Category Archives: DWI/DUI


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


New DWI Bill Passes in Minnesota – What’s Going to Change?
New DWI Bill Passes in Minnesota – What’s Going to Change?
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Recently, a bill passed the Minnesota Senate with a vote of 59 to 7 that expands DWI laws for snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles. Here are the main areas which will be affected:

 

  • Operation of recreational vehicles after a DWI conviction will be prohibited.
  • The zero-tolerance law for drinking and driving under the age of 21 will be expanded to all vehicles, including recreational vehicles.
  • The driver’s license revocation will now extend to DWI offenses committed with recreational vehicles.

 


Fight Your MN St. Patrick’s Day DWI with These Strategies
Fight Your MN St. Patrick’s Day DWI with These Strategies
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St. Patrick’s Day is known for its green beer, Irish food, and good times. Unfortunately, it’s also a popular day for DWI arrests.

 

Why?

 

Consider these quick facts on why St. Patrick’s Day DWI arrests are so common:

 

  • Patrick’s Day ranks fourth among the most popular drinking days in a calendar year
  • 13 million pints of Guinness are consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day
  • 5% more beer is sold on St. Patrick’s Day as compared to an


Common Items That Cause Incorrect BAC Readings in MN
Common Items That Cause Incorrect BAC Readings in MN
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Are you aware that items other than alcohol can trigger positive breathalyzer tests? It’s possible to be charged with a DWI in Minnesota simply by eating certain foods or exposing yourself to common household items.

 

In this post, we’ll tell you the types of common substances that can mistakenly show up as alcohol on a breathalyzer test, and how we can help you get your DWI charges reduced or dismissed.

 

Vanilla Extract

 

When consumed in


What to Expect from Your Minnesota DWI Case
What to Expect from Your Minnesota DWI Case
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The Christmas/New Year’s season is one of the most common times for drunk driving, and law enforcement keeps close watch for intoxicated drivers, in many cases increasing patrols drastically.

 

This means that although most of us are getting back to business as usual after the holidays, many Minnesotans are currently facing new DWI charges. If you are one of them, it is important to know what to expect from the trial process, as well as what criminal


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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