Pardoning Domestic Assault Offenses

The recent spring 2017 pardon board hearing on June 14, 2017, revealed the Minnesota Pardon Board, made up of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, is reluctant to pardon...
Deadline Extended to Challenge DWI Driver’s License Withdrawals

Deadline Extended to Challenge DWI Driver’s License Withdrawals

The Minnesota Legislature changed a provision of the DWI laws pertaining to a deadline for filing challenges to driver’s license withdrawals. Specifically, when one is arrested on probable cause of driving while impaired and either refuses or fails a breath test, the...

FWI – Flying While Intoxicated

Think .08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is low for drinking and driving? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established a federal law, Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 91.17, establishing a .04 BAC per se standard for pilots while operating an aircraft and it...

How does jail credit work in Minnesota?

Currently, any person who is sentenced to serve jail time in Minnesota will receive credit for “good time” against that sentence if the person is of good behavior in the jail facility. For every two days served in custody, a person will receive an additional day as...

What is the Maximum Bail for a Misdemeanor Domestic Assault Charge?

When a person is charged with a crime, when they make their first appearance in court, a judge will set conditions of release—this occurs whether a person is appearing in front of the judge while in custody (in jail), or appearing out of custody. In either case, the...
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