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  • How a DWI becomes a Felony in Minnesota

    Repeat DUI Becomes a Felony in Minnesota There are several ways you can be charged with a felony DWI in Minnesota: 1. If you are convicted of DWI for a fourth time within 10 years of three other DWI convictions, it is a felony. 2. If you cause an accident due to drunk driving,...

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  • DWI Defenses in Minnesota

    In the state of Minnesota, it is your right to challenge your DWI. If you feel that you have been wrongly accused of DWI, you need to call a Minneapolis DWI lawyer as soon as you are charged or suspected. Let the officer know that you would like to speak to an attorney. Then, l...

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  • Are Designer Drugs or Synthetic Drugs Illegal & Can I Be Charged for Possessing These Drugs

    Minnesota at the Forefront of Efforts to Ban 2C-E, Other Synthetic Drugs In March of 2011, several spring break revelers at a party in Blaine, Minnesota were hospitalized after overdosing on a synthetic designer drug known as 2C-E. One of them, 19-year-old Trevor Robinson, d...

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  • New DWI Penalties in Minnesota Including Ignition Interlock and Much Longer DL Revocations

    Minnesota is known throughout the country as a tough state on drunk drivers; a conviction for driving while intoxicated can carry very stiff consequences in the North Star State. As of July 1, 2011, new additions to Minnesotas DWI laws have expand the range of sentencing options,...

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  • Minnesota's Sex Offender Program: How Hundred's Are Locked Up When Their Sentences Are Over

    The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) was created in 1993 to allow for the institutionalization of sex offenders after they have finished serving their prison sentences, but before they are released back into society. After nearly 20 years, the program has yet to rehabilitate...

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  • What if My License is Cancelled as Inimical to Public Safety in Minnesota?

    Cancelled Minnesota License from DWI Most drivers take the privilege to drive for granted. It is only after your license has been cancelled that they realize how integral the ability to drive is to the day-to-day tasks of life. If your driver's license has been cancelled due to a...

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  • Field Sobriety Testing in Minnesota

    If a police officer has reason to believe that you are driving while intoxicated, he or she will require that you submit to field sobriety tests. These tests are to determine whether or not the officers suspicions were correct. If they are, then you will find that you are arrest...

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  • Vehicle Forfeiture: Why are the Police Trying to Take My Car?

    DWI, felony drug possession, fleeing a police officer, Prostitution, and other crimes can all result in vehicle forfeiture. If your vehicle was taken from you, it may be possible to get it back. The likelihood of this happening can be increased when you obtain help from Keller...

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  • Degrees of Sex Crimes or "Criminal Sexual Conduct" in Minnesota

    "That means you're going to prison Mr. Morales, and you certainly deserve to go to prison." Those were the words of First District Court Judge Thomas Bibus as he sentenced Valentin Fuerte Morales, 37, of Red Wing, to eight years in prison for the assault of an eight-year-old girl...

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  • Fair Sentencing Act: Reform of Racially Discriminatory Federal Drug Laws

    It took more than a decade to change one of the biggest inequalities in U.S. drug sentencing laws: the 100 to 1 ratio sentencing disparity for federal crack cocaine and powder cocaine offenses. Prior to the passage of the Fair Sentencing Act on August 3, 2010, those convicted of...

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