Minneapolis Criminal Defense Blog

Will My Minnesota Domestic Assault Charges Affect My Child Custody Case?

The short answer is yes.  For good reason, the judge presiding over your divorce or child custody case will take into consideration whether or not domestic abuse has occurred.  The evidence presented could cause you to lose custody and/or visitation rights.  Therefore, if you have been accused of Minnesota domestic assault charges, it is important to …

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Can My Vehicle Get Seized Even If I Wasn’t The One Driving?

Maybe you thought you were doing a friend a favor letting them borrow your vehicle or maybe you were at the bar and thought your friend was doing you a favor driving your vehicle home when you’d clearly had too much to drink, whatever the circumstance, your vehicle was involved in a DWI offense. The …

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Dangers of Posting Details of Pending Criminal Charges

Do not post anything on facebook or any social media site about your criminal case, arrest or pending charges Many people share a lot about their life on social media platforms, particularly Facebook and Twitter.  Posting anything about a recent arrest, criminal charges or an incident currently under police investigation is never a good idea.  …

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DWI Vehicle Seizure

Although a lost license is commonly thought of when DWI punishments are considered, DWI vehicle seizure is also a possibility. It is important to be aware of the circumstances in which a vehicle can be seized. According to Minnesota Statute Section 169A.63 the following situations can result in a vehicle being legally seized and forfeited. If the …

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Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance? You may qualify for Drug Court.

Possession of Controlled Substances charges have the potential to result in prison sentences, large fines, loss of certain social privileges, voting rights, ability to possess firearms, difficulty in obtaining employment and a significantly more difficult time integrating into society again.  Many people who get arrested for drug possession also don’t get treated for any addiction …

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Who Needs to Use an Ignition Interlock Device?

Minnesota started its Ignition Interlock Program in the summer of 2011, and currently nearly 11,000 people are enrolled. However, the device comes with strict maintenance requirements and can cost drivers up to $4 a day to operate. What are the advantages of the program and who can use it? Forced Enrollment Basically, an Ignition Interlock …

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Traffic Stop Law Basics in Minnesota

Under both state law and the federal constitution, police officers are required to meet certain threshold requirements before they pull a vehicle over. If an officer fails to meet these requirements, a charge could be dismissed. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution imposes a few basic requirements. First, before an officer can pull …

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Memorial Holiday Weekend DWI Arrests in Minnesota

If you were arrested for DWI over the three-day Memorial weekend you weren’t the only one. 425 people were arrested in Minnesota according to the Department of Public Safety (DPS). The DPS also indicated there were 466 crashes of which 3 were deadly and 228 resulted in injuries. At the same time last year DPS …

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State Court of Appeals Reverses DWI Arrest for Roseville Man

The Minnesota State Court of Appeals ruled last week that a Roseville man’s DWI arrest was invalid, even though his voluntary urine test was positive for being over the legal limit. This unusual case gets to the heart of the constitution and emphasizes the importance of having an experienced DWI attorney to protect your rights. …

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