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September 2015 Archives

Do I need to worry about asset forfeiture after an arrest?

Are you familiar with the term "civil asset forfeiture?" If not, you're not alone. According to a Huffington Post survey, 72 percent of Americans are completely unaware of the fact that police, in many states, can seize property during criminal investigations, oftentimes keeping it. It's a controversial part of our legal system that many should oppose, which was a point aptly made by comedian John Oliver on his show "Last Week Tonight."

As time goes by: Can you be arrested for a crime committed years ago?

As the song says, moonlight and love songs are never out of date, but criminal charges may be. Before we start talking about statutes of limitations for the prosecution of certain crimes, though, we need to explain a few things.

In an accident and not sure what to do? Call Groshek Law for guidance

Last week, an Isanti County boy died in a hit-and-run accident. The 14-year-old was skateboarding near the middle of the road, authorities said, when a white truck struck and killed him. The truck did not stop, though, and the sheriff's office asked the public for help identifying the driver.

Divorce law still developing around in vitro fertilization

Social and technological developments tend to occur more quickly than changes in family law, but courts and legislation usually catch up over time. The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, striking down bans on same-sex marriage, is a prime example.

Minnesota police cracking down on DUI in lead-up to Labor Day

Certain times of the year spark police crackdowns on drunken driving, and Labor Day is one of those times. In fact, statistics show that Labor Day ranks second among the deadliest holidays on Minnesota roads in the last five years. During that time, only the Fourth of July has seen more traffic fatalities -- 25 -- than Labor Day, which has seen 24.

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