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  • How many times will I have to go to court?

    A common question I get from people I talk to is "how many times will I need to go to court?" A typical misdemeanor case will require 2-3 court appearances. Why can't we get this done at the first cou

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  • What Is Going to Happen When We Go to Court?

    What is going to happen when we go to court? Will have to say anything? How long will it take? I get these questions all the time. The answers can vary depending on what type of case it is-- felony ve

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  • How Should I Dress for Court?

    It seems so basic for lawyers, but for those people who don't spend their lives in the courtroom, deciding what to wear can be a tough decision. The Basics of Courtroom Attire How should I dress for c

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  • IS WHITE COLLAR CRIME ON THE RISE?

    It seems like you can't read the paper these days without seeing something about an executive of some big company who is being investigated by the government for doing something wrong. Is it just bett

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  • North Dakota, Feds to Incarcerate Less Drug Offenders

    North Dakota's attorney general says the state can't keep up with drug crimes and President Obama has ordered that less drug offenders be incarcerated. Criminal defense lawyer Kevin DeVore says the change will be good not only for courts, but for those accused of crimes. BISMAR...

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  • THE FOURTH AMENDMENT AND THE WARRANT FOR COLLECTION OF ESI CLASH.

    This is the second in a series of articles on e-discovery issues in white collar criminal defense and governmental investigation and enforcement cases. In our previous article we discussed the basic definition of electronically stored information known as "ESI" and the duty to pr...

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  • WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL E-DISCOVERY

    E-Discovery in White Collar Criminal Cases. The sharing and handling of electronically stored information or ESIhas developed into a huge issuewhen working on a complex white collar criminal case. The two reasons: cost and complexity. It is not uncommon for a complex white collar...

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  • FIFTH AMENDMENT IS A QUALIFIED RIGHT

    U.S. Supreme Court Decision Weighs in on Restrictions to Fifth Amendment Privilege. Whats the deal with the Fifth Amendment protection? The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently decided the case of Salinas v. Texas, 570 U.S. _____ (2013), dealing with the issue of ...

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  • WHEN IS IT NECESSARY TO DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE?

    Using Car to Escape Physical Assault Not Valid Necessity Defense in DUI Case. The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled (confirming prior decisions) that the Necessity Defense does not apply in an implied consent case. The implied consent case is the civil case where the revo...

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  • WHITE COLLAR CRIME ON THE RISE IN MINNESOTA?

    More White Collar Cases Are Being Prosecuted at the State Level. The United States Attorneys Office in the District of Minnesota has been more selective in the cases it prosecutes. B. Todd Jones, United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota and Director of the Bureau of A...

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