Category: Criminal Defense

You Have the Right to Remain Silent

  Your Right to Remain Silent on the Street It’s probably the most well-known scene in all of crime drama: the reading of Miranda. It usually goes something like this: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to [..]

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Cheese it, the Cops! Police Contact

We are often asked what to do when contacted by police. This question turns on the specific situation. This post is the first in a series about common ways people come into contact with law enforcement. People usually meet police through traffic stops. You can look at some statistics here. About half of all traffic [..]

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Reasonable Doubt in Mankato

We require proof beyond a reasonable doubt to convict a person of a crime. The logic is simple: “It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.” Voltaire’s line sums a wonderful difference between our legal system here in the United States and the vast majority of legal systems [..]

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