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Judge offers 3 reasons why alleged child porn should be tossed

When law enforcement or any other agent of the government performs a search or seizure that is objectively unreasonable, any evidence they obtain can be suppressed. In other words, the government can't use tainted evidence against defendants.

What parents should know about teenage sexting

You probably gave your teenager a cell phone for easy contact and peace of mind in emergency situations. However, cell phones come with risks, and sexting, or sending nude or sexual photos with an electronic device, has become a common occurrence. When the images involve persons younger than 18, teenagers can be prosecuted under child pornography laws. Here is how you can help your children avoid this unlawful situation.

Federal appeals court rules on sex offender program

Defendants facing sex crime charges in Minnesota have good reason to want to understand how the state's sex offender registry program works. If convicted of a sex crime, a person may need to participate in this program and that participation may have long-lasting effects on a person's life.

Groups speak out on issues with sex crime laws in Minnesota

Any Minnesota resident who has ever been accused of a sex crime knows the challenges that come with such charges. Even family members of defendants can experience difficulties caused by these types of allegations. But, just how fair are Miinnesota's laws when it comes to prosecuting and penalizing people for sex crimes? It seems that the answer to that question may depend on who you ask.

Plea results in sentence with probation and treatment

Minnesota residents who are charged with criminal offenses such as sex-related crimes can understandably be concerned about their futures. While difficult, it is always important at the outset of a criminal defense process to remember that a charge is not the same thing as a conviction. What may ultimately come of a charge can vary greatly from what is initially alleged or even formally charged. A 28-year-old Minnesota high school coach and teacher offers an example of this.

Dispute over treatment approach for sex offenders

It is not uncommon for leglislators in Minnesota to disagree on the best way to approach difficult issues. In some situations, these disputes may fall along political party lines. Republicans, for example, tend to be thought of as wanting to crack down on what they see as criminal threats. Democrats tend to be thought of as more sympathetic to wanting to try and treat problems and rehabilitate people.

How does Minnesota define date rape?

If you are like many in Grand Forks, a typically date for you may involve good conversation at a local bar or restaurant aided by a couple of drinks to help break the ice. Oftentimes, such an encounter may progress on to intimate contact with your dating partner. You may view such contact as being consensual, yet later discover that your partner may not have shared the same opinion. This is typically how date rape allegations begin.

Minnesota man faces multiple child pornography counts

When authorities in Grand Forks investigate an alleged crime, they must make sure that they follow the law and policies set by the state and federal government, as well as by their own agency. For example, if they conduct a search without getting a warrant, that would be considered a violation of the person’s constitutional rights. While some see such technicalities as a way for people to get away with committing a crime, these protections are in place to ensure that law enforcement agencies are limited in what they can do.

Jared Fogle’s plea deal not taken well by some

One of the options for a North Dakota resident accused of a crime is to plead guilty and hope for a lessened sentence. In many cases, entering a guilty plea may result in less prison time or other penalties that may be more favorable than those a judge might rule if the defendant pled innocent. It is not possible to predict the outcome of a criminal case, which is why it is so important for someone accused of a serious charge, such as a sexual crime, to have efficient representation.

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