What is the difference between a blood and urine test in a DWI?

When you are arrested and taken back to the police department after being pulled over for a DWI, you may be asked to submit to a blood or urine test. Both types of test require the officer to obtain a search warrant. However, there are a few key differences between...
Can the cops take my car if I wasn’t driving drunk?

Can the cops take my car if I wasn’t driving drunk?

Yes. First of all, vehicles can be forfeited for a number of non-DWI-related crimes, but that’s a subject for another time. Under the Minnesota DWI forfeiture statute, a motor vehicle is subject to forfeiture if used in the commission of a designated DWI offense,...

How Does the FBI Know My Gun Rights Have Been Restored?

Once someone has had their right to possess firearms restored in state court, often there is another step needed of notifying the FBI that the person is no longer prohibited from possessing firearms. Prohibited persons are usually listed in the National Instant...
Can I Vote With My Criminal Record?

Can I Vote With My Criminal Record?

Every person in Minnesota has a right to vote unless the person has been convicted of a felony and are serving any part of that felony sentence. A felony sentence includes any time from conviction until the person is released from probation, parole, and/or supervised...

Are there mandatory criminal penalties for a second DWI?

As a general rule the answer is yes. According to MN Statute § 169A.275 if you get a second DWI within 10 years of your first, you will either be sentenced to a minimum of 30 days of incarnation, at least 48 of those hours which must be served in a local correction...

Minnesota Supreme Court Rules BB Gun is Not a Firearm

On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the plain meaning of a “firearm” does not include a BB gun in State v. Haywood. This decision reverses Minnesota law dating back to 1977 that a BB gun is indeed a firearm. David Haywood was...
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