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Restoring Gun Rights After a Domestic Misdemeanor in Minnesota

“Can my rights to firearms be restored after a conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?” Yes, you can restore gun rights after a misdemeanor domestic.  But it’s complicated.  There was a time when the law stripped a person’s civil rights for a felony conviction , but not for a misdemeanor.  A nice bright line.  Well, …

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How to Avoid a Marijuana Arrest in a Car in Minnesota: Top Nine Tips

Like Paul Simon’s song “50 ways to leave your lover,” there are at least fifty ways to tell a police officer that you do not consent to any searches.  Make an excuse if you like: “I’m late, for a very important date.”  But no excuse is necessary.  You should not offer any justification for refusing a search.  Be confident and politely insistent. It’s your legal right to be secure from searches and seizures by police unless they have a search warrant or an exception to the warrant requirement. 

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Thomas Gallagher Elected Chair of Minnesota NORML Board of Directors

On September 16, 2017 the Board of Directors of Minnesota NORML elected Thomas C. Gallagher to the position of Chair of the Board.  Gallagher is a Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer who twice campaigned for election as a Representative in the Minnesota House in District 61B (incumbent Paul Thissen) in 2014 and 2016.  He was the endorsed candidate of Republican Party of Minnesota in both election cycles.

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Jesus as Defense Lawyer: The Woman Accused of Adultery

What can we learn about criminal law from the story of the Jesus and The Adulterous Woman in John Chapter 8 of the New Testament? We can learn about what criminal defense lawyers do. We can learn about the laws of evidence. We can learn about a jury’s right and power to sentence. We can learn about connecting persuasively with people.