Category Archives: DWI/DUI


Did You Get a DWI over Memorial Day Weekend? You’re Not Alone
Did You Get a DWI over Memorial Day Weekend? You’re Not Alone
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Maybe you just had a few beers at a barbecue and you felt fine. Or you were drinking while fishing and thought enough time had passed for the alcohol to leave your system. Then came the sirens and blinking lights, followed by a breathalyzer test.

 

This past Memorial Day Weekend, police were out in force to minimize accidents related to drinking and driving. For their efforts, they made 328 DWI arrests. This is up from 259 a


Why Every DWI Charge Matters in Minnesota
Why Every DWI Charge Matters in Minnesota
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So you’ve been charged with a DWI.

 

Maybe you thought you were okay to drive, but the Breathalyzer said otherwise and you’re still trying to figure it out. Maybe there was a misunderstanding with police officers and you were worried that arguing about it would only get you into more trouble.

 

No matter what led to your DWI charges, you probably just want to get the case over with and return to your normal life. Plus, you may


Is Justin Bieber An Appropriate Punishment for Drunk Drivers?
Is Justin Bieber An Appropriate Punishment for Drunk Drivers?
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The Super Bowl brings us some great commercials every year… and some that aren’t so great. One of the least popular commercials featured Justin Beiber dancing for T-Mobile, which gave Minnesota’s Wyoming Police Department a great idea.

 

Soon after the commercial was aired, the department posted a tweet that said “If you drive drunk tonight we’re going to subject you to that Justin Bieber @TMobile Super Bowl Commercial the entire way to jail. #SB51.” The tweet received over


When Nine DUIs Add Up to Five Years in Minnesota Prison
When Nine DUIs Add Up to Five Years in Minnesota Prison
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When you are first charged with a criminal offense, the laws and penalties are designed to rehabilitate you, teach you a lesson, and prevent you from committing that crime again.

 

This is not necessarily the case if you commit the crime again. The logic is that your original penalties weren’t enough, so they must be increased. The penalties are increased even more for additional convictions.

 

So what happens if you commit the same crime nine times?

 


7 Ways to Prevent DUI Charges and Convictions in Minnesota
7 Ways to Prevent DUI Charges and Convictions in Minnesota
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Even though the Vikings have had a pretty great season so far, their first loss to the Eagles occurred following a disappointing team scandal. George Edwards, the team’s defensive coordinator, had been arrested on DWI back in May. But the story wasn’t released until the team’s bye week, accompanying the story of practice squad guard Isame Faciane’s release from the team after a similar charge.

 

The story caused some unrest and debate about how DWI charges should be treated,


How a Minnesota DWI Could Cost You Thousands
How a Minnesota DWI Could Cost You Thousands
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One of the reasons people decide to drive under the influence is the deterring costs of taxis, towing, or overnight parking. Sure, you’ve had a few beers, but it would be a hassle to get your car back from the street you parked on. And it might not even be there the next morning!

 

The reality is, getting charged and convicted of a DWI is way more expensive than any towing or overnight parking service. If you have recently


Why You Don’t Have to Worry about DUI Checkpoints in Minnesota
Why You Don’t Have to Worry about DUI Checkpoints in Minnesota
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As the summer approaches, the risk of being on the road with a drunk driver drastically increases. So many states attempt to reduce the rate of drunk driving by setting up sobriety checkpoints.

 

These checkpoints are a roadblock. Based on a system agreed-upon beforehand, certain passing drivers will have to stop, speak to a police officer, and be subjected to field sobriety testing. These roadblocks, or sobriety checkpoints, are placed at random locations in hopes of catching drivers who


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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