What Is the Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter in Minnesota?

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In most states, there is a difference between manslaughter and murder. In Minnesota, if an individual causes the death of another, they may face manslaughter or murder charges, depending on the facts and circumstances. The state will analyze the circumstances surrounding the homicide and determine whether to file murder or manslaughter charges. The circumstances of a homicide will also...

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Understanding Sexual Assault Charges in North Dakota

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Sexual assault charges are some of the most serious charges you could face. Even apart from the legal issues, mere allegations of sexual assault can smear your reputation and ruin your life. Because of the complexities of this area of law, it can be challenging to understand the charges you face. If you are facing sexual assault charges, you...

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How Can You Prove Employer Negligence in Minnesota?

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Proving an employer negligence lawsuit is vastly different than proving a workers’ compensation case. The most notable difference is that workers’ comp is a no-fault system, which means you do not need to prove negligence to bring a successful workers’ comp claim if you are injured at work. Most injured employee claims will be exclusive to workers’ compensation. In...

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Does North Dakota Have Domestic Abuse Laws?

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Every state has domestic violence laws. Some states have stand-alone domestic abuse laws, while others have domestic violence enhancements or add-ons that can get tacked onto underlying crimes like assault or battery. No matter the case, the courts and prosecutors take domestic assault very seriously. A mere accusation can cost you big time. If a verbal disagreement with a...

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What to Do if You Have Been Accused of Sexual Assault in North Dakota

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The first thing you should do if you are accused of sexual assault in North Dakota is to seek a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney that you can trust. Allegations of sexual assault are some of the most serious criminal charges on the books. Even if the accusation is untrue and unfounded, it can wreak havoc on your...

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What You Need to Know About Child Solicitation in Minnesota

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As one might imagine, law enforcement takes any crimes involving children seriously. Even mere accusations of indecent solicitation of a child can be detrimental to your freedom, livelihood, and reputation. Do not take child solicitation allegations lightly. You need professional and aggressive representation. At the Criminal Defense Attorney & Workers Compensation Law Offices of Arechigo & Stokka, we have...

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Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Amputations in Minnesota?

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Aside from death, an amputation is one of the most severe and devastating injuries you can suffer from a workplace accident. The loss of a limb is undoubtedly life-altering. The severity of the amputation may impact your ability to work, care for yourself, and your general quality of life.  If your amputation happened at work or you had to...

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What Is the Punishment for Theft in Minnesota?

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In Minnesota, theft charges are taken seriously, and the penalties for a conviction can be harsh. If the State has charged you with theft, you may wonder, What is the punishment for theft in Minnesota? Theft offenses in Minnesota can be charged as misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, or as a felony. The specific incident, dollar amount or loss of value,...

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Is Possession of a Controlled Substance a Felony in North Dakota?

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If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance in North Dakota, you are undoubtedly worried about your future. A conviction for drug possession of any kind can lead to imprisonment, fines, or both. A criminal record can also lead to unforeseen consequences, such as making it difficult to find gainful employment or apply for a mortgage....

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How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in North Dakota?

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If you are facing a driving under the influence charge in ND, you may be wondering how long that DUI will stay on your record if there’s a conviction. Unfortunately, as with most negative interactions with the law, the lasting consequences of a DUI go far beyond completing your sentence and paying your fines. A DUI conviction can follow...

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