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  • Judge William H. Leary III Writes Letter to Jurors in Yanez Trial

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 11-Jul-2017

    Amid public backlash following the Yanez trial, Judge William H. Leary wrote a letter to the jurors expressing his appreciation for their public service. The trial in question received an enormous amount of public attention, putting immense pressure on the jurors, who were required by law to make their decision based on evidence and facts rather than emotions or public opinion. After clearing ...
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  • Attorney Joe Tamburino Represents Citizen Who Discovered Men with Bomb-Making Materials in Minneapolis

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 15-Jun-2017

    Attorney Joe Tamburino is questioning the lack of involvement from city officials after a potential bomb threat was discovered in Minneapolis. After Minneapolis police received a report about a dangerous situation involving guns, they discovered two men with an SUV filled with weapons, including guns and bomb-making materials. Attorney Tamburino, who represents the man who made the anonymous tip, ...
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  • Attorney Tamburino Discusses Castile Police Shooting Trail in Minneapolis

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 30-May-2017

    Last year, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile after stopping his vehicle in search of a robbery suspect. The driver of the vehicle, Ms. Reynolds, filmed Castile in her passenger seat, bloodied and rapidly expiring from his injuries. Moments later, she posted it to Facebook, where the incident exploding into national headlines and sparked major controversy ...
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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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  • Can Police Dogs Sniff at Your Front Door Without a Warrant?

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

    The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently heard a case involving a Minnetonka man who was convicted of multiple felonies after a police dog detected illegal substances from the hallway outside the man’s condo. Police didn’t have a warrant at the time, but relying on the dog’s intuition and an anonymous tip, they applied for one that same afternoon. The man was later found to be in ...
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  • Radio Host Jordana Green Interviews Joe Tamburino about Bill Cosby Case

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 31-May-2016

    Attorney Joe Tamburino was recently interviewed by radio host Jordana Green about the Bill Cosby sexual misconduct case and the punishment the comedian could be facing if convicted. Cosby has waived his right to a formal arraignment in a Pennsylvania sexual assault case. Just recently, he was forced to stand trial in a criminal case alleging that he molested dozens of women over the past few ...
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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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  • Supreme Court Reviews Minnesota's Implied Consent Law

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 21-Apr-2016

    A Minnesota attorney took an implied consent case to the U.S. Supreme Court and oral arguments were heard yesterday. This is one of a few cases the Supreme Court has accepted that question the constitutionality of implied consent laws – laws which punish drivers suspected of DWI for refusing to take a chemical test. These laws, which exist in 13 states, have been the subject of hot debate ...
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  • 3 Gopher Suspensions Possibly Linked to Sex Tapes

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 4-Mar-2016

    Three players from the Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s basketball team have been suspended, and two graphic sex tapes are reportedly to blame. The University of Minnesota has announced that one sophomore and two freshmen players were being sidelined for the remainder of the season just minutes before the Gophers were set to play against the University of Illinois. One of the players is said ...
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  • Joe Tamburino Discusses Marie Hall Case on WCCO Radio

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 11-Feb-2016

    Last Sunday, Attorney Joe Tamburino appeared on WCCO Radio to discuss the Marie J. Hall case. Hall, who is now being referred to as the “Vodka Swigging Speeder,” was charged with third-degree murder, criminal vehicular homicide, and criminal vehicular operation after going on an erratic and intoxicated speeding frenzy. According to reports, the 24-year-old drove around Bloomington at ...
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  • Is Minnesota's DWI Test-Refusal Law Constitutional?

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 17-Dec-2015

    On Friday, December 11, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review Minnesota’s implied consent law, which makes refusing a warrantless breath test a punishable offense for suspected drunk drivers. This is big news for those who have long felt that this law is in direct violation of Constitution, which protects U.S. citizens from unwarranted search and seizure. The court did not give the reason ...
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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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  • Joe Tamburino Weighs in on Unsolved Child Abduction Case on Minnesota Public Radio

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 3-Nov-2015

    Attorney Joe Tamburino of Minneapolis criminal defense firm Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. recently participated in a news report on Minnesota public radio. The 21-minute report, which aired on October 29, discussed the highest profile child abduction case in the state’s and the nation’s history – the case of Jacob Wetterling, an 11-year-old boy who was abducted from St. ...
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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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  • Attorney Charles Clas Discusses DWI Blood Test Ruling on Fox 9

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

    The Minnesota Court of Appeals has recently overturned the conviction of a man who was arrested and accused of DWI in October of 2012. The judge ruled that because there was no warrant involved, criminalizing a driver who refuses a blood test is a violation of their constitutional rights. While refusing a breath test can still result in penalties, the judge ruled that because blood tests are more ...
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  • Minnesota Law Enforcement will Increase DWI Patrols this Labor Day Weekend

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino, P.A. || 3-Sep-2015

    DWI patrols will be out in full force on Minnesota roadways this upcoming Labor Day weekend as part of a nationwide campaign called “Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over” sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). More than 300 agencies throughout the state will participate in the increased enforcement to help reduce car accident fatalities during one of the ...
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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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  • Drones May Soon Be Used to Deliver Packages

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 18-Jun-2015

    Amazon just announced to Congress that they are working on technologies that that will use drones to hopefully deliver packages within 30 minutes of ordering. This is causing concern among lawmakers and the public about the general safety and, most importantly, privacy. Drones have been linked to causing the following: Personal injury Property damage Invasion of privacy violations Wrongful death ...
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  • Joe Tamburino Appears on Fox 9 to Discuss DWI Law Changes

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 15-Jun-2015

    Last night, Attorney Joe Tamburino spoke to reporters from Fox 9 news, weighing in on the effects from the DWI changes that will take place this August. There is a thought that this new law will increase the number of arrests, especially on first-time offenders and others with no prior criminal history. In turn, this can also raise the costs for taxpayers to fund this new law. Understanding the ...
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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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  • Minnesota Reforms DWI Law; Will Become Effective August 1, 2015

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 28-May-2015

    WARNING: THE ALCOHOL LIMIT FOR DWI’s HAS BEEN LOWERED! DWI laws have been toughened once again. Starting August 1, 2015, it is now a gross misdemeanor if you drive a motor vehicle while having an alcohol concentration of.16 or greater. Previously, it was a gross misdemeanor only if you had an alcohol concentration at a.20 or more. However, Governor Dayton has signed a law that lowers the ...
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  • Attorney Joe Tamburino Lends Insight to Saturday Night with Esme Murphy Radio Show

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

    On May 2, 2015, our very own Joe Tamburino made a guest appearance on the radio show, Saturday Night with Esme Murphy. The topic of the show examined the large population of foreign-born and immigrants living in the state. Immigration is one of the hallmarks Minnesota history, beginning in the early part of the 20 th century with European populations, and then later in the 1990’s and the ...
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