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Reasons Your Thanksgiving DWI Arrest in MN May be Invalid
Reasons Your Thanksgiving DWI Arrest in MN May be Invalid
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

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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Category: BWI/BUI | DWI/DUI

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


6 Ways to Defend Against a Minnesota Probation Violation Charge
6 Ways to Defend Against a Minnesota Probation Violation Charge
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

Making a misstep while you’re on probation is unfortunately all too easy. Sometimes, you may not even realize that you’re doing something wrong until the hammer comes down. That’s why it is so important to make sure that you truly understand all of the terms of your probation and what you are and are not allowed to do.

 

Unfortunately, if you’ve been charged with a probation violation, that advice won’t help, and you’re life is about to


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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Category: DWI/DUI

 

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


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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