MNsure, Minnesota’s agency for state-provided health insurance, has been in the news a lot lately thanks to website glitches and concerning enrollment numbers. Recently, though, it was on the front page of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for a different reason — its interim CEO, Scott Leitz, was arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of DWI. Leitz …Continue reading "MNsure Interim CEO Accused of DWI in Minneapolis"
In March, the Minnesota Court of Appeals handed down a decision that some criminal law experts found unusual. The court found that a defendant can be charged with refusing to submit to a breath test if the arresting officer thinks there is enough evidence for a warrant — even if a warrant is never obtained. …Continue reading "Appeals Court Reaches Puzzling Decision In Breath-Test Refusal Case"
This year, the Minnesota State Patrol widely publicized its plans to pursue impaired drivers during the long St. Patrick’s Day weekend. It asserted that extra officers would be out on patrol. Now, the Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety has tallied the results, and they are substantial. A total of 495 motorists were …Continue reading "State Patrol Active During St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Weekend"
Your right to remain silent comes from the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is why it’s called pleading or taking the Fifth. The amendment actually says that the accused shall not “…be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,” and is often referred to the right to be …Continue reading "The Importance of Your Right to Remain Silent"