In 2015, there were 95 fatalities caused by drunk driving accidents in Minnesota, an increase from the previous two years, accounting for 23 percent of all traffic fatalities in the state. While death and injury are by far the most tragic results of driving while impaired, they are not the only repercussions. Thankfully, arrests made for …Continue reading "Facing DWI Charges in Minnesota"
In Part 1 we already talked about reasonable suspicion in regards to drunk driving. Reasonable suspicion refers to the reason an officer has for believing a motorist may be intoxicated. This is what lets the officer investigate further. After reasonable suspicion is probable cause. Probable cause is the sum of evidence that gives law enforcement …Continue reading "Probable Cause for DUI in Minnesota: Part 2"
Minnesota is one state that deems DUI checkpoints unconstitutional, but police officers can still pull over drivers who they suspect are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Here is what you need to know about reasonable suspicion. When an officer sees possible evidence of a crime, they can pull over a motorist and talk …Continue reading "DUI Reasonable Suspicion in Minnesota: PART 1"
Minnesota’s DWI laws lay out various penalties for an arrest and conviction on the grounds of alcohol or drug-impaired motor vehicle operation. These penalties are both criminal and administrative. In fact, when it comes to the administrative penalties, you may be subject to some of them after you become a DWI suspect; a conviction in …Continue reading "Worried about the penalties for DWI? Contact a Minneapolis DWI attorney"
The case of Michelle MacDonald, a Minnesota Supreme Court candidate, highlights a possibility that all drivers face if they’re arrested for DWI. According to local news reports, MacDonald was recently convicted of “refusing to submit to a chemical test” following an incident in which she was pulled over by a police officer. Even though she …Continue reading "Charged with Refusing to Submit to a Chemical Test? Contact a Minneapolis DWI Lawyer"
In the aftermath of a DWI incident, one of the consequences you may face is vehicle forfeiture, or the permanent confiscation of your vehicle. You could face this administrative penalty if you were the driver at the time; but keep in mind that in some situations it could also happen if someone borrowed your car …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Can Help You Fight Vehicle Forfeiture"
The criminal and administrative sanctions that go along with a DWI conviction in Minnesota make hiring an attorney as soon as possible a better choice than trying to save money by defending yourself in court. Whether you had a drink before you drove your car or not, the state must prove you are guilty beyond …Continue reading "Why You Need a Minneapolis DWI Attorney to Handle Your DWI Case"
Earlier this month, it was learned that Michelle L. MacDonald, a candidate for Minnesota Supreme Court, was arrested on suspicion of DWI almost a year ago. The Rosemount woman will go to trial Sept. 15. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that MacDonald was pulled over around 11:15 p.m. the night of April 5, 2013. …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Attorney: Minnesota Supreme Court Nominee Charged With DWI"
When motorists think about DWI, chances are they’re thinking about driving under the influence of alcohol, or perhaps some illegal substance like marijuana or cocaine. The truth is, and as absurd as it appears on the surface, in Minnesota, you can be arrested for driving after having used drugs legally prescribed by your doctor. The …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Attorney: You Can Be Arrested for Driving with Prescription Drugs in Your System"
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"