How reliable is scientific evidence in criminal court?

Forensic evidence can provide invaluable information to support a case. However, it is not always trustworthy. In fact, the science behind forensic findings is sometimes dangerously fallible. As indicated by a report from the President’s Council of Advisors on...

Public Intoxication Is Not A Crime in Minnesota

Many states have laws on the books that criminalize the act of being in public while drunk due to alcohol consumption and/or drug use. These offenses are known by various names such as public intoxication, drunk and disorderly, drunk in public. However, Minnesota is...

Robbery vs. Burglary: What’s the difference?

The terms burglary and robbery are often used interchangeably in everyday life, movies and television. However, these terms have very different legal definitions under Minnesota’s criminal code. When a character in a television series comes home from vacation to...

Statute of Limitations in Minnesota

Let’s say someone you know was engaged in some sort of criminal activity and managed to get away with it in the short term. Or maybe they made some youthful indiscretions in their earlier years. How long does that person have to live their life looking over...
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