What Is a Minor Consumption Charge in Minnesota?

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Do you have a charge for violating the minor consumption law in Minnesota? You may be wondering how serious your charges are and what kinds of penalties you are facing. Or maybe you are a parent and want to know if you could get in trouble for letting your child consume alcohol. Perhaps you’re a bartender that worries about...

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What Are the Minnesota Knife Laws?

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Were you recently charged with a weapons offense? Knives are a popular means of self-defense, and perhaps you thought the knife you were carrying was legal but are facing a weapons charge. Or you are simply trying to educate yourself on the different types of knives and their legality in Minnesota. No matter your reason, you came to the...

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Understanding a 4th Degree Sexual Conduct Charge in Minnesota

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Thousands of people in Minnesota face sexual conduct allegations every year. Sex crimes allegations hold a negative stigma and can cause immediate damage to your reputation. Criminal sexual conduct allegations can arise in heated situations where one party has a motive to make accusations against another. Unfortunately, the prosecuting attorney may file charges against you anyway.  Many clients facing 4th degree...

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Understanding Workers’ Comp Settlements for Neck Injuries

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When you suffer a neck injury at work, it can impact your entire life. You may be in pain, unable to work, and struggling to pay bills. Workers’ compensation can help you get medical treatment and pay you wages while you’re out of work.  However, some companies don’t treat you fairly when you file a workers’ compensation claim. Our...

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Equipment Malfunction at Work: What to Know

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As an employee, your employer must provide you with a safe work environment. In some situations, a careless manufacturer puts workers at risk. Every day, equipment malfunctions place many individuals at risk for severe machine injuries. If injured due to an equipment malfunction, it is crucial to promptly speak to a work injury attorney and discuss your rights. You...

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Do I Have to Let the Police In My House?

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DO I HAVE TO LET THE POLICE IN MY HOUSE? In a word, no.  The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches, which includes the entry of a home by police without a warrant.  Courts have historically given homes the highest level of protection under the Fourth Amendment.  Homes have such a strong privacy protection that the Supreme Court...

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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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1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct in MN Overview

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1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct is among the most serious sexual offense charges in Minnesota. Conviction can result in severe legal penalties and long-lasting personal consequences, including incarceration, registration as a sex offender, and damage to your reputation and future prospects. If you or a loved one is facing a 1st degree criminal sexual conduct charge, it is crucial...

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Common HVAC Workplace Injuries in Minnesota

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Working in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) industry presents various dangers and risks that require careful consideration and precaution. Exposure to hazardous substances such as refrigerants, asbestos, and mold is a common concern for HVAC technicians. Inhalation or skin contact with these substances can lead to serious health issues. Moreover, the job’s physical demands can result in...

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Navigating a Back Injury at Work and How to Prove It in Minnesota

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Work-related back injuries can have severe and lasting consequences for individuals, impacting their physical health, financial stability, and overall quality of life. These injuries often result from strenuous tasks, repetitive motions, or accidents in the workplace. They can lead to chronic pain, limited mobility, and even disability, affecting one’s ability to earn a living. Hiring an attorney is crucial...

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