Will I Lose My License for a Misdemeanor Driving Offense?

The short answer is it depends. If one of the following circumstances are present, your driver’s license could be revoked, suspended, or cancelled. A conviction involving an offense with any of the following circumstances will result in a revocation of your driver’s...

Driving after Suspension, Revocation, or Cancellation

A person who is allowed to drive in Minnesota (as a licensed driver from Minnesota or as a driver licensed from another state) can lose their privilege to drive in the state of Minnesota in various ways for committing various offenses. Minnesota can take three actions...
Can I Be Pulled Over for Something Hanging From my Rear-View Mirror?

Can I Be Pulled Over for Something Hanging From my Rear-View Mirror?

Yes, any obstruction in your windshield area or rear-view mirror area is a violation of Minnesota Statute § 169.71.1(a)(2). The exact language says, “a person shall not drive or operate any motor vehicle with any objects suspended between the driver and windshield.”...
Can I get a DWI if I take prescription drugs?

Can I get a DWI if I take prescription drugs?

Under Minnesota law, it is a crime to drive, operate, or be in physical control of any motor vehicle if your body contains any amount of a Schedule I or II controlled substance other than marijuana or its derivatives. Schedule I or II substances not only include...
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,...
Deadline Extended to Challenge DWI Driver’s License Withdrawals

Deadline Extended to Challenge DWI Driver’s License Withdrawals

The Minnesota Legislature changed a provision of the DWI laws pertaining to a deadline for filing challenges to driver’s license withdrawals. Specifically, when one is arrested on probable cause of driving while impaired and either refuses or fails a breath test, the...