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"
With the conclusion of Memorial Day weekend, also comes the conclusion of heavily enforced DWI enforcement and heavily enforced seat belt enforcement. Drivers in Minnesota were urged to drive extra vigilantly during the unofficial start of the deadliest season on Minnesota roads — summer — according to 5Eyewitness. Based on five-year averages for the state, …Continue reading "Most Recent Statistics on Alcohol-Related Crashes Requiring a Minnesota DWI Attorney"
According to an explanation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, research into a standardized method for officers to use when evaluating drivers suspected of drunk driving began in the mid-1970s. By 1981, law enforcement officers were using a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) in order to help make arrest decisions regarding drivers believed to have …Continue reading "Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Discusses Field Sobriety Tests"
A recent vehicular homicide case in Minneapolis has brought the seriousness of this crime to the forefront of people’s minds. A man who was allegedly driving while intoxicated struck and killed another man who was out riding his bike in South Minneapolis. The driver now faces charges of criminal vehicular homicide. Under Minnesota law, what …Continue reading "In Minnesota, What Does it Mean to be Charged with Criminal Vehicular Homicide?"
Almost four months after he was involved in a fatal car crash, an Eden Prairie man has been charged with three counts of vehicular homicide. Police believe the 46-year-old man was drunk at the time of the Aug. 1 incident, in which he missed a curve, struck a utility pole and flipped over. His passenger …Continue reading "Eden Prairie Man Faces 3 Charges of Vehicular Homicide"
A 21-year-old man has been arrested following what authorities are describing as a fatal drunk-driving crash. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the police believe the man was driving an SUV in the 300 block of Bernard Street around 2:30 a.m. when the vehicle left the road and rolled several times. Authorities have claimed …Continue reading "Charges Expected After Fatal Drunk-Driving Accident In West St. Paul"
The Twin Cities father of an eight-month-old girl who died when the family’s vehicle crashed through the ice of Lake Minnetonka last winter was recently sentenced for his role in connection with her death. The 47-year-old man was drunk the night he drove his family home from Lord Fletchers restaurant and decided to cut across …Continue reading "Father Of Deceased 8-Month-Old Sentenced To Tell Drunk-Driving Story 100 Times"
A 24-year-old Brainerd woman was arrested recently after she allegedly struck and killed a 57-year-old cyclist in Cass County. The woman has been accused drinking just before the accident. The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The woman is likely to be charged with a crime, …Continue reading "In Case Of Fatal Brainerd Collision, ‘Had Been Drinking’ Isn’t The Same As Being ‘Drunk’"
Recently, a man was charged and found guilty in a county near Minneapolis, Minnesota of 2 felony counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide and Injury, along with felony DWI. The felony counts resulted from a motor vehicle accident that would otherwise have been an average Driving While Impaired/Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) incident. …Continue reading "Alcohol Plus Accident with Injuries/Death Can Equal Major Felony"