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Cynthia Johnson Vermeulen

Hopkins Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I am a married woman whom just had a baby 4 months ago. My husband signing the bc and now another man whom raped me is sueing

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Johnson Vermeulen
    2. Benjamin Josef Colburn
    2 lawyer answers

    Any child conceived or born during marriage is legally considered to be a child of the marriage under MN law. Your husband is the presumed father of the child. Since you indicate you were raped by another man, you should report this to law enforcement, even though it occurred several months to a year ago. This will provide documentation of this assault which may be relevant if this man pursues legal action for paternity, custody and/or parenting time. It is a difficult situation you are in,...

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  2. How do you prove residency 30 years later

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Derek Anthony Patrin
    2. Thomas C Gallagher
    3. Cynthia Johnson Vermeulen
    3 lawyer answers

    This situation points out the difficulties in dealing with huge bureaucracies, like the driver's license department in California. It is ridiculous that nothing was flagged until 30 years later on an incident that didn't occur at all. These can be very frustrating circumstances to address and resolve years later. It is not a question of proving residency in California as much as it is about proving that there was no such ticket. It certainly happens that individuals may provide false names...

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  3. I was pulled for a DWI over a month ago and just gota lawyer to defend my case. Is it too late to file a petition so that my drv

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Derek Anthony Patrin
    2. Thomas C Gallagher
    3. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    4. Cynthia Johnson Vermeulen
    5. Theodore W. Robinson
    5 lawyer answers

    It very well may be too late. Your right to challenge the driver's license revocation expires within 30 days from the date of the license revocation. Currently, due to the legal challenges underway regarding the intoxilyzer (breath testing device), many individuals are taking blood or urine tests instead of the intoxilyzer test. In these circumstances, the results of the test are not known for weeks. Once the test results are received by law enforcement, if the result is an alcohol...

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  4. I have 50% legal custody of my son~the daycare will not provide these without a subponea? Is that against the law?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Eric Carlisle Nelson
    2. Benjamin Josef Colburn
    3. Cynthia Johnson Vermeulen
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have a Judgment and Decree from your dissolution which awarded you joint legal custody, you have the right to access to your son's daycare records without the necessity of a subpoena or other document. Often, agencies will request a subpoena in order to provide this documentation, but it is not necessary. Minnesota law makes clear that you are entilted to access to all pertinent records regarding your child. This should also apply to records outside the State of Minnesota. If...

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  5. 50 years old I have a felony for bad checks 20 years ago Im disabled on ssi and can't get into subsized housing .

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Johnson Vermeulen
    2. Thomas C Gallagher
    2 lawyer answers

    The consequences of a felony can have long-term effects, such as this. Often, individuals do not realize how a decision to plead guilty to a felony can affect them many years later. While there may be the option of pursuing expungement based on the inherent authority of the court, it is likely not the best option. Without seeing your criminal record of conviction, it is impossible to give you an opinion about whether the conviction resulted in a felony conviction or was actually reduced to a...

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  6. Will I really be charged with a gross misdemeanor for accidentally serving a minor alcohol?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Tania Kristine Marie Lex
    2. Cynthia Johnson Vermeulen
    3. Benjamin Josef Colburn
    3 lawyer answers

    Providing alcohol to a minor is a gross misdemeanor charge. Under the circumstances, it appears you attempted in good faith to verify the age of the minor prior to serving him. I feel that these types of charges should be challenged, because the defense of entrapment may apply and because you made an honest mistake and shouldn't have to pay for it with having a criminal conviction. You will likely receive a ticket or formal typed complaint form in the mail, providing a court date for you to...

  7. What will be my charges for small amount of marijuana and possession of paraphanalia?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Johnson Vermeulen
    2. Benjamin Josef Colburn
    2 lawyer answers

    Because you are under the age of 18, you are considered a juvenile under Minnesota law. This means that you do not face jail time or fines for most offenses. Instead, the juvenile court system is designed to help and, if necessary, rehabilitate juvenile offenders to prevent them from reoffending. The policy behind this is to try to help young people realize their mistakes and change their behavior before it's too late: when they are an adult and face adult penalties such as jail and prison....

  8. A few weeks back I was in a friends car with a open bottle in my purse..

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Josef Colburn
    2. Cynthia Johnson Vermeulen
    3. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    3 lawyer answers

    A passenger's liability for an open bottle charge depends on whether the open bottle was in his or her possession. Possession can be actual possession (such as in your hands or in your purse on your lap) or constructive possession (such as in the area of the vehicle within your control). Regardless of your possession of the open bottle in your purse, if you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, he or she should seek to negotiate a favorable resolution of this case for you which will...

  9. I unwittingly took too much of a prescription med for anxiety, bumped someone's car while parking and was arrested.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jason Charles Kohlmeyer
    2. Cynthia Johnson Vermeulen
    3. Richard Timothy Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    There are numerous possible explanations for the lack of charges and lack of information about the situation, due to the recency of the accident. In these types of circumstances, it is not unusual for there to be significant delays. The statute of limitations which is the deadline for these types of charges is several years. Therefore, you may not know for awhile what the status of this situation is. The best way to handle this situation is to consult with and hire an experienced attorney who...

  10. My son has to travel to Nevada for a child custody suit. Can a Mn attorney make sure all the correct paperwork is filed?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Eric Carlisle Nelson
    2. Robert Douglas Kane Jr
    3. Benjamin Josef Colburn
    4. Cynthia Johnson Vermeulen
    4 lawyer answers

    Your son needs a licensed Nevada attorney to represent him and advise him on this complex custody case. There are numerous aspects to this case which he which he needs legal advice as soon as possible. He may check with the Nevada Bar Association for a list of lawyers in the neighboring counties in Nevada. There may also be a volunteer attorney program in Nevada through which he can obtain advice and possible representation. He needs to actively pursue this now.