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  • Can I Get a Restraining Order Removed?

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 18-Apr-2017

    A restraining order can greatly impact your life and personal well-being. If a restraining order has been requested or if one has been issued against you, you should understand that there can be a number of implications, including no contact with the alleged victim, limited access to your family or your home, and even repercussions in other legal proceedings. Under Minnesota law, however, you have ...
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  • Joe Tamburino Weighs in on Controversial Search Warrant on Fox 9 News

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 27-Mar-2017

    Law enforcement officials must comply with a number of rules and protocol when investigating and or searching individuals suspected of being involved in a crime. These procedures are designed to ensure the government does not overstep its bounds when intruding upon the privacy of individuals, and they are part of our Fourth Amendment right, which protects us from unlawful search and seizure. While ...
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  • What is Considered an Unlawful Search & Seizure?

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 22-Mar-2017

    When it comes to our criminal justice system, you have rights that protect you and ensure you are treated in accordance to the law. Law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges must all adhere to procedural rules and laws that govern what they can and cannot do, and when they fail to abide by them and violate your rights, it can entirely change your case. Among the many rights you have, one ...
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  • Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. Attorneys Named to 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 13-Mar-2017

    Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. is pleased to announce that four of our firm’s Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Minnesota Super Lawyers ® Magazine. This is a significant accomplishment reserved for attorneys who have exemplified exceptional legal abilities and the highest standards of representation and client satisfaction. ...
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  • Attorney Tamburino Featured on WCCO-TV

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 10-Mar-2017

    On Monday, March 6, 2017, Attorney Joseph Tamburino was featured on WCCO-TV (CBS Minnesota affiliate news outlet), discussing the pending case of Diamond Reynolds, 27. She and two other women face felony charges in Ramsey District Court, derived from an assault where a woman was beaten with a hammer last week. Reynolds is known as the woman who live-streamed the aftermath of the Philando Castile ...
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  • How Long Will a Juvenile Crime Stay On My Child's Record?

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 17-Feb-2017

    Being the parent of a child who has been charged with a juvenile crime can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. Apart from penalties that may include court ordered community service or counseling, time in a juvenile detention facility, or time in an adult jail or prison, parents often fear for the long-term consequences that a criminal record can impose on their child. This is especially ...
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  • Federal Appeals Court Declares Minnesota's Sex Offender Program Constitutional

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 26-Jan-2017

    Earlier this month, a federal appeals court ruled to reverse a lower court decision that declared Minnesota’s sex offender program unconstitutional for keeping certain sex offenders confined after they complete their prison sentences. In the ruling, the three-judge panel from the Eighth Circuit United States Court of Appeals sided with the state after it appealed the lower court’s ...
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  • How to Invoke Your Fifth Amendment Right to Remain Silent

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 15-Dec-2016

    In our previous blog, we discussed the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and why it is important when being stopped, investigated, or arrested by law enforcement. Now that you understand why it’s wise to remain silent, not speak to police, and request an attorney, it’s also important to know how to invoke your right to remain silent. Say it Out Loud: Verbally Invoking Your Right ...
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  • Why Exercising Your Right to Remain Silent is Important in a Criminal Case

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 2-Dec-2016

    When a law enforcement officer wants to speak with you, it’s important to understand your legal rights and why you should invoke your right to silence. Whether you are under investigation or have already been charged, law enforcement officers want you to talk because they want to obtain as much information as they can. It’s crucial to know that while you should remain respectful with ...
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  • Findings from Castile Case Now in the Hands of Ramsey County Attorney John Choi

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 30-Sep-2016

    According to a recent report published on September 28 by CBS Minnesota, the recent findings of the Philando Castile case now lie in the hands of Ramsey County Attorney John Choi. For the last three months, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has been investigating the shooting of Philando Castile, a man who was shot by Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Anthony police officer. As of now, sources believe that ...
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  • Questions of Fairness Arise After Universities Crack Down on Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 27-Sep-2016

    According to an article published by StarTribune, two students at the University of St. Thomas who returned to a dorm lounge after attending a party were caught retreating to a small bathroom where they engaged in sexual activity. The situation that followed drew the university into a legal battle and high-conflict national debate over the role of universities in monitoring accusations of sexual ...
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  • Attorney Jill Brisbois Becomes Certified Criminal Law Specialist

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 13-Sep-2016

    Our firm is proud to announce that Attorney Jill Brisbois has become a Certified Criminal Law Specialist! Now, with Attorney Joseph Tamburino, our team includes two experts in criminal law—equipping us to defend our clients even more effectively in court and in negotiation. For people who aren’t lawyers, certification may sound a little vague. In a world where there are countless ...
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  • New Minnesota Criminal Laws Now in Effect

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 8-Aug-2016

    Criminal law evolves and adapts based on current trends and social views. In Minnesota, new changes to the state’s criminal code that took effect on August 1st highlight some of these trends and some of the new issues confronting our criminal justice system. These changes include some sweeping revisions to drug crime laws as well as modifications of laws regarding DWI, distribution of sexual ...
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  • The Title IX Disciplinary Process in Minnesota

