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Defending against DUI charges

In previous blogs posts, we've written about the severe penalties facing Minnesotans who are convicted of drunk driving charges. Depending on the circumstances, a first DUI offense may result in fines of up to $3,000, up to 12 months in jail and a driver's license suspension for up to one year. The fines and penalties increase substantially for subsequent DUI convictions.

Extra police patrols and DWI enforcement planned throughout Minnesota for Super Bowl Sunday

While the Minnesota Vikings season ended weeks ago, football fans across the Minneapolis metro-area are likely still gearing up for this Sunday's Super Bowl. For many, a Super Bowl tradition includes having or attending a party where alcohol is served.

Why it's important to contact an attorney after a DUI arrest

Individuals who are facing criminal charges related to drunk driving often have many questions and concerns and are justifiably scared. As soon as possible after one's arrest on DUI charges, it's wise to contact a criminal defense attorney who can investigate the circumstances of one's arrest and evidence related to a case.

Are Minnesota employers allowed to question job applicants about criminal background?

There's a saying that to err is human. There have likely been times in all of our lives when we experience lapses in judgment or found ourselves in a difficult situation. The great thing about human beings is our ability to learn from mistakes and change our behaviors accordingly.

Study deems Minnesota's DWI courts a success

With harsh penalties including possible jail or prison time, suspension of one's driver's license and costly fines; a drunk driving conviction is a serious criminal offense. However, despite the possible repercussions, DWI or DUI arrests are common in many states including Minnesota.

Constitutionality of Minnesota's implied consent law questioned

Details and evidence related to DUI and DWI arrests are critical to both the prosecution's and defense's case. An individual's blood alcohol content level or BAC is of particular importance as is the method by which a BAC was obtained and measured. When it comes to criminal defense, freedoms and privileges afforded to individuals under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are often cited.

The consequences of a DWI conviction in Minnesota

Many Minnesota residents have either personally or likely know someone who has been arrested or convicted of a DWI. It can happen to almost anyone. Say, for example, you're at a friend's house for a barbeque. Within the span of three hours, you may have two to three beers as you eat dinner and hang out.

DWI convictions in Minnesota can cost as much as $10,000

Pop star Justin Bieber's DWI mug shot has been all over the media for the past several days. In the mug shot, Bieber appears smiling and not the least bit concerned over his DWI charge. Perhaps that's because Bieber can easily afford the fines and fees that go along with a conviction.

DWI consequences in Minnesota depend on the specifics of the case

A drunk driving conviction can change a person's life. Without a driver's license, a Minneapolis resident may lose their job or miss out on future opportunities because the drunk driving conviction is on their record. However, aside from impacting their livelihood, the consequences from a driving while intoxicated conviction can also end up negatively impacting their family and their reputation. 

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