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man charged with theft - criminal theft in north dakota - criminal lawyer - theft lawyer - sand law pllc The Consequences of Misdemeanor and Felony Theft in North Dakota

18th April 2019 | Sand Law, PLLC

Theft is by far one of the most common crimes committed and prosecuted in almost any modern society. Theft in North Dakota is no different. Acts of theft in North Dakota vary widely from small infractions, like shoplifting a candy bar, to violent acts of extortion. Naturally, the North Dakotans who commit theft vary just… Read more »

Oil worker working in dangerous conditions - Oilfield Injuries in North Dakota - Sand Law PLLC Oilfield Injuries | Third Party Liability & Worker’s Compensation

4th January 2018 | BIll Sand

Working in the oil and gas industry can be dangerous. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) includes oil and gas under the broad category of “mining.” Oil and gas related accidents account for over 70% of fatal accidents within the entire mining industry, and the fatality rate for the oil and gas industry is… Read more »

Federal Charges in North Dakota - Federal Charges Lawyer - Sand Law PLLC North Dakota Federal Charges

26th December 2017 | BIll Sand

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of North Dakota is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes throughout the state and for prosecuting all violent crimes occurring within the Fort Berthold Reservation, the Spirit Lake Reservation, and the Turtle Mountain Reservation. Federal criminal charges are generally much more serious than state charges, even when the… Read more »

Criminal Defense in Minot, North Dakota

18th December 2017 | BIll Sand

Facing criminal charges can be intimidating. For many people, being arrested, questioned by law enforcement, or charged with a crime comes as a surprise and may be that person’s first interaction with the criminal justice system. On the other hand, the state’s prosecutors are in court every day prosecuting thousands of offenses each year. In… Read more »

dui attorneys in north dakota - sand law pllc DUI Laws in Minot, North Dakota

29th November 2017 | BIll Sand

Driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence (DWI/DUI) is one of the most common criminal charges brought in Minot, Ward County, and across the State of North Dakota. In 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard two DWI/DUI cases from North Dakota, one from Morton County and one from Bowman County. Driving under the… Read more »

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31st October 2017 | BIll Sand

Driving under the influence (DUI), also known as Driving while impaired (DWI) or actual physical control (APC), carries significant penalties in North Dakota. A DUI conviction carries both criminal and administrative penalties – meaning that you may risk losing your driver’s license in addition to receiving a fine or being sentenced to jail time. Criminal… Read more »

defense attorney - north dakota - sand law pllc Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer, Even for Small Charges

12th October 2017 | Sand Law, PLLC

Many people who are charged with a small crime considerably underestimate the possible consequences of that charge. Even if you are not convicted of the crime and don’t have to face official penalties, the proceedings themselves can have a significantly adverse effect on your life and livelihood. This is why you need a dedicated criminal… Read more »

Most Common Drug Defenses in North Dakota

29th September 2017 | Sand Law, PLLC

Whether you are facing prosecution for possession of a controlled substance or the intent to sell or distribute an illegal substance, you may have a number of potential legal defenses available to assert. Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, choosing the right drug defense in North Dakota can dramatically reduce the potential punishment… Read more »

Steps to Take after an Assault Charge

28th August 2017 | Sand Law, PLLC

It can be a scary time when you get charged with an assault in North Dakota. You probably have no idea what is going to happen to you. You are probably worrying about the potential trial and figuring out whether or not you are going to be spending time in jail. Once you are arrested… Read more »