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 29-Jul-2016

    Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in any federally funded school or activity, specifically as it relates to things like relationship violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking. Those who are accused of a Title IX violation at a Minnesota college or university will be required to attend a hearing to discuss the alleged violations. Below is ...
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  • Attorney Hillary Parsons Wins Appeal in Solicitation Case

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 14-Jun-2016

    Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. was recently called upon by a client who was convicted of solicitation of a prostitute after a stipulated facts trial. The client appealed the decision because the evidence in this case was insufficient to convict him. Attorney Hillary Parsons filed the appeal and traveled to Duluth, Minnesota to present the Oral Argument. Upon review, the Minnesota Court of ...
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  • Minneapolis Police Tracking Gangs Using Social Media

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 24-May-2016

    Minneapolis police are using every possible tool to fight crime. As FOX 9 news recently reported, police are now turning to social media, where gangs routinely flaunt their crimes, to track gang activity. Officers often don’t need a warrant because videos uploaded online to YouTube, Facebook, and other social media sites are considered public resources. Just last week, four alleged ...
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  • Attorney Tamburino Comments on Basketball Players Suspended for Releasing Sex Tapes

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 8-Mar-2016

    Recently, three basketball players from the University of Minnesota were suspended before the start of a game on Sunday evening. Sources state that one of the basketball players had tweeted two sex tapes on Friday. Other sources suggest the in the two videos, two of the players engaged in sexual activity. According to some, each video was filmed with a different woman. As of now, the players have ...
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  • Understanding the Cost of a Minnesota DWI Conviction

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 29-Jan-2016

    Arrested for Drunk Driving? Call Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. In Minnesota, there are four types of driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses: first degree DWI, second degree DWI, third degree DWI, and fourth degree DWI. Each offense carries a different set of penalties, yet all have the potential to result in jail time, license suspension, a mark on your criminal record, and costly fines. ...
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  • Joe Tamburino Weighs in on North Minneapolis "Black Lives Matter" Protester Shootings

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 1-Dec-2015

    Less than two weeks ago, four gunmen opened fire on a group of “Black Lives Matter” protesters in North Minneapolis, less than one block away from the police precinct where Jamar Clark was fatally shot by an officer. Five people were injured in the shooting. Police arrested four suspects, all young men ranging in age from 21 to 27. Protesters believed the men were white supremacists ...
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  • Hillary Parsons Discusses Farmington City Council Member Charged with Impersonating Cop

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 20-Nov-2015

    Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. Attorney Hillary Parsons recently appeared on Fox 9 News to discuss a case involving a Farmington City Council member who is facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly impersonating a police officer. According to authorities from the Apple Valley Police Department, the Minnesota councilman was driving in Apple Valley and using red and blue lights on his vehicle. ...
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  • Twin Cities Law Enforcement Coordinate Multi-County Online Prostitution Sting

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 16-Oct-2015

    By: Joseph Tamburino The Star Tribune recently reported that law enforcement agencies in the Twin Cities are coordinating a multi-county, multi-police department sting operation on people who allegedly use prostitution services from online sites. (See "Stings to fight sex trafficking lead to charges across the metro" Star Tribune, September 30, 2015.) So far, it has led to numerous ...
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  • Minnesota DWI Enforcement Increased Using Grants

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 14-Aug-2015

    If you’ve ever considered getting behind the wheel after a few drinks in Minnesota, you may want to reconsider. Minnesota has recently increased their DWI enforcement through the use of federal grants, and law enforcement is cracking down on offenders. So far, twelve law enforcement agencies have received grants funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ranging in ...
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  • Attorney Joe Tamburino Shares Insight on Terror Suspect's Weapons Violation

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 8-Jul-2015

    A Minneapolis man who has been living at a halfway house since last February is back behind bars after a box cutter was discovered under his bed. The 19-year-old man, Abdullahi Yusuf, was one of seven terror suspects accused of trying to join ISIS. His case has made headlines across Minnesota and the country. According to officials, Yusuf had been living at the halfway house as part of a ...
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  • Steeper Penalties May Affect First-Time DWI Offenders Most, Says Attorney Tamburino

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 22-Jun-2015

    One study done by Star Tribune reports that those accused DWI under the new law, which will effect in August, will be subjected to harsh penalties. To be arrested for a DWI and be charged with a gross misdemeanor, the measure will reduce the legal blood-alcohol (BAC) limit to.16, which two times the limit to be charged with a misdemeanor. Attorney Joe Tamburino has offered his thoughts on this ...
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  • Attorney Joe Tamburino Speaks About New DWI Laws on WCCO Radio

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 29-May-2015

    Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. is proud that our very own, Attorney Joe Tamburino appeared on WCCO radio last night to discuss the developments in the new DWI laws. Effective August 1, 2015, anyone who is caught driving with a blood-alcohol content measuring over.16% will be considered having committed a gross misdemeanor. This percentage is quite lower than what the current law states ...
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