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What You Need to Know About DWI Laws In Minnesota

DWI offenses in Minnesota can lead to a variety of penalties, some of which are harsh but relatively short-term, while others are definitive, long-term changes to the basics of daily life for years at a time. Not all DWI/DUI charges in Minnesota carry flat penalties, however. Many can be pleaded down to minimum fines and sentences,… Read more »

What to Expect When Charged With Fleeing From the Police in Minnesota

Although the charge of fleeing from police doesn’t seem like it has serious implications, the truth is that is considered very serious by the state and will be charged as a felony. Whether it is on foot, or more commonly, in a motor vehicle, if you try to evade the police for any reason, you… Read more »

A Passionate Minneapolis DWI Defense Lawyer Helps the Accused

A felony DWI case is a serious matter. This is a situation in which a law enforcement agency and its representatives have accused you or a family member of violating the law. Felony DWI is a criminal charge with potential prison time (up to seven years for first offenders) and penalties. Lesser DWIs are also… Read more »

Getting Your Life Back Together Following Minnesota DWI Charges

We had a recent blog post on how a DWI in the state of Minnesota can become enhanced. To recap, there are progressively more serious consequences in our state for DWI offenders who have multiple offenses within a ten-year timeframe. That being said, there are also mitigating factors that can make a DWI into a… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Minnesota Whiskey Plates & DWI

If you do not work in law enforcement and have never had a DUI, you might not ever know what whiskey plates are, and that’s for the best. However, if you live in Minnesota then it is likely that you have at least seen them while driving the roadways.  The term whiskey plate is used… Read more »

Why Choose Minnesota’s DWI Ignition Interlock Device Program?

In Minnesota, if you are a first time DWI offender that had double the state’s blood alcohol content at .16 or are being charged with a second DWI in a ten year span, you typically face license revocation. However, the fact is that having a DWI doesn’t change that Minnesota residents still need to go… Read more »

Five Ways to Support a Spouse Charged With a Minneapolis DWI

If your spouse has been charged with a DWI, you might feel as if your family’s life has been turned upside down. Whether your spouse is waiting for their hearing, will be fighting a possible conviction, or might need help beyond legal advice and counseling, as a spouse, it might fall to you to provide… Read more »

The Primary Reasons to Consider Hiring a Minneapolis DWI Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with a DWI in Minneapolis or the surrounding area, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure about what your options are, or what your rights are in this situation. One of the most important things to do after being arrested for a DWI is to contact a DWI defense lawyer…. Read more »

Do You Have a Right to Refuse Field Sobriety Tests in Minnesota?

Minnesota, like every state, takes driving under the influence very seriously. However, the state has also mandated that law enforcement’s hunt for drunk drivers not impede the rights of its citizens. As such, drunk driving checkpoints were made illegal and police officers have a series of strict rules to follow when apprehending those that they… Read more »

When Technology Fails – DWI Tests that Might Lead to Inaccuracies

While there are DWI cases that can be fought, it can be harder to get your case thrown out if you have taken a breathalyzer test. But what if this test itself was inaccurate? There are plenty of ways that technology can fail. Most individuals might think that technology when it comes to drug and… Read more »