Category: Domestic Violence Crimes

Adrian Peterson made a speedy trial demand in his child abuse case. He will likely have his trial in November or December. He cannot play football until the case is over. He was suspended from the Minnesota Vikings for a child abuse allegations in Texas. In Minnesota, you can demand a speedy trial at any time during the court proceedings. A trial date has to be given to you within 60 days of the speedy trial demand. If not given within the 60-day period, there may be grounds for dismissal or appeal. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys has won multiple cases where a speedy trial demand was made.
Last year, a woman called law enforcement to her apartment and told them that she thought she had killed her ex-boyfriend. According to the Press Republican, the 65-year-old man was found beaten and stabbed to death inside the woman’s home. She was arrested and charged with murder and assault. The woman told law enforcement that the victim repeatedly beat her over the course of their yearlong relationship, and the two remained friends after they ended their romance.
Tom Johnson, a Minnesota Vikings player, was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both chargers are misdemeanors. In Minnesota, a misdemeanor charge can mean serving up to 90 days in jail and/or $1,000 fine. This has become a highly publicized case in the news. A criminal attorney in Minneapolis will be able to fight these charges of disorderly conduct and trespassing against Johnson.
Often times when individuals get charged with domestic assault, a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order (DANCO) against the alleged victim is put in place. Regardless of whether the parties protest, judges will still impose the DANCO. For example, this occurs when boyfriends and girlfriends get into and argument and one of the parties gets charged with domestic assault. Even if the parties have children together, many judges will still impose the DANCO. Other common types of relationship may involve parents against their children and a wives against their husbands, and vice versa.
Not only are cases involving child protective services (CPS) emotionally challenging, but they are legally rather complex as well. While there are certainly cases in which CPS is necessary in order to protect a child, in some cases, families face false allegations and an unnecessary CPS investigation.
Whenever accusations of domestic violence are made by one spouse in Minnesota, it leaves lingering questions about what the other side of the story may be. This is because it is typical that the truth behind domestic violence allegations may be far from what the allegations are.
Domestic violence crimes carry a number of collateral consequences that many people may not be aware of. In Minnesota, if you’ve been charged with a certain type of crime, such as a domestic violence offense, you risk losing your Second Amendment right to possess a firearm if you’re ultimately found guilty of the charged crime or, in some cases, a less serious variation of the crime. This loss of rights includes losing the right to own or possess firearms at any time – even for hunting.
Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered in Minneapolis in order to further understand the roots of domestic violence and how to stop it. The focus of the local meeting was the results of a recent crime survey. The purpose of the survey was to better understand why individuals who experience domestic violence fail to report the incident.
Minnesota’s elected and appointed officials are typically subjected to heightened scrutiny in their day to day lives. As a result, any arrest of a public official usually ends up as a widely reported story. Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek’s recent arrest is no different.