When facing serious criminal charges, the nature of a person's arrest might feel inconsequential. However, for those who are hoping to have their charges thrown out, what transpired before and during the arrest is actually extremely important. In North Dakota, drug crimes charges from five different instances were all recently thrown out of court.
On August 1st, 2018, a new law went into effect in Minnesota which makes it a crime to operate a boat, ATV or snowmobile while under the influence of alcohol. Lawmakers called it "Little Alan's Law" because a young boy named Alan lost his life when a snowmobile struck him under the control of an intoxicated man. The man in question already had his driver's license suspended due to prior DUIs, but a loophole in the law still allowed him to drive a snowmobile.
Facing criminal charges of any type can be frightening, but defendants in North Dakota who have been accused of a white collar crime may feel especially worried. Because white collar crimes typically involve significant amounts of money, the consequences of a conviction can be severe. Understanding some of the most common types of charges in this category can help ease defendants' fears and make it easier to proceed with defense planning.
Teenagers are not immune to anger issues and getting into fights. In September 2018, a 17-year-old faced attempted murder charges after police caught him engaged in a shootout that resulted in one fatality.