience. It

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Illicit Drug Sales in Minnesota

Criminal Law

The use of illicit drugs has been rapidly growing in the state of Minnesota over the past decade. In one year alone, illicit drug overdoses were up almost 28% in the Minneapolis area (from ’19 to ’20). This is an alarming number that must be monitored in the next few years. All illicit drugs come

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Derek Chauvin Case Update: First Appearance in U.S. District Court

Derek Chauvin Case Update: First Appearance in U.S. District Court

Criminal Law

After being found guilty on all charges for the murder of George Floyd in the state of Minnesota, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin made his first appearance in U.S. District Court. Chauvin appeared over a virtual call from Minnesota’s maximum security prison in Oak Park Heights wearing an orange jumpsuit. After being convicted for

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Minnesota Sex Crimes Overview

Minnesota Sex Crimes Overview

BK Law Group, Criminal Law

If you or a family member is arrested for a sexual conduct offense is an extremely disturbing scenario for any loved one to go through. There are many questions that may pop into someone’s head after learning that a loved one has been arrested and convicted of a sexual conduct offense in the state of

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Derek Chauvin Case Update: What Would Happen if He Appealed His Conviction?

Criminal Law

On April 20, 2021, Derek Chauvin was found guilty by a jury for second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter of George Floyd. Essentially, the only option Derek Chauvin has to get out of this situation is through an appeal. Every convicted criminal has the right to appeal their conviction to the

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Rights and Limitations of A Citizen Publicly Protesting in Minnesota 

Criminal Law

With Derek Chauvin’s trial underway, there is anticipation of public protests. If you are considering attending a protest, you need to know your own legal rights and permissions and where your rights are limited. In light of the escalating and violent protests that took place in early 2020, it would be wise to attain knowledge

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Process of Gun Rights Restoration in Minnesota

Criminal Law

The ability to own a firearm is a fundamental right based on the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. However, some individuals may either temporarily or permanently lose the right to possess firearms and ammunition in Minnesota if they are convicted of certain criminal acts. The process to restore an individual’s gun rights will be

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