Apparently Huffing Dust-Off and Driving is Not Illegal in Minnesota

Apparently Huffing Dust-Off and Driving is Not Illegal in Minnesota

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that DFE is not a hazardous substance for DWIs. State v. Carson, A15-1678 (Minn. Oct. 11, 2017) (read the case here). In Minnesota, one can get a DWI without consuming alcohol, but can if under the influence of a controlled substance,...
Disorderly Conduct Statute Ruled Partially Unconstitutional

Disorderly Conduct Statute Ruled Partially Unconstitutional

The Minnesota Supreme Court held as unconstitutional a portion of the disorderly conduct statute related to disturbing lawful assemblies or meetings, but did not rule on other portions of the statute. The Court ruled in the case of Robin Hensel, who was charged with...
Driving While High

Driving While High

“I’m just smoking weed tonight, I’ll be your designated driver.” Perhaps you or a friend has said this before. The problem is that one can still get a DWI if he or she is smoking weed, even without drinking a drop of alcohol. In Minnesota, marijuana is an illegal...
I Was Never Read My Rights! Will My Case Be Dismissed?

I Was Never Read My Rights! Will My Case Be Dismissed?

Probably not, unfortunately. Many people think that every person in every interaction with the police must be read their rights, as seen on TV. This reading of rights is called a “Miranda” warning, which was set forth in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda...
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