Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Firm

Everything listed under: Crim Pro: Appeals

  • Inevitable-Discovery Exception

    Officers for the state decided to enter defendant's home without a warrant, and eventually began to question them.  Those answers became evidence (as such things often do).  The State tried using those statements, claiming that they would have gotten the statements anyway...   Read More...

  • Closing Arguments and the Record

      This is why you need a well qualified attorney.  As you can see in this case, even when an attorney doesn't win an argument at court, there is a reason to make the argument, and that's for appeal purposes.  Here the Defense made a record of the need for particular leeway in closing arguments.   Read More...

  • Plea Withdrawal - Conditional Release

    Here is a nice update for the rights of the people.  We have a situation where an agreement was reached, one that didn't include the mandatory minimum conditional release.  The Defendant had the conditional release imposed on a modified sentence, without being informed, without a hearing, with no say at all.   Read More...

  • Case Law Changes for 15 September

    A14-1077 Ricky James Bedell, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Tom Roy, Commissioner of Corrections, Respondent. Rice County District Court, Hon.   Read More...

  • Case Blog: State v. Craig

    You should always be careful when in possession of a firearm.  But if you have a conviction on your record, especially a felony charge, you should ensure that your firearm rights have been reinstated (this must be done by additional court order, not simply completion of probation). A10-1938        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs.   Read More...