If you have been charged with DWI or DUI for the first time you are probably frightened and wondering what all of the terms mean and how they impact your case. The following explanations will help. Blood Alcohol Content: Also known as BAC, blood alcohol content is the unit used to measure the level of …Continue reading "The Details of DUI/DWI Charges"
If you are facing DWI charges it is important to contact a DWI defense attorney as soon as possible. Minnesota DWI laws involve a number of deadlines with respect to defending against the criminal charges. Also, in order to avoid the alcohol related license revocation or vehicle seizure, you must file petitions in court within …Continue reading "DWI Charges in Minnesota"
Should I Hire an Attorney for a DWI? In Minnesota, the consequences of a DWI conviction can include: Fines Community Service Drug/alcohol treatment Jail time Driver’s license revocation or cancellation Requirement that any vehicle you operate be equipped with ignition interlock device Vehicle forfeiture or seizure License plate impoundment Requirement that any vehicle you operate …Continue reading "Do I need to get an Attorney for my DWI?"
Getting a DWI in Minnesota whether it is your first offense or a repeat offense, is serious business. You’re looking at potential for a whole lot of trouble and possibly years of aggravation. The legal system is fraught with pitfalls that the average person just isn’t privy to. And, if it isn’t navigated correctly you …Continue reading "DWI Protect Yourself With an Experienced Attorney"
When a DWI arrest occurs, the driver may not be the only occupant of the vehicle. There may be any number of passengers, including children. DWI incidents involving child passengers are common (one recent example involves a man arrested on the I-94 for DWI with a 16-month-old child in the car). If there’s a child …Continue reading "What Could be the Consequences of a DWI with a Child in the Car?"
In March, the Minnesota Court of Appeals reached a decision that may have a significant impact on our state’s treatment of suspected drunk drivers. The court had considered a case brought by a 31-year-old South St. Paul man who was arrested after witnesses reported he seemed to be drunk has he was removing a boat …Continue reading "Minnesota Court Of Appeals Reaches Unusual Decision On Test Refusal Case"
A story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune caught our eye the other day. The story is about the National Alcohol and Drugged Driving Survey, which is meant to help the federal government gain a realistic understanding of how many motorists are driving while impaired. The survey has been collected since 1973, but the tactics being …Continue reading "National Alcohol And Drugged Driving Survey Questioned"
A DWI arrest is not just limited to those who have been drinking and find themselves driving a vehicle or motorcycle. It can happen if you are riding a Snowmobile or an all-terrain Vehicle as well. During Valentine’s weekend, in Hennepin County alone, there were 29 people booked on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated. One …Continue reading "Drinking & Snowmobiling Can Result in Arrest"
There is nothing more frightening for most people than being charged with a criminal offense. While the initial shock of being arrested is very frightening for most people, it can be just the beginning of a much larger problem. An initial charge of driving under the influence can create trouble with finding jobs, applying for …Continue reading "Navigating the Legal System Effectively on a First DWI Charge"
As a follow-up on a recent case of a Minneapolis man charged with over 20 counts of criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation, it’s important to have a look at how these crimes are defined in the state of Minnesota. Criminal vehicular operation involves a crash that takes place under any of the following …Continue reading "What Constitutes Criminal Vehicular Operation in Minnesota?"