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How to Avoid a MN DUI This Holiday Season
How to Avoid a MN DUI This Holiday Season
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

The holidays are a time of celebration. But some people take the merriment of being together with friends and family a little too far – and it can lead to a driving while impaired charge in Minnesota.

 

The best way to beat a DWI in the state is to keep it from ever happening. Here is how the state defines driving while impaired and some tips to help you avoid a charge this holiday season.

 

DWI in


Can Police Draw Your Blood Without Consent in a MN DUI?
Can Police Draw Your Blood Without Consent in a MN DUI?
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Category: DWI/DUI

Whether or not you realize it, the simple act of driving your vehicle on Minnesota public roads provides consent to be subjected to a urine, breath, or blood test when suspected of driving while intoxicated in the state.

 

This is known as implied consent in Minnesota. And police have the right to draw your blood if that’s the way you get tested when suspected of a DWI. However, courts often view drawing blood differently than getting a urine sample


Can You Lose Your License for a MN Labor Day BWI?
Can You Lose Your License for a MN Labor Day BWI?
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Category: BWI/BUI

Summer is officially over, and many will be storing their boats for the winter after enjoying a few months out on the water. However, some people may be packing up for the year for another reason: a charge of boating while intoxicated.

 

If you received a BWI over the Labor Day weekend, you may wonder what it means for your future – both on and off the water. While the laws surrounding BWIs in Minnesota aren’t complex, these types


MN DUI: What Happens If Children Are in the Car?
MN DUI: What Happens If Children Are in the Car?
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In Minnesota, many drivers who are charged with driving while impaired – also called a DWI or DUI – only got behind the wheel in the first place because they thought they could safely drive. In that state of mind, it’s no wonder several people face DWI charges in our state with a particular aggravating factor: children were in the car.

 

It’s regrettable that many of the drivers behind the wheel in these cases are over the legal


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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Category: DWI/DUI

 

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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Category: DWI/DUI

 

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


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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