I Blew Under .08.  Can I Still Be Charged With DWI?

I Blew Under .08. Can I Still Be Charged With DWI?

Surprisingly, yes you can. If you are pulled over and blow below the legal limit of .08, you can still be charged with DWI. Here’s how. Minnesota Statute 169A.20 states that a person may not drive, operate, or be in physical control of a motor vehicle when: they are...

Expungement Waiting Periods

The newly added provisions of Minnesota’s expungement law require waiting periods before a petitioner becomes eligible for full statutory expungement of a criminal record, during which the person may not be charged or convicted of a new crime. The expungement statute...
The Cops Ran My Plates and Pulled Me Over – Is That Legal?

The Cops Ran My Plates and Pulled Me Over – Is That Legal?

Who knows?! The constitutionality of license plate readers has yet to be challenged head on. Federal courts have decided that scans by license plate readers are constitutional searches that do not require a warrant because the plates are out in public, plain view and...

Bodily Harm vs. Substantial Bodily Harm vs. Great Bodily Harm

There are a number of crimes that base the degree of punishment on how much harm was done during the incident. Assault and criminal vehicular operation are common examples of these types of crimes. Minnesota divides the amount of harm inflicted into three categories:...
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