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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


Reasons Your Thanksgiving DWI Arrest in MN May be Invalid
Reasons Your Thanksgiving DWI Arrest in MN May be Invalid
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Every Thanksgiving weekend, police increase their efforts to patrol Minnesota roads, looking for drunk drivers. However, if you are facing charges for driving while intoxicated over Thanksgiving, there are a number of reasons why you may have been incorrectly charged.

 

Below we’re going to detail a number of different things specific to the holiday season that could play a role in your defense strategy and help to invalidate the charges against you.

 

These reasons may have resulted


Drinking and Driving on Halloween in Minnesota Could Net You a DWI
Drinking and Driving on Halloween in Minnesota Could Net You a DWI
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Category: DWI/DUI | Halloween | Holidays

 

Halloween is fun for kids and grownups alike – albeit different kinds of fun. Halloween parties are frequently some of the best all year, and aren’t something you’ll want to miss out on. However, for this reason, Halloween is also a particularly dangerous holiday nationwide, and has even surpassed New Year’s Eve in terms of emergency room admissions. Unfortunately, much of the danger is due to drunk driving.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a


Can You Get a DWI for Riding a Lawnmower Drunk in Minnesota?
Can You Get a DWI for Riding a Lawnmower Drunk in Minnesota?
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Simple answer: yes, you can get charged with a DWI for riding a lawnmower drunk here. In fact, if you are operating any motor vehicle while intoxicated, this charge can apply, and the term “motor vehicle” is likely broader than you realize.

 

Let’s go back to the lawnmower for a second, though, because it’s something that actually happened recently. A Mankato resident was allegedly driving his lawnmower when he was arrested on a DWI charge.

 

A police officer


8 Reasons Minnesota Breath Test Results Can Be Wrong
8 Reasons Minnesota Breath Test Results Can Be Wrong
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If you blow higher than a .08 in Minnesota, you will be charged with a DWI. It’s as simple as that. Because the law says that driving with a BAC of .08 or higher is illegal.

 

With so much importance riding on a single number and a single test, though, it begs an important question: just how accurate are breathalyzers and breathalyzer tests? For better or worse, that depends on many different factors.

 

Why You Should Call the


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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