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"
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"
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late January that police attachments of GPS-tracking devices to automobiles are considered searches under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution in the case of United States v. Jones. The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. Law enforcement cannot enter someone’s home and …Continue reading "Police GPS Tracking Device Constitutes Search Says U.S. Supreme Court"
In my last blog post I discussed a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision dealing with what police conduct constitutes a stop or seizure. The Court of Appeals in that case did not discuss what probable cause is required for the police to stop or detain you. The courts have dealt with the issue of …Continue reading "The Police Need Probable Cause to Stop You"