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Do you understand Minnesota's ignition interlock program?

Facing serious criminal consequences is only one of the major issues related to a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge in Minnesota. While offenders may face some time in jail, as well as fines and a criminal record, all of that often proves secondary to another consequence. Losing your license is one of the administrative penalties associated with a DWI conviction or guilty plea.

Legal help after DUI charge is critical

Getting arrested for drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs is not something that anyone truly wants. In many cases where a person is caught for these violations, it is due to poor judgment. They are good people who put themselves in an unfortunate position. The question then is: should such a person be harangued by the charge for the rest of their life? Is that really the best way to discipline someone and ultimately try to correct their behavior?

1 arrested and accused of drunk driving in Minnesota

Being involved in a routine traffic stop can be a stressful and intimidating process. However, attempting to evade a similar situation by fleeing is never advisable and may only further suspicion of wrongdoing. A man has recently been arrested and accused of drunk driving in relation to his alleged involvement in a high speed pursuit in Minnesota.

Minnesota man taken into custody and charged with DWI

Many individuals have faced accusations of driving under the influence of alcohol based upon the statements of others nearby. When authorities receive reports of an incident involving a possible intoxicated driver, an investigation into the matter will ensue. A 56-year-old man has recently been taken into custody and is facing DWI charges after allegedly driving his vehicle into the side of a hotel in Minnesota.

Collision leads to drunk driving charges for 1 in Minnesota

Motor vehicle accidents can occur at any given moment, and in many cases, authorities will come out to perform an investigation. Should the collision occur under suspicious circumstances, responding officers may be more prone to suspect the presence of wrongdoing. An off-duty police officer has recently been arrested and accused of drunk driving after allegedly hitting several cars in Minnesota.

Use of prescription medications can lead to DUI charges

Being accused of driving under the influence can be a stressful and daunting experience. When considering what might lead to a similar situation, many individuals in Minnesota and elsewhere may immediately associate such offenses with the consumption of alcohol. However, one may also want to take care when driving while under the effects of prescription medications, as this may also lead to an arrest for DUI.

Woman taken into custody for DWI

A Minnesota woman was taken into custody by police after they made contact with her on Highway 52 near Oronoco . Police initiated a traffic stop at about 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 23 after an officer noticed that her vehicle has struck a guard rail. When an officer approached the driver, it was discovered that she was breastfeeding a baby. The woman also had four other children in the vehicle under the age of 10.

How to handle a DWI stop in Minnesota during Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend is widely regarded in Minnesota as the last fun blast of summer. Local law enforcement agencies and state patrol view it as a very dangerous time. With a greater number of impaired drivers expected on the roads this weekend, a number of people may be stopped on suspicion of DWI.

Study: A DWI lawyer could save you enough to cover the legal fee

If you've been charged with DWI, you're probably scared, frustrated and stressed out. When your emotions are high, it's hard to know what steps to take. You may hear that your charge is a misdemeanor and wonder if you should just plead guilty and get it over with. Is hiring a lawyer really going to help -- or will you just end up with a costly legal bill?

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