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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Utah Lowers DWI Legal Limit to the Lowest Level in the Nation

This past spring, Utah became the first state to lower the DWI legal limit to 0.05 percent. This means that Utah has the strictest drunk driving law in the nation. Other states, including Minnesota, are also considering lowering the rate but currently, Minnesota uses the national standard, which is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of...
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Benefits of New Expungement Law for People with Criminal Records

A criminal record can have devastating consequences that last far longer than a jail term or probation.  Felony and misdemeanor convictions can show up on a background search, which can impact things like employment opportunities, rental housing options, or college eligibility and financial aid.  However, changes made by the Minnesota Legislature offer the promise of...
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Your Right to Legal Advice During a DWI Investigation

Realizing you are about to be pulled over by the police after a night of drinking can cause intense stress and fear. The outcome of this encounter could mean the loss of your driving privileges, incarceration, costly fines and expenses, a criminal record, and more. In this blog post, our highly-skilled team of DWI lawyers provide...
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Challenging Datamaster DMT Breath Tests in Minnesota DUI Cases

A police stop because of erratic driving or a traffic violation can often be followed by a breath test, based on the officer’s observations during the stop and field sobriety tests (FSTs).  Minnesota law enforcement uses the DataMaster DMT for DWI evidentiary breath testing.   In this blog, Minnesota DWI lawyers at Gerald Miller, P.A....
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An Overview of Assault Charges in Minnesota

Under Minnesota law, an assault involves the intent to cause imminent fear of injury or intent to cause injury to another.  The act can be direct like punching someone or indirect like spiking someone’s drink with a drug. Minneapolis criminal lawyers at Gerald Miller, P.A. outline the different degrees of assault, as well as potential...
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