If you’ve been charged with DWI, you may be wondering how you can defend yourself. There are a variety of different ways that someone accused of DWI can build their defense, and talking with an experienced Minneapolis DWI attorney is just the beginning. There are a few questions you may be asking yourself: What type of defense …Continue reading "Let an Experienced Minneapolis DWI Attorney Formulate Your Defense"
From articles in our newspapers, to stories on the radio and TV, most of us are bombarded every day by reports of serious crimes. So much so that when many folks see or hear a report of a serious crime, they automatically assume that the suspect is guilty based solely on how serious the charge …Continue reading "Recent Plea Deal in Minnesota Bomb Case Highlights Benefits of Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer"
A Minnesota Court of Appeals decision made this Tuesday states that there must be a warrant in place in order for law enforcement to give a blood test to a driver when they are suspected of impairment. Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks wrote the opinion that part of the Minnesota’s Driving While Impaired laws put forth …Continue reading "A Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Will Ensure Fairness with Your Case"
If a police officer suspects someone is driving while intoxicated, he cannot pull that driver over based on that suspicion alone. He must have probable cause to stop the driver for further investigation. Once the officer has the ability to further investigate and has reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed, he can briefly detail …Continue reading "Our Minneapolis DWI Attorney Explains Probable Cause"
Illegally obtained evidence cannot be used against a defendant, so having this evidence excluded from your trial is one of the most important reasons to have a Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer handle your DUI case. The “fruit of the poisonous tree” is a term used for any wrongfully obtained evidence. If an officer stops a driver for …Continue reading "The Poisonous Tree and the Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer"
As times involving holiday parties start to occur—whether of Halloween, end of term, Thanksgiving revels, Christmas, or other holiday parties—it is also time to discuss teenagers and driving while under the influence (DWI) of alcohol. On the surface, there is some good news. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, since 1991 the percentage …Continue reading "DWIs and Teenagers: Sobering Statistics"
Criminal defense charges can be a scary experience, and they can happen to anyone. All it takes is being in the wrong place at the wrong to get caught up in a criminal case. There are a number of criminal charges that can be placed on a person in the state of Minnesota, including: Traffic …Continue reading "Get the Best Defense: What to Know Before Contacting a Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer"
The number of homicides in the Minneapolis area has climbed sharply, by 50% so far in 2015 according to a report from local CBS television station WCCO. The city witnessed 21 homicides from January to June, compared to 13 in all of 2014. Moreover, the trend reverses a pattern, also reported by WCCO, in which …Continue reading "Minneapolis Sees Spike in 2015 Murder Rates; Aggravated Assault Also Up"
A recent article in the StarTribune indicates that at least 100 active drivers in Minnesota have 10 DWI convictions on their record. Another 1,500 drivers have 6 DWI convictions. It is also estimated that 1 in 7 out of 4 million licensed Minnesota drivers has a DWI conviction. Under Minnesota law, repeat offenders can, depending …Continue reading "Concern Grows That Minnesota DWI Laws Are Too Lenient to Deter Repeat Offenders"
Here in Minneapolis, the terms DWI and DUI tend to be used interchangeably. Over the years, the drunk driving law terminology went from Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) due to the burden of proof required. In 2001, the state changed the definition once again to Driving While Impaired (DWI) to include hazardous …Continue reading "When You Need A Minneapolis DWI Attorney"