In North Dakota, there are many small towns that have only one member of law enforcement serving their area. In those cases, that person is one of great importance to the community that they serve. When that individual is accused of a crime, including sex crimes, that can come as a shock to those around them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People in Minnesota who are convicted for various sex crimes face a myriad of consequences. Criminal punishments can include lengthy prison sentences along with probation and parole times. However, for some people, that is just the tip of the iceberg.
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.
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.
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.