Last week a criminal complaint was filed in Meeker County in a case related to a woman earlier this year being assaulted at her Grove City home. The defendant faces first-degree burglary and assault charges in Meeker County District Court, along with one felony count of making terroristic threats. According to the local newspaper, the …Continue reading "Get Good Help When Facing Criminal Charges"
News of a rather unusual DWI arrest in out-state Minnesota reached the Twin Cities last week. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a 28-year-old woman has been charged with two felony counts of DWI in Clay County after she was pulled over and police allegedly found Jell-O shots in her pocket. The woman has …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Attorney: DWI Suspect Had Jell-O Shots In Her Pocket"
An 18-year-old Minnesota teenager and his 17-year-old accomplice were arrested May 12 on suspicion of burglary after they allegedly broke into a Bloomington residence the night before to steal electronics. Police state they were able to apprehend the two teenagers after the 18-year-old reportedly left his cellphone at the scene. According to a police spokesperson, …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer: Teenagers Arrested After Phone Found at Scene"
Memorial Day weekend is a time for camping, barbecue, swimming, boating, fishing and even a little drinking. All those things we Minnesotans love to do. These days a holiday weekend also means that there will be a greater police presence. Many people won’t dare to venture out on a holiday weekend. An expectation of slower …Continue reading "Holiday weekends often end with a phone call to a Minneapolis DWI Lawyer"
“Social host ordinances” refer to laws that hold people (i.e. hosts) liable if they over-serve alcohol to guests who later get in trouble for being drunk. Social host ordinances have attracted some criticism, since it can be argued that they shift responsibility from the individual to another, but a recent report from the Minneapolis Star …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer: ‘Social Host Ordinances’ Have Positive Effect, Paper Finds"
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney: How to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Abuse Domestic abuse remains a serious problem in our culture. That said, many of the laws which seek to adjudicate the problem are new, and many are so broadly written as to facilitate a spate of false allegations of abuse. False allegations of abuse …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney: How to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Abuse"
With the conclusion of Memorial Day weekend, also comes the conclusion of heavily enforced DWI enforcement and heavily enforced seat belt enforcement. Drivers in Minnesota were urged to drive extra vigilantly during the unofficial start of the deadliest season on Minnesota roads — summer — according to 5Eyewitness. Based on five-year averages for the state, …Continue reading "Most Recent Statistics on Alcohol-Related Crashes Requiring a Minnesota DWI Attorney"
A man who served briefly as Minnesota’s U.S. Senator is engaged in a battle with Twin Cities authorities over his vehicle, which was seized after the relative who was driving it was arrested on suspicion of DWI and other offenses. Dean Barkley, who was appointed by then-Gov. Jesse Ventura to finish out the term of …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer: Former Senator’s Vehicle Confiscated After Relative’s Drug, DWI Arrest"
According to an explanation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, research into a standardized method for officers to use when evaluating drivers suspected of drunk driving began in the mid-1970s. By 1981, law enforcement officers were using a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) in order to help make arrest decisions regarding drivers believed to have …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Discusses Field Sobriety Tests"