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Can You Refuse a Chemical Test for a MN DUI?
Can You Refuse a Chemical Test for a MN DUI?
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Most people recognize that, when they are accused of a crime, they have rights. It’s the specific rights that may not be so clear.

 

For example, if you are pulled over and suspected of driving while intoxicated in Minnesota, do you have the right to refuse a chemical test to confirm whether or not you are intoxicated?

 

While one of the most enduring rights Americans have is the right to not incriminate themselves, that does not carry


What Makes a MN DUI a Felony?
What Makes a MN DUI a Felony?
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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety states that drivers who operate vehicles while under the influence of alcohol, with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher, are breaking the law.

 

However, in Minnesota, DUIs, also known as DWIs, isn’t so black and white. The penalties faced by those who break the law can vary. It mostly depends on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony DWI in the state.

 

What is the difference


What Is an Ignition Interlock Device in MN?
What Is an Ignition Interlock Device in MN?
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Being convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Minnesota can be a terrifying experience. This type of conviction can lead to serious penalties, especially if it’s a felony. Some people even spend time in jail for a DWI.

 

Even if you avoid jail time with your DWI conviction, you still stand to lose your license – which can be inconvenient and devastating to your ability to live and work. Fortunately, sometimes instead of losing your license, you can


What To Expect During a MN DUI Stop
What To Expect During a MN DUI Stop
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If you’re an adult driver on the road, then chances are you’ve wondered what to do if you’re pulled over by the police – including if you get pulled over after you’ve been drinking. It’s a normal thing to wonder about, and it’s important to know the answer.

 

Sure, no one wants to get pulled over for a suspected DWI in Minnesota, but it does happen. So, it’s better to be prepared with what you should do


Is There a Difference between Drunk and Drugged Driving in MN?
Is There a Difference between Drunk and Drugged Driving in MN?
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If you are charged in Minnesota with drugged driving, you may be wondering if the possible penalties or charges you face are less severe than driving under the influence of alcohol. Well, not to be the bearer of bad news, but that’s unfortunately not the case.

 

In some states, there is a legal distinction between drunk and drugged driving, but in Minnesota, there is no distinction. A DWI, the charge faced by most people under the


Don’t Let Holiday Partying Lead to Minnesota DUI
Don’t Let Holiday Partying Lead to Minnesota DUI
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People love the holidays – and what is there not to love? It’s a time of year where cheer and joy are in abundance, and you get together with friends and family that you may not get to see the rest of the year. Many of these festive get-togethers involve alcohol, which is why there’s often an increase in arrests for driving under the influence that seem to coincide with the season.

 

Most people realize that there are


MN Police Will Be Watching for These Common Holiday Crimes
MN Police Will Be Watching for These Common Holiday Crimes
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The holidays herald in many seasonal specialties. Some are great, like hot cocoa and gift-giving, while others aren’t so great, like an increase in certain crimes.

 

Several types of crimes see a surge in Minnesota around the holidays. Here are some of the top crimes to be on the lookout for this holiday season, as well as what penalties can be faced by those who get caught breaking the law.

 

Shoplifting

 

There’s no doubt that 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.

MINNEAPOLIS