Capitol City Law Group

May 30, 2020
Search Warrant

Five Search Warrant Exceptions and St. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyers

During colonial times, the hated British sometimes used writs of assistance, which were basically blank search warrants, to rummage through private property whenever they felt like […]
May 15, 2020
Failed a Chemical Test

Ask a St. Paul Criminal Defense Attorney: If I Failed a Chemical Test, Am I Going to Jail?

It is much easier for Ramsey County prosecutors to convict defendants who provided chemical samples. Minnesota has a per se DWI law. Defendants with a BAC […]
April 30, 2020
Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Five Levels of CSC, Possible Responses, and St. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyers

Perhaps no other crimes in Minnesota have more severe direct and collateral consequences than criminal sexual conduct charges. Most of these offenses are serious felonies, and […]
April 15, 2020
Criminal Records

How Do St. Paul Criminal Defense Attorneys Expunge Criminal Records?

Many people believe that a criminal history eventually falls off a permanent record. In some cases, that’s true. Prior DWIs are only relevant to future DWI […]
March 29, 2020
DWI Checkpoints

Ask a St. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyer: Are DWI Checkpoints Legal in Minnesota?

For many years, this legal area was very unsettled. Finally, in 1990’s Michigan Department of State Police v. Sitz, the Supreme Court ended these questions and […]
March 24, 2020
Sex Crimes Cases

Evidence in Sex Crimes Cases and St. Paul Criminal Defense Attorneys

Willaim Gladstone was wrong, at least with regard to evidence in sex crimes cases. This English statesman once said that justice delayed is justice denied. That […]
March 19, 2020
Criminal Defense Lawyer

How Can a St. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyer Get Me Out of Jail?

At one point in the 1983 classic The Outsiders, Dallas tries to talk Johnny out of turning himself in for a gang-related murder. “You don’t know […]
March 14, 2020
Criminal Defense Attorneys

DWI FSTs and St. Paul Criminal Defense Attorneys

The DWI Field Sobriety Tests are an important component of almost all these prosecutions. If the defendant provided a chemical sample, the FSTs generally serve as […]
March 9, 2020
Criminal Defense Lawyers

Can St. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyers Always Use the Consent Defense in Court?

The #MeToo era has substantially changed the way many people view consent in sexual relationships. Relationships that were once considered consensual, at least in the eyes […]