In late December, a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the state cannot criminally drivers who refuse to submit to a warrantless urine test. This ruling came on the heels of a decision earlier in the year which ruled that the state could not prosecute drivers who refused to submit to blood tests. Minnesota is …Continue reading "A Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Discusses Why the State’s Laws Are Making National News"
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There has been some recent news unfolding in Minneapolis. The Washington Post recently reported that a police sergeant in St. Paul has been suspended for instigating violence online. On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday he appealed to the public to run over “Black Lives Matter” participants in the Peace March. The officer reportedly took …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses Recent News"
Networking, building relationships and helping colleagues or business partners is a part of any career, but Minneapolis residents might need to know about certain lines that cannot legally be crossed. Bribery is a white-collar crime that may involve the exchange of something of value to get a specific action from a person with legal or …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Bribery"
Motorists in states like Minnesota are sometimes put in difficult positions when suspected of driving while intoxicated. Even those who are sober may not want to consent to a test when an officer does not have a warrant, but refusing a breath test can lead to a license suspension whether one has been drinking or …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Discusses Breath Testing And Its Future"
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) report “The 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers” indicates that, over the past 7 years, rates of drugged driving are climbing even as driving while impaired by alcohol is declining. The result is that drugged driving is as potentially dangerous to the public …Continue reading "A Minneapolis DWI Attorney Explains the Relationship of DWIs and DUIDs"
If you or someone you love is arrested and charged with a crime, it’s important to get the help of a qualified criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. There can be serious consequences for most criminal charges and you need someone to begin helping you right away. Minneapolis defense attorneys can work in a …Continue reading "What to Look for in a Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer"
In Minnesota, if an officer arrests you for driving a vehicle or a boat, the implied consent law makes it a crime to refuse a test to establish your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), a test of intoxication. Given that, what are the penalties and advisability of refusing to take the test? The penalty for refusing …Continue reading "A Minneapolis DWI Attorney Discusses Penalties for Refusal to Take a Test for DWI"
When was the last time you, or someone you know, was asked by law enforcement to take a urine test? Did you submit to the officer’s request or not? Either way, you may be interested to know that the Minnesota court system’s view on such requests may be changing. Minneapolis DWI lawyers watched the latest sign …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Shares Court System’s Shift in Opinion"
Under Minnesota law, if an officer arrests you for a DWI with probable cause, you have given implied consent to be tested for the blood alcohol content (BAC) in your system. (If the BAC registers at 0.8 or above, you are legally DWI.) Refusal to take these tests is a crime under state law. How? …Continue reading "A Minneapolis DWI Attorney Explains Implied Consent"
As a Minneapolis DWI attorney, I’m used to dealing with drivers who’ve been in accidents because they were drinking or had taken prescription medicines with side effects. However, in winter, anyone can get into an accident, even if they’re being careful. The AAA has several good tips for being extra careful on snowy or icy roads. …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Attorney Discusses Winter Driving"