The Department of Transportation and leading auto-makers are working on ways to combat drunk driving as this behavior kills around 10,000 people annually in the United States. A new test vehicle unveiled on June 4 in Washington, D.C. may be the answer to preventing impaired driving as an Alcohol Detection System installed in the vehicle …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer speaks about future technology for preventing drunk driving"
DWI Explained Driving while impaired (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) are two laws with serious repercussions in every state. Regardless of whether one’s driving was seemingly impaired or affected, it is considered a crime to drive with a blood alcohol level of 0.08%. Crime and Punishment According to Drivinglaws.org, the state of Minnesota …Continue reading "DWI’s: When to Contact A Lawyer"
Crimes of violence, charged as felonies, occur every day in every part of the world. What makes today different is that the police suspect you committed this violent crime. They are gathering evidence and bringing their case to the prosecutor who will likely decide to prosecute. You need a Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer before the prosecutor brings charges …Continue reading "Under Investigation For A Felony? You Need A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer"
Minnesota law is getting harsher regarding DWI’s, according to a recent article in the Star Tribune, since the legal blood alcohol concentration is moving from .20 to .16. This is still twice as high as the legal limit in many other states, but as the Tribune article reports, “Dropping the gross misdemeanor threshold by four percentage …Continue reading "Come August, More Necessity for Minneapolis DWI Attorney"
If you have been recently arrested for driving while intoxicated, you may be tempted to plead guilty right away, especially if you were drunk at the time the police pulled you over. In many cases, that could be a mistake. Before you decide whether to plead, consider these five things that an experienced Minneapolis DWI …Continue reading "5 Important Things a Minneapolis DWI Attorney Can Do for You"
Maintenance, training and proper operation are the keys to the proper use of a breathalyzer. If these things are not done, the machine could deliver a false reading, which then results in an improper citation and arrest. The breathalyzer is the most commonly used device to determine if a person is legally intoxicated. It’s a machine …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer needs to understand how the process works"
As discussed in the last blog post, a new type of drug test could use the chemical residue found in one’s fingerprint to identify whether a person has touched or ingested cocaine. While the reliability of this test on a large-scale is unknown, there are other issues that may arise if this test becomes available …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses New Potential Drug Test 2/2"
Advancements in technology may allow for a portable drug test within the next decade. Researchers from the University of Surrey have figured out how to detect cocaine usage by analyzing the chemical traces found in a person’s fingerprint. The goal is to create a drug test that law enforcement officers can administer in the field …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses New Potential Drug Test 1/2"