All posts by Anthony M. Grostyan

Will My Minnesota Domestic Assault Charges Affect My Child Custody Case?

The short answer is yes.  For good reason, the judge presiding over your divorce or child custody case will take into consideration whether or not domestic abuse has occurred.  The evidence presented could cause you to lose custody and/or visitation rights.  Therefore, if you have been accused of Minnesota domestic assault charges, it is important to …

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Can My Vehicle Get Seized Even If I Wasn’t The One Driving?

Maybe you thought you were doing a friend a favor letting them borrow your vehicle or maybe you were at the bar and thought your friend was doing you a favor driving your vehicle home when you’d clearly had too much to drink, whatever the circumstance, your vehicle was involved in a DWI offense. The …

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Dangers of Posting Details of Pending Criminal Charges

Do not post anything on facebook or any social media site about your criminal case, arrest or pending charges Many people share a lot about their life on social media platforms, particularly Facebook and Twitter.  Posting anything about a recent arrest, criminal charges or an incident currently under police investigation is never a good idea.  …

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Why You Shouldn’t Talk to the Police

Should I talk to the police? People frequently ask – “Should I talk to the police?”  If an officer calls you or asks you to call them or approaches you in person, the answer is always “no.”  Often, when being questioned by the police, that if they cooperate and answer the officer’s questions it will …

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Ignition Interlock DWI Criminal Defense

Minnesota Ignition Interlock Ignition Interlock is a device that is installed into a vehicle for the purpose of measuring the driver’s blood-alcohol concentration (BAC).   In order to start the vehicle, the driver must provide a breath sample into the device.  If the driver’s BAC is .02 or less, the vehicle will start. Under Minnesota DWI …

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Traffic Stop Law Basics in Minnesota

Under both state law and the federal constitution, police officers are required to meet certain threshold requirements before they pull a vehicle over. If an officer fails to meet these requirements, a charge could be dismissed. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution imposes a few basic requirements. First, before an officer can pull …

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State Court of Appeals Reverses DWI Arrest for Roseville Man

The Minnesota State Court of Appeals ruled last week that a Roseville man’s DWI arrest was invalid, even though his voluntary urine test was positive for being over the legal limit. This unusual case gets to the heart of the constitution and emphasizes the importance of having an experienced DWI attorney to protect your rights. …

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MN Supreme Court Reaches Controversial Drunk Driving Decision

Last week, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that it was proper to suspend the license of a woman who drove drunk, even though she was fleeing her abusive husband at the time. On Wednesday, May 21, the court announced that it had split 4-3, with several “sharply worded dissents,” on the issue, according to the …

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