When is Driving While Impaired a Gross Misdemeanor?

The offense of DWI (often called driving under the influence, or DUI) in Minnesota is categorized into four different levels, or degrees: misdemeanor fourth-degree DWI; gross misdemeanor third degree DWI; gross misdemeanor second degree DWI; and felony first degree...

When is a domestic assault a felony?

Domestic assault is an assault committed against a family or household member. An “assault” is an act committed with the intent to cause fear in another of immediate bodily harm or death; or the intentional infliction, or attempted infliction of bodily harm upon...
He Lied! But is it Perjury?

He Lied! But is it Perjury?

There is an adage that says “There are three sides to every story: yours, mine, and the truth. And all three are right.” The sentiment behind this saying is that everyone can recall a particular event or circumstance differently, without any one of them being wrong....

Minnesota Supreme Court weighs in on Implied Consent Law

The Minnesota Supreme Court today issued an opinion which details when a driver who has been arrested for a DWI has the right to consult with an attorney before deciding whether or not to take a breath test. Under Minnesota law, any person who drives, operates, or is...

What are aggravating factors in a Driving While Impaired?

An “aggravating factor” is a circumstance that can increase the severity of a criminal charge. With regards to a DWI charge (often called driving under the influence, or DUI), the presence of aggravating factors can be used to enhance a DWI charge from a misdemeanor...
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