Some criminal offenses in Minnesota stem from sense of maintaining an orderly society. Charges such as disorderly conduct, terroristic threats and obstruction of justice should not be taken lightly. Our defense attorneys have been fighting for defendants since 1998. We’re here to help if you’ve been accused of a societal crime.
Disorderly conduct is often viewed as a “catch-all” crime. In other words, law enforcement can arrest you, or file disorderly conduct charges, in any circumstance where your behavior is seen as a potential disturbance. Even though you might not think your behavior is bothersome, you can still be arrested and charged with the crime.
In the state of Minnesota, fleeing police is a crime and can even lead to felony charges. Whether a police officer is trying to pull you over, or just wants to speak with you, running away can result in very strict penalties. In some cases, fleeing police can lead to long jail time and steep fines.
There are many different types of gun charges in Minnesota, and they can range from misdemeanors to felonies. No injury needs to occur for a person to be charged with a gun-related offense. Simply having the wrong weapon out at the wrong time can lead to very serious charges.
911 Call Interference
Keeping someone from a phone when they need to call for help, or taking away a phone and ending a 911 call prematurely, can lead to these charges against you. You can be charged even if the person ends up completing the call and law enforcement responds to the request for help.
Obstruction of Justice
Anytime you interfere with any sort of police, legal, or government proceeding, you can be charged with obstruction of justice. In the state of Minnesota, obstruction of justice takes on many different forms.
Terroristic threats are not taken lightly in this day and age. We often hear about the seriousness of saying “bomb” on an airplane, or yelling “fire” in a movie theater. While these things may seem harmless, they call to mind much greater problems occurring in the world around us. Any comment that is deemed threatening can be treated as a terroristic threat.
Order for Protection Violation
When a judge issues an order for protection in Minnesota, you are bound by law to follow the guidelines it establishes. An OFP is typically issued under the Domestic Abuse Act, and it is designed to offer protection to an individual who has been threatened, or abused. In most cases, an order for protection prevents you from seeing or contacting the individual.
Restraining Order Violation
A harassment restraining order is designed to protect someone from being harassed again. Any person who has been harassed can seek a restraining order against the harasser. In Minnesota, an individual can seek a restraining order even after a single incident of harassment.
You may have the right to possess a weapon in Minnesota, but this right only extends as far as the law allows. There are many different reasons why you may be charged with a crime related to the possession, use, or sale of weapons.