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What Happens If Your MN DUI Ends in a Mistrial?
What Happens If Your MN DUI Ends in a Mistrial?
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

Every year in the Minnesota criminal courts, thousands of cases that involve driving while intoxicated are heard. Of these thousands of cases, not everyone can be tied up neatly with either a conviction or an acquittal. In some circumstances, criminal cases for DWIs in Minnesota can end in what is called a mistrial.

 

What is a mistrial, and how can it impact the charges against you? Does it mean you get off scot-free? Read on to learn more


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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Category: DWI/DUI

 

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


Don’t Let Holiday Partying Lead to Minnesota DUI
Don’t Let Holiday Partying Lead to Minnesota DUI
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

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


Letting Your Teen Drink and Drive on Thanksgiving Is Against MN Law
Letting Your Teen Drink and Drive on Thanksgiving Is Against MN Law
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Category: DWI/DUI | Juvenile Law

 

As a parent, you are allowed under the law to make certain decisions for your children – including whether or not to give them alcohol. However, there are some very serious issues to be aware of if you allow your teen to drink at family gatherings or just at home with you.

 

If you want to allow your teen to drink at home, it’s important to know what the law has to say not only about supplying them


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