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Minnesota’s Tobacco 21 Law: FAQs

The legal age for purchasing and consuming tobacco products in Minnesota is now 21. This includes vaping products and e-cigarettes. The Tobacco 21 law in Minnesota reflects the larger change that has taken place at the federal level and in other states throughout the country. This legislation aims to keep dangerous products away from schools… read more

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Exoneration vs. Expungement: What’s the Difference?

While exoneration and expungement are related concepts in criminal law, they have different meanings and may not necessarily happen at the same time. Here, we want to explain exactly what exoneration and expungement are as well as why this matters for those in Minnesota. What is Exoneration? Exoneration is the legal act of absolving someone… read more

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2019 Minnesota Crime Statistics

We often hear reports about the most dangerous cities or states across the country. However, it is crucial to understand what factors are used to determine whether an area is “safe.” In most cases, researchers, news agencies, and law enforcement officials will look at crime statistics for a particular area when determining safety. On that… read more

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29-Vehicle Crash on I-94 Near Monticello Injures 9

A Nov. 12 accident involving 29 vehicles, half of which were large commercial trucks, shut down Interstate 94 for hours in both directions near Monticello. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, this incident happened around 9 a.m. near Flenning Avenue Northeast, very soon after the first-ever snow squall warning had been issued by the National… read more

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What Should I Do if I Have Been Bitten by a Dog?

Dog bite incidents are unpredictable. They happen quickly and usually without warning. If you or somebody you love has been bitten and injured by a dog, there are various steps that you need to take to ensure you receive adequate compensation for what happened. Minnesota Law Regarding Dog Bites States across the country handle dog… read more

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Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Avoid Paying Claims

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of somebody else, you should be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. However, when you are dealing with insurance carriers, you need to be aware of the various tactics that these companies will use to avoid paying… read more

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Minnesota Child Neglect and Abandonment Laws

Minnesota law enforcement officials take child neglect and abandonment laws very seriously. Parents are required to provide and care for children until they can take care of themselves. However, sometimes parents do not uphold these duties and choose to neglect or even abandon their children. This type of abuse can have a profound impact on… read more

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DWI & Child Endangerment in Minnesota

Minnesota law takes driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs very seriously, and DWI-related accidents often lead to serious injuries and fatalities. If an impaired driver has a child in their vehicle at the time they are stopped by law enforcement officials, or when an accident occurs, the state considers this a form of… read more

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Minnesota’s Ignition Interlock Device Program

If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated, the process can be frightening. From the time of your arrest through the court appearances, this can be an incredibly difficult situation. Even if a person avoids jail time after a DUI conviction, they may still have to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle…. read more

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How to Avoid Probate in Minnesota

Probate court proceedings in the aftermath of a person’s death can be complicated. This is the process in which a deceased person’s assets are transferred to those who will inherit them, and this process can be lengthy, costly, and confusing. However, there are ways to avoid the probate process in Minnesota. Living Trusts Minnesota law… read more

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