To Flee or Not to Flee

In addition to facing felony charges, fleeing a Peace Officer in a motor vehicle can also result in your driver’s license getting revoked for a period of up to ten years depending on the circumstances. Fleeing means to increase speed, extinguish motor vehicle...
My spouse got busted for DWI – do I need W plates?

My spouse got busted for DWI – do I need W plates?

If your spouse received a notice of plate impoundment, then you will probably need W plates. W plates are a special category of license plates in Minnesota. They are required to drive with a valid driver’s license, or limited license, during a period of license plate...

Are there mandatory criminal penalties for a third DWI?

As a general rule the answer is yes. According to MN Statute § 169A.275 the court has two options for sentencing someone convicted of a DWI within ten years of the first of two qualified prior impaired driving incidents in other words a third DWI within 10 years (or a...
How do judges know how much bail to set?

How do judges know how much bail to set?

First of all, bail is an amount of money that a judge may set on a criminal case. If bail is set, then the bail amount must be posted to the jail before the accused can be released from custody. As long as the accused makes all of his or her court dates and abides by...
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