Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC was named as Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. According the announcement from the MSBA: The certified specialist designation is earned by leading attorneys who have completed a rigorous approval process, including an examination...Continue reading »
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The Minnesota Supreme Court today issued a decision creating an odd new hole in the right to remain silent. Most Americans know through movies, TV dramas and Congressional hearings, that a suspect has a right to remain silent. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that no...Continue reading »
The Minnesota Supreme Court this week issued its decision in the case of Walter Jamille Randolph, a case which arose in Rice County. John L. Fossum co-authored an Amicus Curiae brief in the case along with two other former chairs of the Criminal Law Section of the Minnesota...Continue reading »
The Minnesota Supreme Court today overturned the conviction of a man who was stopped in Corcoran, Minnesota for traveling 66 mph in a 55 zone and charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a blood, breath or urine test. (DWI/DUI refusing) The court’s ruling was...Continue reading »
This week the Minnesota Supreme Court extended a $75 tax on lawyers for two more years in an effort to bolster the public defense budget. The court essentially seemed to be holding its nose, saying: we caution the Legislature and the Governor, our coordinate branches of government that...Continue reading »
In a 29 page opinion issued yesterday, the Minnesota Supreme Court interpreted Minnesota’s DWI Forfeiture law to mean that if spouses jointly own a motor vehicle and one loses the vehicle through a DWI forfeiture, the other can no longer recover the vehicle as an “innocent owner.” In...Continue reading »