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Can You Get a DWI for Sleeping in Your Car in Minnesota?

By this point, everyone has been thoroughly ingrained that driving while under the influence is bad and dangerous to everyone. However, many have been to the point where they had a little too much to drink and have the debate about driving home. Instead of putting everyone on the road in potential danger, you decide… Read more »

Getting Into Canada Following a DUI/DWI Conviction: What You Should Know

Even though Canada and the US (including Minnesota) share a border and certain cultural similarities and values, it is important to remember that Canada is a sovereign, foreign country with its own laws and requirements. An American entering Canada must abide by certain procedures, and this process becomes even more complicated with any type of… Read more »

What if you get bitten by a dog in St. Paul?

Dog bites are scary, painful, and could lead to serious medical problems. Dog bites–effects and prevalence: According to a report presented in the Journal of Clinical Pathology, a 42-year-old-man came to a district general hospital with a three-week history of low-grade fever, a loss of energy and trouble breathing. He said he was bitten by his pet… Read more »

St. Paul Violent Criminal Defense Lawyer

Being accused of a violent crime is no joke. Before you are even arrested, the other side is going to be building a case against you so that you get punished to the full extent of the law. For some, this means spending the rest of your life in jail. When people think of violent… Read more »

10 Strategies for Reducing Your Risk of Arrest for DWI

The number of DWI arrests in Minnesota declined by almost 40% between 2006 and 2015. This is due to public education efforts, stringent legal and administrative punishments, and increased efforts by law enforcement to identify problem drivers. Despite these improvements, 95 people still died on Minnesota roads in 2015 from accidents caused by impaired driving…. Read more »

St. Paul Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Dogs are playful, loyal, and cute. They can also be dangerous enough to cause a severe personal injury. Some dogs are vicious while others bite simply because they misinterpret your actions as threatening. Whatever the reason, a minor dog bite can cause pain and scarring. A severe attack can leave you with torn flesh and… Read more »

Minnesota Drug Crimes & Criminal Penalties: An Overview

Whereas driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired (DWI) is most often associated with alcohol, Minnesota law also prohibits driving while under the influence of drugs or other hazardous substances. Pursuant to Minn. Stat. Ann. § 169A.20, a Minnesota motorist is guilty of a DWI drugs if s/he: Knowingly drives, operates, or is… Read more »

License Plate Impoundment Procedure in Minnesota Following a DWI

Under Minnesota Statute section 168.041, the state may seize, retain, and destroy a motorist’s license plates for repeated DWIs, sobriety test refusals, or other DWI-related offenses. Called impoundment, this process occurs if a motorist is caught driving a motor vehicle after revocation, cancellation, or suspension of his/her driver’s license and/or driving privileges. During an arrest,… Read more »

A Brief Overview of Minnesota’s DWI Ignition Interlock Device Program

As of 1 July 2011, first-time DWI offenders with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .16 or more (twice the legal limit)—as well as all second-time or subsequent alcohol offenders—have the option of regaining driving privileges by participating in the state’s ignition interlock device (IID) program. The IID program improves public safety by permitting eligible… Read more »