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Category Archives: DWI/DUI


How Minnesotans Can Celebrate the 4th – Without Getting a DWI
How Minnesotans Can Celebrate the 4th – Without Getting a DWI
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

Independence Day celebrations are a big deal in Minnesota. Parties, barbeques, pools, fireworks – and drinking – are all part of the fun.

 

However, one thing you definitely don’t want highlighting your Fourth of July is a starring role in a DWI. Driving drunk puts everyone on the road at an enormous risk. It can also ruin your driving record and cost you thousands of dollars.

 

If you’ll be out partying this Fourth of July, pay


Don’t Let Your MN Teen Get a DWI This Prom and Graduation Season
Don’t Let Your MN Teen Get a DWI This Prom and Graduation Season
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It’s probably a safe bet that this prom and graduation season will play out like it does every year – masses of high school seniors gleefully attending parties and afterparties, getting “turned-up” like there’s no tomorrow.

 

Unfortunately statistics lean point to a good number of Minnesota teens being seemingly more excited about the alcohol-infused celebrations and after-parties than they are about getting their diplomas.

 

Alcohol and other substances have long been a main attraction during prom and


FAQs about DWI Charges in Minnesota
FAQs about DWI Charges in Minnesota
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DWI arrests are a frightening experience. Once the effects of alcohol or other controlled substances have worn off, you might find yourself with a lot of questions. “What do I do now?” “Will I have to go to jail?” “Can I keep my job throughout this experience?”

 

Don’t worry. The team at Keyser Defense is here to answer any questions you might have about DWI charges in Minnesota.

 

Below you’ll find information on the most common things


Reasons Drinking and Driving Increases in MN over Winter Holidays
Reasons Drinking and Driving Increases in MN over Winter Holidays
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Category: DWI/DUI | Holidays

 

The holidays are a time to connect with family, relax, and enjoy the season’s festivities.

 

However, every year many families’ holiday seasons are ruined by a single factor: drinking and driving. DWI arrests and drunk driving accident injuries turn many Minnesota families’ holidays into a tragedy every year.

 

Why?

 

The most straightforward one is that drinking tends to increase over the holidays. Moreover, a number of other factors (such as winter weather), make drunk driving even


How Do Minnesota DWI Penalties Differ If You Have a Child in the Car?
How Do Minnesota DWI Penalties Differ If You Have a Child in the Car?
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Driving under the influence is a serious offense in Minnesota regardless of the specifics of the situation, but some DWI cases are treated more severely than others. One big aggravating factor is having a child in the car with you when you are arrested for DWI.

 

Why?

 

Because driving alone or with other adults isn’t considered as dangerous as driving with a minor who may not be able to recognize when they are in a dangerous situation.


No More Boats, ATVs, Snowmobiles for Minnesotans Convicted of DWI
No More Boats, ATVs, Snowmobiles for Minnesotans Convicted of DWI
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Getting a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) conviction in Minnesota is life-changing in many ways. Often, people who are convicted of DWI are surprised to learn that the administrative penalties are frequently further-reaching than the criminal ones. These penalties place restrictions on your everyday life, and typically create a significant financial burden.

 

One of the most restrictive administrative penalties for a Minnesota DWI is license suspension. In most cases, your driver’s license will be suspended for a certain amount of


Can I Legally Refuse to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Minnesota?
Can I Legally Refuse to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Minnesota?
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When a police officer pulls you over for suspected drunk driving, they will likely ask you step out of the car to perform one or more field sobriety tests. These are intended to test your physical and cognitive function… and give the police officer probable cause to believe you are driving drunk.

 

They seem simple enough, but field sobriety tests are often not as straightforward as they appear. Studies have shown that these tests are not accurate at


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.

MINNEAPOLIS