Christian Ryan Peterson’s Answers

Christian Ryan Peterson

Anoka Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Am i violating a Minnesota order for protection if the petitioner calls me I answer but don't say anything back while she yells

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christian Ryan Peterson
    2. Jay Bodzin
    3. Matthew Thomas Majeski
    4. Andrew M. Leone
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    It's not a violation to answer the phone, but that doesn't mean that your ex will not be able to attempt to report this contact as a violation and try to get you in trouble. It is best if you don't answer. Keep your call logs intact, because this is important evidence that she is trying to set you up.

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  2. I did something really stupid and I'm being blackmailed for it.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christian Ryan Peterson
    2. Latosha A. Wilkes Crawford
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
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    The most imports t thing to remember is that you should not talk to anyone about this except for a criminal defense attorney. Not the police, not this other person. Nobody. It will not help you, but it might hurt you. If you are charged criminally you need to retain an attorney immediately. On the other hand, I find that often times these situations get less frantic as time goes on. So hang in there, and call an attorney if you have questions.

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  3. Who can tell me to leave a store?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Christian Ryan Peterson
    2. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    3. Tricia Dwyer
    4. Robert H. Hanaford
    5. Jaye L. Samuels
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    Stores are private businesses. You can be asked to leave for most any reason so long as it is not due to discrimination based on race, sex, religion, etc. Your constitutional rights protect you against the government. They do not apply to interactions between citizens. Stores have the absolute ability to ban guns from their premises, though if they do this it is best to post a sign.

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  4. Can I get a government job with three misdemeanor DUIs?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Christian Ryan Peterson
    2. Samuel John Edmunds
    3. Tricia Dwyer
    4. Douglas Troy Kans
    5. Miguel Amador
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    I don't believe that it is a bar to working there, but it certainly makes it more difficult.

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  5. Keep getting rescheduled for court. 4 times now.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Leif Fossum
    2. Christian Ryan Peterson
    3. Thomas C Gallagher
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Howard Aaron Lazarus
    5 lawyer answers

    It sounds to me like your bigger issue isn't the rescheduling, but whether you believe you committed burglary in the first place. 2nd degree burglary is a serious charge. If you don't have an attorney, you need to get one to help you sort through these charges. You may have some issues that would help you avoid a burglary conviction altogether.

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  6. Is it at all possible to get my DWI reduced to a reckless driving?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Wesley Keyser
    2. Christian Ryan Peterson
    3. Thomas C Gallagher
    4. Max Allen Keller
    5. W. Harvey Skees
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    It depends on the prosecutor you work with, but many times they will be willing to allow you to plead to a lesser charge widen your alcohol level was low. It is worth talking to the prosecutor to see whether this is possible. However, remember that along with the criminal case you also have an implied consent license revocation. If that remains on your record it can be treated like a DWI in future proceedings. So simply getting a plea to careless driving isn't enough. You also need to...

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  7. What is the best route for me to divorce my soon to be deported spouse: Do the divorce before deportation, or wait until after?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian Ryan Peterson
    2. Matthew Thomas Majeski
    3. Michael J Corbin
    4. Gunda Johanna Brost
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    I don't think getting sole custody will be difficult regardless of when you file, since your husband will be deported very soon. One thing that could be affected by waiting is your ability to start a divorce proceeding. You will have to personally serve him with a copy of the petition, which will be easier to do if he is still in the country. And just because you serve him with a copy of the petition doesn't mean that you need to file it. In short, timing in your case is important. You...

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  8. Should I give a police officer my statement, no physical evidence I committed crime? What should I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian Ryan Peterson
    2. Thomas C Gallagher
    3. Alex De Marco
    4. Michael Terrence Walters
    5. David W. Jacobsen
    5 lawyer answers

    I rarely ever advise going and speaking to law enforcement about possible criminal charges. They are not looking to clear your name. They are looking to get an incriminating statement from you. Giving a statement is a bad idea. Don't talk about the case with anyone except a criminal defense attorney. Do not make any more public statements like this one about the matter.

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  9. Is a warrantless search of my fenced in rear lot legal for a "Weeds as a Public Nuisance" citation?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christian Ryan Peterson
    2. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    3. Max Allen Keller
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Jack Richard Lebowitz
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    Usually entering onto parts of a property other than a driveway or sidewalk would be a fourth amendment violation. The question is whether raising that issue would help your case. If the weeds in question are viewable from the street or your driveway, then raising a fourth amendment challenge would not benefit you because the weeds are in plain view. If you are interested in raising such a challenge you should hire an attorney. As you can see, the fourth amendment is very complicated.

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  10. My 19 year old was caught shoplifting a $10 item and taken to Leon County jail. Her hearing is Oct 31, Should we hire a lawyer

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jerry Jenkins
    2. Christian Ryan Peterson
    3. Michael Adam Haber
    4. Zachary Michael Ward
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    Even shoplifting a small amount may have a serious impact on her life if convicted. It is at least worth talking to a lawyer to see what he best course of action would be. If she can't afford a lawyer, she may be entitled to a public defender.

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