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Category Archives: DWI/DUI


What a Minnesota Criminal Attorney Wishes You Would Do if Pulled Over by the Police for DWI/DUI
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Your Minnesota DWI lawyer wants you to know what to do before you’re stopped by a police officer for DWI.  You had a beer with your friends and now you’re driving home when the flashing lights demand you pull over.  What should you do?

 

First, pull over and stop the car.  Second, stay in the car.  Get your driver’s license and car registration out and have them ready.  Don’t fumble around and look afraid or worried.  Roll the window


Fourth-Degree DWI: What to Expect
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Most first-time DWI offenders in Minnesota are charged with Fourth-Degree DWI.  This is a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

 

Question: I was charged with DWI. Why do I have two separate charges?

 

Answer: In almost all DWI cases, persons are charged with (1) Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol and (2) Driving With an Alcohol Concentration of .08 or More. The “Driving While Under the Influence”


License Withdrawal in Minnesota: An Overview
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Driving in Minnesota is a privilege. You can lose your driving privileges if you break certain laws or fail to meet certain requirements. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (or “DPS”) maintains your driving record, which contains information about driving and licensing violations in Minnesota and other states. Serious or recurring violations may result in loss of your driving privilege or restrictions on where, when and what types of vehicle you may drive.

 

License Withdrawal

 

Your license may


Minnesota DWI 101: The Basics
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In Minnesota, it is a crime for any person to drive, operate, or be in physical control of any motor vehicle (except for motorboats in operation and off-road recreational vehicles) when:

 

  • the person is under the influence of alcohol
  • the person is under the influence of a controlled substance
  • the person is knowingly under the influence of a hazardous substance that affects the nervous system, brain, or muscles of the person so as to substantially impair the person’s ability


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