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

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If you or someone you love was convicted of a felony in North Dakota, you already know the consequences can be severe. A conviction can stay on your record long after the case is closed and you have completed your sentence. Perhaps a mistake from your past is now hindering your future, and you cannot secure a mortgage or...

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What Happens When You Get Your First DUI in North Dakota?

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Have you recently been arrested for driving under the influence in North Dakota? You are probably embarrassed and perhaps fearful of what lies ahead. Don’t panic! A first-offense DUI is serious, but an experienced and skilled DUI defense attorney can help you understand North Dakota DUI laws and avoid the harshest penalties and achieve the best possible outcome. Let...

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Can You Get Fired for Failing a Workers’ Comp Drug Test?

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There are several different situations in which an employer may drug test employees. One such circumstance is if there is a workplace accident. If your employer asked you to submit to a drug test following a work-related accident, and you are wondering, Can you get fired for failing a drug test? Contact us at Arechigo & Stokka.  If you...

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What is Aggravated Robbery?

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Aggravated robbery in MN is the most serious form of theft in which the accused is armed with a deadly weapon or inflicts bodily harm on the victim. Simple robbery, on the other hand, is the mere threat of using violence during the commission of a theft.  If you or someone you love has been charged with aggravated robbery,...

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What Are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Fargo, ND?

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Have you or a loved one recently been charged with drug possession in Fargo, ND? You need a drug crime lawyer in North Dakota on your side. The hours and days following a drug possession charge can be frightening. The penalties for drug possession can be severe, depending on the type and quantity of drugs.  These penalties can include:...

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What Are the Penalties for Your First Probation Violation?

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Probation is an essential component of the Minnesota criminal justice system. As an alternative to jail, probation can help you in many facets of your life. However, being on probation requires a deep commitment. You will need to follow the probation rules closely. If you don’t, you could face a probation violation hearing. Even if it is your first...

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What to Do if Your Employer is Discouraging Your Workers’ Comp Claim

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Being injured at work is worrisome enough. Will you be able to get back to work? How are your bills going to be paid? How long will it take for the workers’ comp insurance company to begin paying your medical bills and wage loss benefits? These are all valid questions, and without good answers, they can cause a lot...

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What Are the North Dakota Laws for Statutory Rape?

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In North Dakota, it is illegal for an adult to engage in sexual activity with a minor. Unlike many other laws, consent is not a defense. This means even if the sexual activity is consensual, you still committed statutory rape.  Statutory rape is a serious crime with significant consequences. Statutory rape laws arise from the idea that anyone under...

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What Is the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Device Program?

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Facing a DWI charge can turn your life upside-down. You may feel scared that you could go to jail, lose your job, and lose your ability to provide for your family. While avoiding jail may be your primary goal, you need to be aware of other penalties that could make your life very difficult. One of the most life-altering...

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What Are Marijuana Felony Possession Amounts in Minnesota?

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Minnesota is one of several states that passed laws to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, as well as marijuana possession for medical use. However, Minnesota still has strict drug statutes on the books, despite easing some restrictions. These varying laws can be confusing and lead many people to wonder, When is possession of marijuana a felony?...

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