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Legal Topics: Possession

Statutes and Rules: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes, look for Possession as a subheading under the topics for specific items.
  • Resources, general: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Drug Possession Overview, from FindLaw.
  • Drug Possession Defenses, from FindLaw.
  • Drug Possession Penalties and Sentencing, from FindLaw.
  • "What Constitutes 'Constructive Possession' of Unregistered or Otherwise Prohibited Weapons Under State Law" 88 A.L.R.5th 121.
  • Resources, Minnesota: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Dunnell Minnesota Digest, Minnesota's legal encyclopedia, article on Food and Drugs §3.02
  • Investigating and Charging Weapons and Gun Cases (2008) (pages 16-21) KFM5975 .W48 2008.
  • Related Topics: Search and Seizure.


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