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Questions concerning the laws, criminal justice system, civil court procedures and related topics specific to the state of Minnesota.

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Being convicted for murder and manslaughter for the same act

Derek Chauvin has just been convicted of both murder and manslaughter for the same crime (killing George Floyd). I understand how one person can be charged with multiple offences for the same crime (...
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How do murder charges work?

In the recent trial of former officer Derek Chauvin, today he was found guilty on all charges. Those charges include: Murder in the Second Degree (Murder 2) Murder in the Third Degree (Murder 3) ...
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Qualified Immunity in Wright Minnesota Shooting

https://abcnews.go.com/US/minnesota-police-officer-fatally-shoots-driver-traffic-stop/story?id=77013068&cid=clicksource_4380645_3_heads_hero_live_twopack_hed Given that a Minnesota policewoman ...
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How does a witness get an attorney?

Someone who was with George Floyd the day he was killed pleaded the Fifth (source). The Hennepin County Public Defender's Office filed the notice on behalf of Morries Hall, who was sitting in the ...
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How many years could Chauvin get for tax fraud?

Derek Chauvin was charged with nine counts of felony tax fraud. I looked up the maximum sentence for tax evasion. It is five years. Does this mean that, from taxes alone, Chauvin is eligible for 45 ...
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Anti-Fighting Clauses in a Prenup (MN)

Any ideas for prenup clauses to discourage fighting at a future divorce? I've got so far: Binding mediation & arbitration Fees (attorney, court, etc.) awarded to opposite party for refusing ...
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Does a Pet Deposit change the meaning of Wear and Tear?

I am curious, in a Rental Agreement there are the following stipulations for having pet(s) on the property: a non-refundable pet deposit be made (Payment) I think I can safely assume this is for ...
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Being charged with driving while impaired, in the state of Minnesota? While prescribed desoxyn

Or while being prescribed desoxyn by a doctor, Is there a limit of methamphetamine in one's system that can allow one to drive and not be charged with driving while impaired, in the state of ...
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What enforcement is there for lack of lawn care in Minneapolis?

I live in Minneapolis, and my landlords are not properly maintaining my yard, which is shared with the other unit. In Minnesota, lawn care is the landlord's responsibility, unless the lease ...
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My landlord decided that my rent is due earlier than we had agreed

I'm renting a room in a house in Minnesota, USA. Upon telling my landlord that I was looking for a different place to rent because of her dogs constantly barking at me (and even biting me), she ...
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If someone leaves a scooter from a vehicle sharing service in my yard can I dismantle it?

A scooter from a vehicle sharing service (Bird) was left in my yard. What laws do I break if I dismantle it? Does the owner have any civil claim against me? Assume the scooter can be reassembled. ...
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Signed non-compete, no mention of one in offer letter (MN). Is it still enforceable?

First post on here after doing a ton of Google searching on this topic. Roughly five years ago, I began work at Company A. In my offer letter, there was no mention of my employment being dependent on ...
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Is it intimidation or trespassing if someone confronts you about suing their insurance company when at home?

I had a guy show up at my house knowing that I was already suing his car insurance company, for a car accident; he hit my car passing on left while homeowner was turning left into their driveway. ...
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I am looking for a Minnesota law similar to a California law about vehicles, trailers, and overhang

I don't know that you will be able to find the Minnesota statute or regulation on point. If you can, I will be grateful for sure but my search led me to a more general question. MN has a comparatively ...