Nov
10

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Does Sleeping in Your Car Count as a DWI in MN?

It’s common weekend or even weeknight occurrence: people are out with friends having a good time and a few alcoholic beverages. At some point, they may realize they have had too much to drink to get home safe, so they decide to sleep it off in their car.

After all, it’s the safe thing to do since you’re not driving, right? Wrong.

If your blood alcohol content is above the legal limit when you decide to nap in your car, then you could be at a risk for a DUI. Yes, that’s right – a DUI.

There’s a lot to understand about DUI laws in Minnesota, and the more you do, the less chance there is that you could [...]

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.

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