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Do not let a DUI ruin your trip to Target Field

Baseball season is finally in full swing, and the Twins are off to a decent start. While you may be planning a trip to Target Field to celebrate the end of Minnesota’s long winter, you do not want a DUI to ruin your outing. 

According to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, 358 people died in drunk driving collisions on Minnesota’s roadways in 2017. Further, more than 2,300 individuals sustained some type of injury in a crash involving a drunk driver. If you face a DUI or DWI charge, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights and defend yourself effectively. Still, the best way to beat a drunk driving charge is to avoid one altogether. Here are some tips for staying responsible at your next Minnesota Twins game: 

Man facing serious criminal charges after child suffers injuries

When accused of a serious crime, any person can feel out of control. Handling criminal charges can result in individuals being placed in scenarios that they have never been in before or at least have little knowledge about how to address effectively. If a person has charges like attempted homicide brought against him or her, information about the case may help.

One man in Minnesota may be hoping that gaining information on his case will help him feel more in control after recently being charged. According to reports, authorities were called to the Mall of America regarding an incident in which a child fell from the third floor to the first floor of the building. After officers arrived, witnesses allegedly stated that the man had either pushed or thrown the 5-year-old child from the third floor before running away.

Minnesota woman accused of fraud, other crimes

The criminal justice system can seem overwhelming. Even the process of being questioned by law enforcement officers can be a nerve wracking experience, especially if the person suspected of a crime is not fully aware of his or her rights. Unfortunately, a woman in Minnesota is now facing multiple felony charges, including fraud, after she was accused of stealing money from her employer.

The woman reportedly served as the office manager of a business for six years. As part of her job responsibilities, she had access to two different bank accounts owned by the company. Her employer began to suspect theft after a check he wrote from a company account was rejected for insufficient funds. He claims that when he asked the 49-year-old woman for bank statements, she left them on the attorney's desk and did not return to work.

Responding to a first-time drunk driving charge in Minnesota

For people in Minnesota with little or no legal training, a criminal charge can seem overwhelming. Some people may feel that they are unprepared to make decisions on their own and that their life is ruined because of the charge. Fortunately, Bauer Law Office has the necessary experience and knowledge to guide those facing a first-time drunk driving charge throughout the process.

Because there is much about the criminal justice system that is unknown to those facing charges, those accused may experience a great deal of anxiety. Fortunately, our attorney has spent decades helping people in a similar situation, regardless of their age or the circumstances of their arrest. Depending on the factors of a person's arrest, he or she could face a fine of up to $1,000, revocation of his or her driver's license plus up to 90 days' imprisonment.

DWI and the loss of driving privileges in Minnesota

It would not be unusual for you to take driving for granted. If you have an appointment, need to get to work, class, a ball game or a party, you just hop in the car and go.

However, if law enforcement arrests you on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you could suddenly lose your driving privileges. What happens then?

Minnesota man suspected of DWI in hit-and-run crash

It is easy to make a miscalculation when driving. A driver, for example, may believe that another car is moving slower than it actually is, potentially resulting in a turn that could cause an accident. Unfortunately, a Minnesota man now faces accusations of DWI, among others, after he allegedly left the scene of an accident in which he was involved.

Reports indicate that the accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. on a day in March. According to reports, a 28-year-old male was attempting a left turn onto the entrance ramp of a Minnesota highway. Unfortunately, police believe that he struck a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old woman while doing so.

Criminal charges after search of Minnesota ballplayer's apartment

The debate about marijuana use has shifted significantly over the last few years. However, though some states have legalized it, others still consider it a crime to possess. Unfortunately, a football player for the Minnesota Vikings now faces criminal charges after police searched his apartment and allegedly discovered marijuana and other drugs.

The search of Roc Thomas's apartment reportedly happened one afternoon on a day in mid-January. Reports indicate that the search may have been prompted by complaints from neighbors about smell. In the search, law enforcement officers claim they discovered over 140 grams of marijuana in addition to marijuana wax, approximately $16,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia.

2 men face criminal charges after Minnesota traffic stop

When driving long distances, it is not uncommon for drivers to momentarily drift across the fog line. Such an act is rarely a reflection of the driver's skill or state of my mind. Unfortunately, a state trooper in Minnesota apparently believed that a traffic stop was necessary after a driver drifted over the fog line. The two occupants of the vehicle now face criminal charges.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in early March. According to reports, the trooper noticed a pickup truck pulling a camper. The trooper claims that there was large crack in the truck's windshield and that the driver weaved across the fog line.

Minnesota man arrested twice in 7 hours for drunk driving

When a person faces criminal charges, they may often feel unsure about their options. For example, some people may be uncertain about their right to remain silent when questioned by police. Unfortunately, police in Minnesota claim that they have recently arrested the same driver twice in just over seven hours for drunk driving.

The man reportedly first came to the attention of officers just after 6 p.m. on a day in late February. According to report, an officer conducted a traffic stop after he noticed a driver make a lane change on the interstate without signaling. After the stop, he allegedly failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. He was released to a sober driver.

Minnesota man pleads guilty in coin fraud scheme

When people run certain businesses, they are often tasked with the responsibility of determining whether a product is counterfeit. Unfortunately, if they make a mistake, they could ultimately end up facing accusations of fraud. In fact, it is unclear how law enforcement officials who have charged a Minnesota business owner of selling counterfeit coins determined that he was aware that the coins were not real.

The 68-year-old man recently pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the accusations against him. Federal law enforcement officials claim that he operated a business involving the sale of collectible coins. Sources say that he advertised coins for sale in Numismatic News.