The criminal justice process in the United States can be broadly generalized in three steps:
- Identify offenders
- Enforce a punishment that’s appropriate for their offense
- Rehabilitate the offender
Medical marijuana is currently legal in Minnesota, but marijuana for recreational use is not. Minnesota has typically been known for strict cannabis laws. While certain forms of cannabis are allowed in the state, cannabis-based products are still heavily regulated.
Civil lawsuits usually involve one person or business attempting to hold another person or business liable for some type of harm or wrongdoing through legal action. In most cases one party is seeking monetary compensation from the other, but some civil cases may be brought in efforts to change policies, enforce contracts or win some other kind of resolution.
There are a number of legal protections for renters in Minnesota. These statutes help ensure there are limits on the ability of landlords to deny rentals, evict tenants without warning, unexpectedly increase rents or otherwise treat tenants unfairly.
There are a few basic terms renters should know in order to fully understand their rights.
Petty misdemeanors are usually considered less serious than misdemeanors and carry less severe punishments and penalties.
According to Minnesota statute, a petty misdemeanor is described as “a petty offense which is prohibited by statute, which does not constitute a crime and for which a sentence of a fine of not more than $300 may be imposed.”
Children are required to be secured in some kind of child restraints until they either turn eight or grow to 4’ 9” tall. Infants and babies under 20 pounds are required to sit in rear-facing seats. There’s technically no law requiring children to sit in the back seat, but various Minnesota agencies, such as the Office of Traffic Safety, recommend it.
You should always be suspicious of any attorney who describes themselves as the best lawyer in their practice area. From a legal representation standpoint, “best” is a subjective term. The best divorce lawyer for a parent with children might not be the best divorce attorney for a person with no children but a lot of complicated assets. Some attorneys specialize in collaborative law which is an approach to divorce designed to reduce conflict but can be inappropriate for some divorcing spouses. Other attorneys may consider working on your case on an “Unbundled” or “Limited Scope” basis which generally saves money but requires you to do a substantial amount of the case work yourself.