Strategies to fight a speeding ticket

There are times when fighting a speeding ticket may seem futile. You may assume that your only option is to pay the ticket and move on. What you may not know, however, is that you might be able to fight the ticket if you can prove you were speeding for a good reason....

Police may expand the scope of their stop

Getting pulled over by the police can be stressful. They scrutinize the driver and determine if there is illegal activity and check for a prior history. It can seem like an eternity for those who get nervous or embarrassed. However, the state's Supreme Court states...

Marijuana conviction can impact immigration status

There are a dozen states that have made recreational marijuana use legal. Despite nearby states like Colorado, Illinois and Michigan doing so, it does not look like Minnesota will legalize soon. While prosecutors and law enforcement are less apt to pursue charges than...

The appropriate response to a protective order

It is often not out of the ordinary for couples to argue, which may have you thinking that your quarrels with your spouse or partner are nothing to worry about. For this reason, being served with a protective order following such an incident often seems shocking. Many...

DWI penalties in Minnesota

Motorists in Minnesota can receive a charge of driving while intoxicated if law enforcement pulls them over and detects blood alcohol content of more than 0.08%. A conviction will result in both criminal and administrative penalties.  Before facing a state DWI charge...

Understanding what factors may trigger your anger

If you have been charged with a domestic violence crime in Minnesota, you may be reeling with anger, frustration and hopelessness at the thought of the allegations that have been made against you. At Baurer Law Office, we understand the ongoing challenge that people...

What is the true cost of a traffic ticket?

Maybe you do not always drive the speed limits posted throughout Minnesota, and perhaps you feel that you sometimes press your luck when it comes to getting a traffic ticket. Knowing what is at stake if you were to have a run-in with the police could turn you into one...