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Criminal law: Finding missing teens leads to charges in Minnesota

Though some individuals may believe that their actions are warranted for a situation, those actions may not always be seen that way in the eyes of the law. As a result, some parties could face charges and wish to gain assistance when it comes to criminal law in order to better understand their legal predicaments. Three individuals in Minnesota may be hoping to gain more knowledge after recently being taken into custody.

The situation reportedly began in 2013 when two teen sisters reportedly went missing. The girls had stated that their father was abusive and that they did not wish to live with him, but he had been granted full custody. The girls had apparently ran away as a result of the custody dispute. After two years, the girls were recently found on a ranch.

The discovery apparently came about after police found photographs on a woman's phone that led to the search of the ranch. The woman was reported as being a friend of the girls' mother. As a result of discovering the girls on the ranch, the woman and the two owners of the ranch are currently facing felony charges of parental deprivation. The girls' mother had been taken into custody in another state and is currently facing the same charges.

As their cases proceed, each individual will likely wish to explore his or her legal options for defending against the felony allegations. Information on Minnesota criminal proceedings may help them better understand how their cases will move through the criminal justice system. Additionally, discussing their situations with their respective legal counsel could help them find out more information on criminal law relating to their cases and what options may be most useful to them.

Source: CBS News, "Horse ranch owners charged with hiding missing Minn. girls", Dec. 17, 2015

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