Being cuffed and put in the back of a cop car is a stressful situation. As an attorney who has experienced this twice without facing a criminal charge,I know how you feel. I’ve been in that same position, twice. I know that the first thing on your mind is, how am I going to get […]
Jury Trial Victory: Felony Drug Case
Jury Trial Victory: Confidential Informant Felony Drug Case It’s easy to let fear take control when the stakes are high. When there are real, tangible consequences to your actions (or inactions), the easy road is tempting to travel. Even if the results down that road are not ideal, even if the results are negative, it […]
Attorney Maxwell Shek of Shek Law LLC Gets Felony Case Dismissed in Beltrami Country
A lot of attorneys will boast about dismissed cases pursuant to diversion or stays of adjudications. This is a part of the lawyer skillset, and often requires a great deal of work, however, it’s not a reflection of an attorney’s ability to make effective legal arguments in court. Recently I had a dishonored check case […]
How to Get Low Bail in Minnesota?
How do Bail Hearings Work in Minnesota? Not too long ago, I represented a client whose bail was set at $75,000 after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant. He could put his hands on $5,000, not enough for a bond. I knew my client wasn’t a flight risk—that’s why I agreed to represent him. […]
The Rittenhouse Trial
Demonstrating an Analogous Issue Minnesota Prosecution Across the country, people are captivated by the Rittenhouse trial. If you’re unfamiliar, Kyle Rittenhouse was a 17-year-old who went to Kenosha during the civil unrest that followed the Jacob Blake police shooting. Kyle was armed, later stating that he went to help protect a car dealership from rioting […]
Does DWI law give police too much leeway in Minnesota?
Does DWI law give police too much leeway? How your rights can and probably will be violated without a good DWI attorney. I was pulled over and arrested for DWI as I was driving home one day. While I was never charged, the whole thing happened very quickly, too quickly for my comfort as an […]
What is a Franks Hearing?
And how can it help you avoid a DWI conviction? Recently, a judge granted a motion for my Franks Hearing for my client, a rare occasion in all cases, let alone DWI blood warrants. A Franks Hearing gives a defendant the chance to contest the validity of probable cause in your search warrant. It’s one […]
3 Steps to Take for Choosing the Right DWI Defense Attorney
3 Steps to Take After a DWI Arrest in Minnesota When you’re arrested for a DWI in Minnesota, you’re entitled to consult with an attorney prior to deciding whether to take the breathalyzer at the police station, and it is among the numerous processes that the police must follow between the time when you are arrested, […]