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...
Everyone across the country has heard about the love affair between singer Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter has attended two consecutive Chiefs games in the past two weeks in Chicago and New York, and Minnesotans are expecting Taylor to make an appearance in Minneapolis this Sunday as the Chiefs (3-1) take...
Starting September 6, 2023 the Anoka Social District will officially begin its trial period. Social District hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day through October 7, 2023. The trial period will kick off with the Bad Behavior concert, part of Anoka’s Rockin’ on the Rum summer concert series. The measure was initially passed in the State Legislature,...
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...
This question is similar to the age-old philosophical query “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” But in order to get a DWI, someone would have to see you do something. For example, a citizen bystander could report your driving to the cops, who could come into...
A limited license, otherwise commonly known as a “work permit,” is an option for people to drive who have had their privileges withdrawn. Faced with the prospect of not being able to drive for an extended period of time, a limited license is a great option for a lot of people. Limited licenses may be issued to those who had...
Highly unlikely. Over the past decade or two, dashboard-mounted police squad vehicle cameras have proliferated across Minnesota law enforcement agencies. Accordingly, squad video has become common evidence in cases involving traffic stops. But just because squad video may not exist in some criminal cases, that does not mean the prosecutor will dismiss the case. In these situations, it just means...
No, as long as we’re talking about a push-pedal bike and not a motorbike. Minnesota DWI/DUI laws only criminalize driving, operating, or being in physical control of motor vehicles. Under Minnesota law, motor vehicles are those that are self-propelled or propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, including motorboats in operation and off-road recreational vehicles. People have picked...
Underage drinking charges can be very serious and damaging to your personal and professional life. I have over 15 years experience in handling underage drinking cases and have seen the impact they can have on a young person’s future. Minnesota Underage Drinking and DWI Laws Underage drinking charges can be especially harsh in Minnesota where cities are passing new underage drinking...
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