Monthly Archives: November 2015

Minneapolis DWI Attorney: Making the right to remain silent work for you

Minneapolis DWI Attorney would like to remind every citizen of his or her right to remain silent when being detained or confronted by the police.   After watching years of crime shows most of us can recite our Miranda Rights from memory.  It is generally one of the first things the arresting officer says as he or …

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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses Cameras in Courts

A pilot program is going to allow cameras and audiotaping equipment into some Minnesota district criminal courts in November, following on a ruling that allowed cameras in civil court, according to the Associated Press. Although the pilot program will not be allowed if a jury is in court, in juvenile courts, or in hearings of …

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A Minneapolis DWI lawyer discusses pleading to a careless or reckless driving charge if arrested for a DWI

Under Minnesota law, if you have been arrested for a DWI, it is possible to plead guilty to Careless or Reckless Driving with alcohol involved. The Careless or Reckless Driving charge generally has a lesser punishment than a DWI. A plea like this is sometimes referred to as “wet reckless” as it acknowledges that alcohol—the …

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Why Hiring a Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Matters for Assault Charges

Assault charges are serious–although assault in the fifth degree is a misdemeanor in the state of Minnesota, conviction of an assault may land the convicted person in jail for up to ninety days and the court can impose a fine on top of that. Various circumstances can “aggravate” the original charges depending on who the victim …

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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Effects of New Law on Bullets and Ammunition

Minnesota’s prison population, already overcrowded due to what the Minneapolis Post calls an “unprecedented spike” in inmates over the past 15 years as a result of higher penalties for driving while impaired (DWI) convictions, drug possession and trafficking, and sexual offenses, could be driven even higher due to a new law aimed at felons who possess …

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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney on Drug Charges

Drug charges can come with serious consequences if convicted, and penalties are often harsher for those who sell or were intending to sell illegal substances. In one Oct. 2015 case, drugs were found in a residential property after the authorities received a tip. Tip Leads To Two Arrests A 21-year-old female and 22-year-old male face …

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Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Discusses Ride Services to Lessen Drunk Driving

As the winter holiday season approaches, many revelers may drink more—at office parties or at private ones—than they usually do. The heightened drinking level may, in turn, lead to more traffic accidents, especially combined with darkness and snow or ice. During the period stretching between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, more than 1,000 people are …

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A Minneapolis DWI Attorney Explains Five Facts You Should Know

Under Minnesota statute 169A.20, “it is a crime for any person to drive, operate, or be in physical control of any motor vehicle…when…the person is under the influence of alcohol.” The resulting charge, Driving While Impaired (DWI) is a serious offense whose fines, consequences, and penalties are steep. Below, a Minneapolis DWI Attorney explains five facts …

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