As is the case with motor vehicles, it is illegal to operate a motorboat with an alcohol concentration of .08 or more, or while under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance (or its metabolite), or other illegal chemical. The law does not prohibit drinking alcoholic beverages aboard boats nor having an open bottle. The… Read more »
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Attorney Cadem made new law in a published opinion by the Minnesota Court of Appeals (State v. Stall, A13-1041; April 14, 2014). In the opinion, the court held that random stops of vehicles by State Patrol personnel who are not troopers is unlawful. In laymen terms, state patrol motor vehicle inspectors standing at roadside waiving… Read more »
Attorney Cadem has been certified for inclusion on the Minnesota District Court’s Child in Need of Protection or Services roster for 2014-2015. This is the second year in a row that Mr. Cadem has achieved the qualification. The requirements are established and monitored by Minnesota’s Legislature and Judicial Council.
Attorney Cadem is honored to have been named a North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association. The recognition is provided to attorneys who donate a significant amount of time and resources toward assisting low-income and indigent clients.
Attorney Cadem is honored to have been inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2014. Information can be found at: http://www.thenationaltriallawyers.org/ntl-groups/top-100-trial-lawyers/
Is Intoxication a Defense? With the holiday season in full swing, I thought a quick primer on using intoxication as a defense to drunken shenanigans is in order. Unfortunately, unlike many a college weekend mishap, the “I was drunk” defense rarely succeeds in a court of law. Involuntary intoxication Technically, only involuntary intoxication is ever… Read more »
The Infamous Entrapment Defense It is not uncommon for my clients charged with drug sales to have been “set up” by an undercover agent or someone working for law enforcement as part of a plea deal. Inevitably, I am asked, “Isn’t that entrapment?” The answer is generally no. Entrapment is not about law enforcement waiting in the weeds… Read more »
Citizen’s Arrest: Not Just a Dramatic or Comic Tool Like most people, your main exposure to the term “citizen’s arrest” may be through references in TV and movies, such as filmmaker Michael Moore’s amusing “attempt” to arrest AIG executives in the wake of the global financial meltdown a few years back. However, a citizen’s arrest… Read more »
Cadem Law Group, PLLC, handles a wide range of personal injury lawsuits, including those involving vehicle accidents, wrongful death, product liability, malpractice, and premises liability. If you or a loved one was injured due to the actions or negligence of someone else, we are here to help. Cadem Law Group, PLLC, uncompromisingly fights for compensation… Read more »
Insurance disputes often arise after a loss or injury occurs and an insurance company denies coverage. These situations are particularly stressful because people are oftentimes faced with significant financial hardship if they are left paying for the loss themselves. Attorney Christopher Cadem is an experienced insurance insider. Having been a licensed property/casualty insurance agent for… Read more »