Oct
27

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What Everyone Needs to Know about Minnesota DWIs

It’s the moment everyone dreads. You were just headed home after a night out having fun with your friends, but then it happens: lights. Sirens. And the next thing you know the police officer is asking you to take a blood alcohol test.

No one wants to be hit with a DWI charge in Minnesota. Not only are the consequences severe, the laws surrounding DWIs in Minnesota are also complicated and confusing. It’s only a short trip from getting charged to being convicted, and that’s where things really get bad.

But it doesn’t have to end this way. There are ways to fight back against a DWI charge in our state. It starts with understanding the law and how our [...]

Sep
17

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What You Should Know About Labor Day DUIs in MN

Labor Day weekend is about saying goodbye to summer for another year, but it can have one lasting impact you may not have planned for – a DUI.

Driving under the influence is a very serious crime in Minnesota that can complicate your life in a number of ways, even if it’s a first offense. If you were picked up for a DUI over Labor Day weekend, try not to panic.

Instead, understand the things you need to know in order to get the best outcome for your case. Here are some important Minnesota DUI facts you need to know.

What Is a DUI in Minnesota?

DUI is short for the term “driving under the influence.” It often involves the [...]

Aug
20

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Is a DUI a Misdemeanor or Felony in Minnesota? It Depends

In Minnesota, getting a DWI or DUI can lead to serious consequences. The fact is that a DWI in Minnesota can be charged as a misdemeanor or as a felony – the facts surrounding the case as well as any prior record the accused may have will influence how it is charged.

A Duluth man was arrested for a DUI recently after crashing into a pole. No one besides the driver was injured, but police discovered his blood alcohol level was over two times the legal limit. He will be charged with a third-degree DUI.

So, when is a DUI in Minnesota a misdemeanor and when is it a felony? Read on to find out.

What Is a DUI in[...]
Jun
4

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License Suspended? Defense Strategies to Fight Your DWI Charges

DWI charges can turn your life upside-down. A one-night mistake could lead to thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees, plus jail time.

For some, it can initiate a downward spiral: you lose your license, which keeps you from working, increasing your personal and financial stress — and motivation to drink even more.

But these charges can also act as a wake-up call.

It is possible to get DWI charges reduced or dismissed with a proper defense. But to do so, you’ll need to jump into action now.

DWI Charges in Minnesota

Let’s start with the DWI process in this state. “Driving While Impaired” encompasses both drugs and alcohol, but we’ll focus more on alcohol for now, since it’s [...]

Feb
11

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Got a Minnesota DWI? It Could Have Been Worse

Drinking and driving is never a good idea, but it becomes an even worse situation when an accident is involved, as one Minnesota man recently found out.

A 22-year-old man was convicted of killing three people in a car accident that was the result of drinking and driving.

What were already harsh penalties for driving while intoxicated (DWI) are now compounded by the accident. He was sentenced to 67 months in prison on three counts of vehicular homicide.

In Minnesota, even if you’re not involved in an accident, the penalties for DWI can follow you around for years. Here’s what you need to know about DWIs in Minnesota.

When Minnesota Says You’re Driving While Intoxicated

A DWI in Minnesota is [...]

Sep
10

Believe It Or Not, the Drunk Driver Isn’t Always at Fault in MN

Drunk driving, despite the best efforts of those in law enforcement and the community, continues to happen. In Minnesota specifically, the number of deaths related to drunk driving accidents continues to increase.

In 2018, there were 371 traffic fatalities reported, up almost six percent from the previous year. Of those fatalities, 84 were caused by a drunk driver.

What may come as a surprise is that when these issues go to court, the drunk driver isn’t always found at fault. In fact, in Minnesota’s no-fault system, there are some scenarios where a drunk driver may not be held liable for the other driver’s injuries. Read on to find out more.

No-Fault Insurance in Minnesota

Minnesota is one of only 12 [...]