I got a DWI. What did the officer need to pull me over?

Although we all like to think that we are the best driver and that there is no cause for the police to pull you over, you may be surprised just how little it takes for a police officer to legally conduct a traffic stop. Police may stop you in your car if they have...
I Got Another DWI – Will I Do Jail Time?

I Got Another DWI – Will I Do Jail Time?

Upon an arrest for a subsequent DWI within ten years of the first DWI, the driver almost always is jailed and held for a bail hearing before a judge in court. If the case resolves with a conviction (meaning either the driver pleads guilty or is found guilty by a...
Sorry, Your Peacock is not a Service Animal

Sorry, Your Peacock is not a Service Animal

Beginning August 1, 2018, a new law in Minnesota will criminally penalize people who lie about service animals. Under the law, it is a crime to knowingly misrepresent an animal as an assistance animal in a public place to obtain rights and privileges available to...
I Got Kicked Out of My Own House – Can They Do That?

I Got Kicked Out of My Own House – Can They Do That?

Can the courts really kick someone out of his or her own house? Yes, in certain situations. The most common we see is where the person who solely owns or rents the residence is accused of domestic assault. The accuser, who is in a domestic relationship with the...

Mandatory Penalties for a Second Time DWI

DWI offenses come with many nuances depending on the specific situation. However Minnesota laws do require some penalties once you get a second offense. If you are convicted of Driving While Impaired (DWI), often called Driving Under the Influence (DUI), within ten...