People in Minnesota have had various reactions to the announcement that DWI laws will be changing soon in August. Under the new rules, someone with a blood alcohol concentration of .16 percent can be charged with a gross misdemeanor DWI and could face harsher penalties than before. News station KVRR collected multiple opinions about the upcoming changes. …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Attorney Fast Approaching New DWI Laws"
While the prison population increased over the last several decades according to the latest Pew Charitable Trust study on incarceration rates and costs from 1980 to 2013, which reveals a whopping “518” percent rise, the recent Supreme Court decision on a Minnesota case regarding the “three strikes law” for violent offenses may help to shorten sentences …Continue reading "Recent Supreme Court Decision on Three Strikes Law: Decreasing the Non-Violent Prison Population"
There will be even more DWI police officers patrolling the streets in Minnesota in the coming weeks and months. According to a report from CBS Minnesota, 12 police agencies in the state were awarded grants for new DWI enforcement. Although recent numbers show that DWI arrests in Minnesota dropped for the eighth consecutive year (with a …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer addresses influx DWI police officers in Minnesota"
When many of us hear the term DWI, it’s common to have a mental image of someone erratically driving a vehicle on a roadway. A charge of driving while intoxicated, however, is not limited to operating a vehicle on a road. A DWI charge can also occur while boating in one of Minnesota’s waterways as …Continue reading "A Minneapolis DWI Attorney Explains Boating DWI Charges"
Most of us can remember seeing, at some point in our lives, at least one or two comedies on the “big screen,” where a down-on- their luck man or woman manages to “beat” the system. Through hard work and the sheer force of their determination and charisma, they seemingly become an overnight expert on crime …Continue reading "Do I Really Need a Minneapolis DWI Lawyer to Cut a Plea Deal?"
Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers well understand the Minnesota theft statutes described under Section 609.52. As most thefts involve property, the state’s definition of property is detailed: “All forms of tangible property, whether real or personal, without limitation including documents of value, electricity, gas, water, corpses, domestic animals, dogs, pets, fowl…heat supplied by pipe or conduit by municipalities …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyers Understand Theft Statutes"
Minneapolis DWI lawyers are likely to see an uptick in business starting in August as stiffer penalties for certain DWI offenses go into effect. Right now anyone caught with a blood alcohol level of 0.16 is charged with a misdemeanor and risks 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine. The gross misdemeanor charge, which …Continue reading "New DWI Gross Misdemeanor Trigger Lowered"
A criminal conviction is a serious matter. A desperate decision, hastily made, can affect your life for years later. Convicted felons have difficulty finding honest work once they’re released from prison, difficulty finding a place to live, and until probation is successfully completed, felons in Minnesota forfeit the right to vote. Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer Matthew …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains Expungement"
Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Matthew Martin wants to remind you that the law is for everyone, including police officers. Sgt. Jesse Grabow, a public information officer with the Minnesota State Patrol, faces charges of driving 94 mph in a 55 mph zone. Sgt. Grabow was on duty at the time, but was not involved in an …Continue reading "Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Reminds You the Law is for Everyone"
As the 2016 presidential campaign gains steam, it appears that the slogan “tough on crime”, if not totally deflated, seems to be giving way to a call to end mass incarceration. Recent statements by Hilary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Marc Rubio, and Jeb Bush, candidates who are rarely on the same page, all acknowledge the country’s …Continue reading "This Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Is A Step Ahead of the Politicians"