Categorized: DWI

Life Sentences for Repeat DWI Offenders: Too Harsh?

In Round Rock, TX, a repeat DWI offender received a life sentence after his most recent DWI arrest and conviction that occurred in July of 2016. Police stopped 54-year-old Bobby Stovall who was weaving dangerously and erratically through several lanes of traffic in his pickup truck before striking another vehicle and injuring the driver. At the time… Read more »

Top Things You Need to Know about Your Minnesota DWI Case

  An arrest for DWI should never be taken lightly. A conviction can result in a license suspension or revocation, a blemished criminal record, job loss, or even family strife. Therefore, the accused should understand his or her case before accepting any plea offer. Below are the top things you need to know about your Minnesota… Read more »

No Checkpoints, No Worries – Think Again! Holidays and DWIs

The holidays are a time for celebration and reflection on all the things in our lives that for which we are grateful. However, many tend to get carried away with the cheers to good health and family and friends. Quite often, a number of us imbibe just a bit too much. The problem occurs when… Read more »

Yes, You Can Get A DWI Without Driving In Minnesota!

A DWI without driving? Yes, this is entirely possible in Minnesota, thanks to the way the state’s DWI law is worded. According to state statute 169A, you can be arrested for a DWI if you are determined to be in “physical control” of a vehicle. The important part to understand is that state law views… Read more »

Research-Based Cues Used To Detect Drunk Drivers At Night

Police officers and others know a number of Cues Used To Detect Drunk Drivers At Night, or during the day. Concerned citizens can also use these research-based tips to tell if someone is drunk or otherwise impaired while driving. Government Guidelines: The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed a number of behavioral cues in… Read more »

Intoxilyzer’s Successor: An Overview of the DataMaster DMT

Breath analysis is an old but widely used technique that law enforcement has used for decades to determine whether an individual’s blood alcohol content is within legal limits. The device that Minnesota had used since 1983 was called the Intoxilyzer. Over the course of the last 30 years, countless DWI cases have gone to court… Read more »

Questions to ask when Looking for a Minnesota DWI Attorney

If you have been arrested for DWI, it is crucial to find an experienced Minnesota DWI attorney to help you fight the charge. A DWI conviction can have far reaching negative impacts on your social, personal, and professional life; this is why finding the right representation is so important. A conviction brings with it overwhelming… Read more »

What Is a Qualified Prior Impaired Driving Incident?

In the state of Minnesota, a qualified prior impaired driving incident is simply a previous impaired driving conviction or loss. Prior impaired driving losses usually mean an individual had lost the privilege of operating a motor vehicle because of other kinds of impaired driving related incidents, and they happened within the past ten years. It… Read more »

License Plate Impoundment in Minnesota: What You Should Know

Under certain drunk driving circumstances, the state of Minnesota has the authority to seize, impound, and destroy license plates from a motor vehicle. Pursuant to Minnesota Statute section 169A.60 (Administrative Impoundment of Plates), the Commissioner of Public Safety may issue a license plate impoundment  order for: A first offense DWI if the blood alcohol level… Read more »