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Criminal Defense & DUI
Drunk Driving Concept.
What Happens When You Get Your First DWI in Minnesota? In Minnesota, driving while impaired (DWI) means driving, operating, or controlling a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you’re pulled over and arrested for driving while impaired, you might be wondering what happens next. So let’s dive into the following...
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Reading Crime Description
How Long Does the State of Minnesota Have to Charge You With a Crime? In Minnesota, you cannot be infinitely held accountable for a crime. Prosecutors face a time limit, called a “statute of limitations” during which to bring charges against you. If they fail to do so, you cannot be charged with the crime....
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Group Members Supporting Upset Woman Domestic Violence Victim
Does Domestic Violence Have to Be Physical? In complicated relationships, situations can get out of hand easily. What starts as a small fight can escalate. Tempers can flare, and emotions can lead to acts of domestic violence. But where is the line, exactly? Does domestic violence have to be physical?  How the Law Defines Domestic...
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Driver with CDL Next to Semi
No one wants a DWI or DUI offense on their record. The consequences include embarrassment, fines, impoundment of your vehicle and its plates, jail time, and the revocation of your driver’s license. But if you are a commercial driver, cancellation of your CDL license due to a DWI is a much more severe matter. Two...
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Car Theft
This past year, auto theft incidents have been reported at alarming rates all over the United States, including Minnesota. But there are many types of auto theft that you can be charged with. All carry serious consequences, despite the vast differences between them. The main thing all of these crimes have in common is taking...
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Alcohol being poured at holiday party
Everyone has seen the cliched drunk Santa in movies (and maybe even in real life). However, public intoxication is no joke. It’s also legal In Minnesota. Yes, you read that correctly. You can’t be arrested for simply being drunk in public. But don’t take that as permission to get soused and tell off your boss....
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If you’ve been injured in an accident because someone was driving drowsy, you know that falling asleep at the wheel is just as dangerous as driving drunk. Yet every year, people fall asleep while driving, leading to property damage, personal injury, and even death. How many people drive drowsy? It’s difficult to know just how...
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One of the consequences of a DWI conviction in Minnesota is plate impoundment. The state of Minnesota has the authority to take license plates from drivers under certain circumstances. This process is known as “license plate impoundment.” Plate impoundment can result in difficulty and embarrassment for the impacted drivers. The license plates you receive in...
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Handcuffs And Judge Gavel
If you’ve ever been convicted of a criminal offense, your sentence probably included probation. Probation lets a person stay in their community, under the supervision of a probation officer. This is more cost-effective than incarceration and lightens the burden felt by an already overcrowded prison system. Conditions of Probation in Minnesota Probation also often includes...
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Teenager Being Questioned
Under Minnesota law, children under the age of 14 are considered legally incapable of committing crimes. If a child is over the age of 14, the juvenile can be tried as an adult in Minnesota. If they are accused of a dangerous offense and/or has engaged in criminal conduct in the past the juvenile court...
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