Should I refuse a field sobriety test?

You just left happy hour in downtown Minneapolis. It was a low-key evening with friends and colleagues; you had a few glasses of wine with appetizers but feel okay to drive. You hop on the I-94 and start to head home. With any luck, you’ll be there in 15 minutes and ready to watch a...
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DWI in Minnesota: You need a lawyer

A first-offense DWI is usually a fourth-degree misdemeanor in Minnesota. No big deal, right? Why spend the money on a lawyer when you can accept a standard sentence, take your lumps, and move on with your life? Because a DWI is a big deal. It can shake up your life for years. That makes it...
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Cited for DWI? You’re probably a man

If you’re reading this because you’re looking for a Minnesota DWI attorney, there is a good chance that you’re a man. That’s because men are three times as likely to get arrested for drunk driving as women, according to 2014 FBI statistics, the last year the agency released such data. More than 400,000 men in...
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A DWI in Minnesota Goes Beyond Alcohol Use

Pop quiz. Which of the following do you believe is true? “DWI” stands for “driving while impaired” under Minnesota law. Driving while impaired applies only to someone who has gotten behind the wheel after drinking beer, wine or spirits. You can’t get a DWI in Minnesota if you’ve used drugs you’re legally allowed to consume,...
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DWI in Minnesota? You face civil punishment, too

You already know you messed up by having one too many drinks and getting behind the wheel. You already know you’re facing jail time and hefty fines. But did you know that if you’re convicted of a DWI in Minnesota you could face civil penalties along with heavy criminal punishments? It’s true. As if you...
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