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February 2017 Archives

The possibility of losing one’s vehicle over a DWI

A car can be many things for a person. It can be an essential component in their everyday activities. It could be their only way to get to work. It can be their way of visiting family. Some people may feel a great sense of freedom in relation to their car, given the freedom of movement it gives them. Also, some people may have many fond memories connected to their vehicle.

When a college student is facing disorderly conduct charges

There are all manner of life-impacting situations individuals can find themselves in during their college years. Some college students end up facing criminal charges during their time in school. One of the types of charges sometimes leveled against college students is the charge of disorderly conduct.

What to do if you are falsely accused of domestic violence

Thousands of people are wrongfully accused of domestic violence and assault every year, due -- at least in part -- to "victim-centered investigations." According to SAVE, an organization dedicated to reforming policies to protect both abuse victims and the wrongfully accused, victim-centered investigations are leading to wrongful convictions because they focus only on corroborating an alleged victim's story instead of objectively investigating the evidence.

DWI offenses carry tough penalties in Minnesota

If you have just had a couple of beers or an alcoholic drink, you may think yourself perfectly capable of driving. Unfortunately, you may find that you are not in as much control of your faculties as you thought. Alcohol clouds judgment, vision and reflexes, and if your driving becomes even slightly erratic, you may be stopped on suspicion of DWI: driving while impaired. In Minnesota, you will likely face both criminal and administrative penalties and, depending on the circumstances, these can be extremely harsh.

What signs of intoxication do police look for during a stop?

Being pulled over by police is an experience people would rather avoid. No one wants to get ticketed, or worse, arrested for a mistake they've made behind the wheel. This can be especially true in the context of drunk driving. But people all across Minnesota are pulled over for a drunk driving mistake.

How binge drinking leads to impaired young drivers

Binge drinking is very popular with teenagers, especially those who are experiencing life on a college campus, but alcohol doesn't mix well with the responsibility of driving a car. When teens who have been binge drinking get behind the wheel, they are a danger to themselves and everyone else on the road.

Your ignition interlock knows more about you than you think

It's been almost 10 years since Minnesota instituted the ignition interlock program. Currently, about 10,000 drivers are enrolled. The Department of Public Safety claims the program has been widely successful in reducing the number of drunk drivers on the roads, thereby saving lives.