Aug
5

DUI | DWI |

Steps to Take After a MN DWI Arrest

No matter how you got there, when you get pulled over and arrested for a DUI, you’re probably going to be worried. Most people don’t have a lot of experience interacting with police, much less being arrested by them.

However, there are some steps you can and should take after being arrested for driving while intoxicated in Minnesota that can help you get through it and set yourself up for a better chance when you go in front of a judge.

Here is what you need to know about DWIs in Minnesota and the specific steps you should take in the wake of a DWI arrest in the state.

DWI Law in Minnesota

In the state of Minnesota, driving while [...]

Jun
9

BWI |

Did Your Memorial Day Weekend Lead to a BWI?

Being out on a boat the first weekend of summer is a time to cherish. You can have fun with friends and family as the whole of summer stretches out before you. One complication you may not have counted on: BWI charges.

Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) is a very serious offense. People may not think it’s as serious as driving a car under the influence of drugs – especially because the name sounds so silly – but the state of Minnesota does not agree.

Here is what you need to know about BWIs in Minnesota and what you can expect if you are found guilty of one from your Memorial Day weekend fun.

What is a BWI in Minnesota?

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Apr
7

DUI |

Why Are MN DUI Cases Dismissed?

When you are arrested for driving while intoxicated in Minnesota, the first thing you may want to do is panic. However, if you understand DWI/DUI law in Minnesota, you know that there’s no reason to panic just yet – there are many steps you must go through legally before you’re declared guilty.

If you do end up in court for your DWI, an experienced attorney can help provide you with a robust defense. They may be able to show the court that the facts involved in the case don’t warrant a conviction after all. In fact, there are a number of reasons that DWI/DUI cases in Minnesota are dismissed. Read on to find out some of the most common.

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Nov
10

DUI |

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

DUI |

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

DUI |

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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