Battling mental health issues and DUI charges

For those with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, our law firm knows that daily life is often very challenging. Some people choose to self-medicate by consuming alcohol, but this raises various...

What is a probable cause to arrest?

When Minnesota residents come under suspicion of DUI, how do officers test them? They have several tools in their arsenal that they may use. Some include tests like the blood alcohol content or breath test. Other tools include observation and a keen eye for probable...

Children in the vehicle bring increased DUI penalties

Minnesota has enhanced penalties for motorists found driving under the influence with their children in the car. The DUI may result in a gross misdemeanor charge and state officials may also investigate a parent for negligence or child endangerment.  A first time DUI...

Why a DWI or DUI may be bad for your medical career

In Minnesota, as in all states, driving while impaired and driving under the influence are illegal. The state’s legal alcohol limit is 0.08. Those in the medical field are not immune to the effects of alcohol and drugs. Doctors and nurses may turn to drugs and alcohol...

Do you know the full cost of a DUI?

Rather than spend money on a rideshare or ask a friend to take you home, you may decide to drive yourself if you do not live far from your favorite bar. Because of the short distance, you feel that there is little chance of the police pulling you over if you indulge...

What is the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program?

Getting arrested for driving under the influence can be a stressful time. According to Intoxalock, to regain your driving privileges, you may have to participate in the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program if you were arrested for a first offense DWI with a BAC over...

Celebrating with friends and DUI charges

Often, people enjoy celebrating various events and accomplishments with their friends. For example, when someone is promoted, welcomes a child into their family or has another reason to celebrate, it is likely that they will include their friends at some point. Many...

How accurate are breath alcohol tests?

If you have been stopped by law enforcement in Minnesota on suspicion of drunk driving, you know that you cannot refuse to submit to a breath alcohol test without facing potential additional penalties. The results of these tests are often used as the primary evidence...