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  • What Happens if I get a DWI Probation Violation?

    When someone is convicted of a DWI, whether through a guilty plea or after a trial, the individual is placed on probation. For misdemeanor DWIs, the probationary period is 1-2 years. For gross misdemeanor DWIs, the probationary period is generally 2-5 years, although the probat...

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  • The Three Most Common DWI Defenses

    If you've been charged with a DWI, you're probably wondering any possible DWI defenses exist. After all, the police say you were driving, and they say the results of the test you took measured your BAC at .08 or higher. You may think: what possible DWI defenses could I have? Sho...

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  • How To Pick a Minnesota DWI Defense Attorney

    If youve been charged with a DWI and youre looking for an attorney, you have a LOT of options. Hundreds of attorneys in Minnesota claim to handle DWI cases. But not all DWI attorneys are created equal. Some will charge you a lot of money and do a great job. Some will charge you ...

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  • Should Marijuana Be Decriminalized in Minnesota

    There has been talk in a few cities across the country about partially decriminalizing marijuana for recreational use in an attempt to reduce the number of young adults getting criminal records. Even for something as little as misdemeanor marijuana possession charges, a Minneapo...

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  • Child Pornography: What Happens If I or Someone I know is being Investigated?

    Facing a charge of possessing, distribution, receiving, or producing child pornography is a scary proposition. Not only do child pornography charges carry the possibility of long prison sentences and registration as a predatory offender, but even being charged with anything rel...

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  • What Happens if I'm Caught Texting While Driving?

    In a recent survey reported in the Star Tribune newspaper, at least half of all teens surveyed said that they text while driving. We all know that teenage drivers are not the safest, because, for among others reasons, they are reckless, inexperienced, and believe they are invin...

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  • How Much Bail Will Court Set in a Minnesota Sex Crime?

    The sex crimes trial of Jerry Sandusky , ex Penn-State Football coach, will be starting soon in Pennsylvania. But before trial, the first thing he had to do was make bail. How does bail work in Minnesota sex crimes cases? A Minnesota bail hearing is one of the most important hear...

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  • Should Towns Sell Booze?: Muni Liquor Stores and Minnesota DWI's

    Minnesota Suburban police departments love to hand out DWI tickets, which wind up costing drivers $10,000 to $20,000. As this article from the Star Tribune reveals, minnesota municpalities are promoting sales of beer, wine, and hard alcohol while turning around and handing out DU...

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  • Is Hazing a Crime In Minnesota?

    For better or worse, hazing has been a part of American college life for a very long time. This remains true today too, in fact, even though hazing rituals are now considered "violent crimes" in several states because students have died or been seriously injured in hazing incide...

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  • Minnesota Felony DWI or Minnesota Gross Misdemeanor DWI: What Happens at My Bail Hearing?

    If you are facing Minnesota felony DWI charges, then if convicted you may be un-employable, and you will lose your right to vote and your gun rights. If you are convicted of a Gross Misdemeanor 2nd Degree DWI or 3rd Degree DWI, you may go to jail for up to a year and/or be on pr...

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