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Washington County was one of the nine original counties of Minnesota and was named after George Washington. The area was originally a site for major logging operations as the location of the St. Croix River along the eastern border of the county made for ideal transportation of the timber. Today, much of the population of Washington County is mostly composed of commuters who work in St. Paul.
If you have been named in a lawsuit in Washington County, you will want to speak with one of the many talented Washington County lawyers. These attorneys can advise you in many areas of law including DUI, criminal defense, immigration, contracts, business, tax, personal injury, divorce, child custody, wrongful death and more.
A Washington County man was recently indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts of child pornography. After extensive investigation by the FBI, Minneapolis Police Department, Washington County sheriff's office and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Washington County man was indicted on three counts of child pornography. The man was allegedly found in possession of images of minors engaged in sexual activities, and also allegedly was the recipient of similar images through the internet. If the man is found guilty on each count, he faces a possible sentence of 50 years in prison.
When you are ready to file your lawsuit in Washington County, or need to defend yourself against criminal charges there, you will likely report to the 10th Judicial District Court of Minnesota. This is a court of general jurisdiction meaning it has the power to hear any type of case that arose in Washington County. When you go to this court, you will want to have an experienced local attorney at your side to make sure you follow the correct rules.
It can often be difficult and time consuming to find the right Washington County lawyer for your case. LegalMatch.com is here to make that process easier for you. We offer you a free online service that can quickly match you to attorneys in your area that are experienced in the laws that apply to your situation. Best of all, we give you access to hard to find information like attorney profiles and past client reviews, all to help you make an informed decision.
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