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Have you been accused of a sex crime in Minnesota? Unfortunately, a single charge can follow you for the rest of your life, affecting your home, work and social lives drastically. If you’re facing a sex-crime charge, or if you fear charges are on their way, read this article and then reach out to an...
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When a Minnesota State Trooper pulled over a swerving, stop-sign-running driver, the officer discovered that the driver had 27 past DUI arrests on his record. And he still had a valid driver’s license in Minnesota. The news produced strong reactions from the public and lawmakers, most calling for stronger penalties and more enforcement. The “get...
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Large Truck on the Road
Everyone knows the risks of being charged with a DUI or DWI—the loss of a license, fines, even possible jail time. But, if you also drive a truck or other commercial vehicle for a living, your livelihood is at risk. As important as it is for everyone who is charged with a DUI to retain...
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Plice Car at Stop Sign
In Minnesota, the police can charge you with criminal assault even if you don’t ever touch another person. While striking some is a clear example of assault, attempting to strike someone can equate to fifth-degree assault. This is true even if you miss and never make physical contact. You can also face charges for criminal...
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Opening a Beer in a Vehicle
In 2016, Minnesota’s implied consent laws went before the United States Supreme Court in the case Bernard v. Minnesota. In short, the Supreme Court was asked to determine whether implied consent to breath tests and blood tests violated an individual’s constitutional rights. What Is Implied Consent? Under Minnesota’s implied consent laws, Minn. Stat. § 169A.51:...
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Woman Upset Stairwell
Almost more than any other type of criminal case, cases involving alleged domestic violence hinge on witness and victim testimony. Prosecutors depend on witnesses to show up in court, cooperate and convincingly tell the truth for defendants to be found guilty. Understanding the key role that testimony plays in an assault case—specifically a domestic violence...
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Alcoholic Drink with Car and Police Car
Every year, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) reviews and reports on all aspects related to the prior year’s drunk driving in the state. This includes looking at DUI arrests, multiple offenses, accidents, and drunk-driving related injuries and deaths. In September 2016, the DPS-OTS released 2015’s drunk driving statistics and...
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Car Keys and Drugs
Drugged driving has been on the rise in Minnesota. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2013 (the most recent year statistics are available), more than 1,000 people in Minnesota were convicted of driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Most people know that driving while impaired by drugs is a...
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Man Depressed Speaking to woman in Chair
Arguments and disputes sometimes spin out of control. You may have lost your temper with a family member, a neighbor, a bar patron or a careless driver. Someone called the police, and now you are facing an assault charge. Will an assault conviction mean jail time? Should you fight the charge or plead guilty? These...
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Beer and Car Keys
Many people who face DWI charges in Minnesota have never been in trouble with the law before. They are often surprised about how complex the process is and how long it can take. It’s hard to know what to expect from the system. Here we provide you with some details about what you can expect...
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