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Articles by Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Carolyn Agin Schmidt

Vehicular Homicide Overview and Vehicular Manslaughter Legal Defense

Fatal Minnesota Accidents. Cases involving vehicular homicide are often very shocking and receive extensive media spotlight.  An average day or a fun night out can end with very serious charges, including imprisonment, fines, and license revocation.  One bad decision can spur a lifetime of devastating consequences.

Vehicular Homicide Overview and Vehicular Manslaughter Legal Defense

Fatal Minnesota Accidents. Cases involving vehicular homicide are often very shocking and receive extensive media spotlight.  An average day or a fun night out can end with very serious charges, including imprisonment, fines, and license revocation.  One bad decision can spur a lifetime of devastating consequences.

Why Minnesota Fugitives Should Hire an Attorney Before They Surrender

If you are on the run from the law, don't plan your next move without an experienced criminal attorney. Being a fugitive can be a danger to your safety -- fleeing suspects are often hurt and sometimes killed as they attempt to elude police.

Death at a Minneapolis Bar Shows Need for Skilled Criminal Lawyer

When criminals attack, sometimes victims fight back. But in the case of a Minneapolis bar bouncer who was attacked with a knife, it could lead to a murder charge.

One example comes from a 2010 MPR report. The city's 28th homicide of the year occurred when a bouncer at Grumpy's bar in Minneapolis was attacked by a knife-wielding man outside the front door. He suffered cuts before finally, unable to disarm the man or fend him off, the bouncer shot him dead. He had a legal, licensed gun and a permit to carry it concealed.

Computer Crimes in Minnesota

The creation and widespread use of new technology often means better ways to do things and increased productivity and communication. It also means new ways to get into trouble, including new forms of fraud and theft.

Crimes involving computers and the Internet are typically either white collar crimes or crimes involving sexual misconduct. White collar computer and Internet crimes include:

  • Hacking
  • Theft of Technology
  • Internet Phishing
  • Promoting a Computer Virus
  • Computer Theft
  • Computer Damage
  • Fraud, and
  • Unauthorized Computer Access.

What is an expungement, and do I qualify for one?

An expungement is the sealing of all records or, in some cases, the return of records that one may have as a result of having been arrested or charged with a crime. There are three kinds of expungements under Minnesota Law:

What should you do if the police want to question you or search your property?

If a police officer or investigator wants to question you about a criminal investigation, you should assert your right to remain silent and have your lawyer present. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that you have a right against self-incrimination: the right to remain silent. Whether you are in custody or not, you should not answer the officer's questions until you have discussed your case with a lawyer.

What is a Pretrial Diversion Program?

In certain Minnesota counties, you may be eligible for a "pretrial diversion" if you have been charged with a crime and meet certain requirements.

Types of Criminal Fraud (Explained)

Fraud is a serious crime that can be charged at the state or federal level. It is often referred to as a white collar crime. If you are involved in a case of fraud, it is important to know what you are up against. Check out the different types of fraud and the possible penalties below.

Common White Collar Crimes

The term “white collar crime” was created in 1939 and refers to crimes committed by business and government professionals. These professionals generally wear suits for work, hence the term white collar. The crimes committed have the potential to destroy a company, bankrupt its workers and investors. The movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" is a prime example of a white collar crime that was committed by a scamming stockbroker named Jordan Belfort. These financial deceptors aim to scam money out of anything they possibly can.

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