DWIs can have serious consequences, including the revocation of your driver’s license. How long the revocation lasts depends on the circumstances of the case and the charges. For example, an individual facing their first DWI whose blood alcohol content (BAC) tested under 0.16 face a 90-day license revocation while a person whose BAC was over 0.16 or individuals who have...
What If I’m Arrested for a DWI the Day Before Thanksgiving? The Day Before Thanksgiving is considered one of the heaviest drinking days of the year which means DWI patrol will likely be significant. Whether you are drinking with your family or with old friends, the day before Thanksgiving is one of the worst days to get arrested for a...
On August 1, The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released new hunting regulations for the 2023 deer hunting season. First, blaze orange is now required on all public grounds. The blaze orange material must be at least 144 square inches and visible from all directions. In the past, blaze orange was only recommended, but it will now be a...
Tuesday night community members in Hennepin County came together to voice concerns around the continuing issues of juvenile crime in the twin cities. This listening session is one of a series of such meetings as twin cities communities are grappling with the issues of increased juvenile offenses. Law Enforcement is targeting juvenile crime through Operation Safe Summer, with emphasis on...
We all have that one friend who talks about the bottle rocket fights they used to have in the woods when they were kids. As much fun as that might sound don’t light your punks and run for the trees just yet. Any substances or combination of substances that produces a visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration,...
As summer continues full steam ahead, so does theft from vehicles. According to the Eden Prairie Police Department, every summer there is an uptick in the number of thefts from vehicles in areas such as parks, stores, gyms, and tourist attractions. To help prevent your valuables from being stolen, be sure to follow any of these three steps: lock it,...
Short answer: You won’t! Stores are cracking down on the practice of “skip scanning,” which is where a shopper uses the self-checkout to bag their items while only pretending to scan and pay for some or all of them. Many stores have increased their self-checkout capacity due to the Covid-19 pandemic and skip scanning has become much more prevalent as...
In Minnesota, prostitution can be charged as a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor, depending on the facts of the case. Misdemeanor prostitution can be charged when: A person engages in prostitution with an individual who is 18 years or older, or person is hired, offers to be hired, or agrees to be hired by an individual who is 18 or...
Minnesota statutes identify five degrees of assault. Within each degree, however, are several factors that could result in that charge. First degree assault is the most serious and brings felony-level charges that can result in a sentence of 20 years in prison. Below is a chart outlining the differences in the levels of assault in Minnesota. First Degree Causes great...
As with many legal questions, the answer is it depends. In 2021, Congress signed a bill into law that requires the court to defer prosecution for an “eligible offense” committed by a defendant who was or currently is a member of the United States military and is suffering from an “applicable condition.” Eligible offenses include any misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor,...
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