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North Dakota Weapons Laws: A Primer

Residents of North Dakota are huge believers in gun rights and their right to bear arms.  As a North Dakota resident, our state generally does allow you to possess weapons open and concealed; however, there are guidelines which must be adhered to ...

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The DOT Work Permit

If your license is suspended, all is not lost.  Most people are eligible for a work permit (aka restricted license) after 14 days of hard suspension if you’re on 24/7.  If you’re not on 24/7 you’re usually eligible for a work permit on a 1st ...

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Attorney Methodology

Every case begins with a thorough client interview and consultation during which case goals, expectations, and rapport is established.  The next step is the investigation stage as the best defense is a great offense.  Every possible document, video, ...

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What to Expect When You're Suspected of DUI

Most DUI arrests are the product of a police traffic stop.  Police need "reasonable suspicion" of a violation to stop or detain you; even the smallest violation will allow the police to stop you.  For example, around "bar close" many officers in ...

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“A New Age Of Searching Student Cell Phones?"

North Dakota: The current state of cell phone searches in the school setting post-Riley   SCHOOL OFFICIALS School searches by administrators must meet a two-part test. First, the search must be justified by reasonable suspicion at its ...

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Measure 6: Best Interests of the Child vs. Rights of the Parent?

Measure 6 is a current initiative, which if approved, would create a legal presumption that each parent in a child custody case is fit to parent and that a requesting parent should receive equal residential responsibility.  That artificial ...

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What's a Giglio file? Police Officer Credibility & Your Rights.

Prosecutors, Police, and Defense Attorneys often talk about a "Giglio File" or a particular officer having "Giglio Issues."  The term "Giglio," pronounced gig-leo, comes from the landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 ...

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