What is an electric-assisted bicycle? An electric-assisted bicycle is a “bicycle” not a “motor vehicle.” The requirements of an electric-assisted bicycle are: 1. Has a saddle and fully operable pedals for human propulsion; 2. Maximum 1000 watt electric motor; 3. Maximum speed of 20 miles per hour; and 4. Motor disengages when brake applied An electric-assisted bicycle is not to be confused with a...
What is a “Statute of Limitations”? In the criminal setting, a statute of limitations is a statute that prescribes a maximum period of time after an event that the State can press criminal charges. A criminal prosecution must be commenced within a certain time for most criminal offenses. The limitation lengths vary by crime. Some crimes do not have any...
What Constitutes Kidnapping in Minnesota? Kidnapping in Minnesota is a crime that occurs when a person confines or removes any person without that person’s consent in order to commit the following: hold for ransom or as a hostage; as a way to commit a felony or flee from a felony; to terrorize the victim or another, or commit great bodily harm; to hold in involuntary servitude....
When can I be arrested for driving under the influence? First, it important to note that not everyone who is arrested will spend the night in jail. Sometimes a person will be released after being arrested . You will be arrested for a DWI if the officer can show probable cause for intoxicated driving. (Minn. Stat. § 169A.40). You will spend at...
What types of crimes are considered “Crimes of Violence”? Crimes of violence include felony offenses involving the commission or attempt of the following (Minn. Stat. §624.712, subdivision 5): Murder, manslaughter, assault, or encouraging suicide; Using drugs that poison, stupefy, overpower, or numb to injure or make a crime easier (Minn. Stat. §609.235); Robbery, and 1st-3rd degree burglary; Stealing an automobile, weapon, controlled substance,...
In Minnesota, a criminal sentence can be imposed in a variety of ways. Different sentences carry significannt implications for a person’s criminal record. This article will examine the different types of sentence dispositions. For comparison’s sake, let’s use the example of a First Degree Assault which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. But let’s assume the...
Under certain circumstances, a vehicle may be subject to forfeiture by the state along with a DWI. There is a presumption of forfeiture under the following circumstances: (1) if the driver is convicted of the designated offense upon which the forfeiture is based; (2) the driver fails to appear for a scheduled court appearance for the designated offense charged (and...
Canadian law does not allow persons with certain criminal offenses to enter the country. Per the visa and immigration information, “those who have been convicted of DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DWI) are considered members of an Inadmissible Class” and are therefore denied entry to Canada. However, a person may apply for a Temporary Resident Permit. One can apply for a Temporary...
Facing license suspension? Unfortunately this is a serious and very annoying punishment for those who have acted recklessly on and off the road. If you are facing a license suspension, it is in your best interest to contact a Minneapolis traffic offense lawyer. You may be able to get your suspension reduced or completely cleared allowing you to get behind...
So last time I covered what you need to know if you are pulled over for DWI / DUI in Minnesota. This time the assumption is that you have now been arrested. For Part II, what you need to know about being arrested for DWI / DUI… Remember you’re on candid camera in the cop car Remember this from last time – assume...
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