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Jay Edward Carey

Jay Carey’s Legal Guides

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  • Minnesota DWI Laws: Should You Take or Refuse the Test? (Part 3 of 3)

    Can a Driver Request and Obtain an Additional, Independent Test in a DWI Case? Yes, a driver has the right the right to request and obtain an additional, independent blood or urine test from a third party at the driver's own expense. The police cannot prevent or deny a driver fro...

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  • Minnesota DWI Laws: Should You Take or Refuse the Test? (Part 2 of 3)

    Is It Ever Better to Refuse the Test? With the caveat that a lawyer cannot counsel a client to refuse testing, the Minnesota legislature has created a perverse incentive for certain first-time offenders to refuse testing because such persons can avoid the imposition of whiskey li...

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  • Minnesota DWI Laws: Should You Take or Refuse the Test? (Part 1 of 3)

    This is probably the most common question asked of a DWI/DUI defense lawyer. The short answer is: You should take the test with a few important caveats. In most situations, test refusal is a more serious crime that is easier for prosecutors to prove at trial. Because test refu...

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  • Minnesota Government Shutdown and DWI License Revocations

    Since July 1, 2011, the Minnesota state government has been in a partial shutdown. The shutdown is unwelcome news fordrivers whose licenses have been revoked recently following a DWI incident. Currently, the shutdownmeans that drivers cannot obtain a "limited license" or become e...

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  • Minnesota's DWI Laws: Drivers Who Are Subject to Ignition Interlock and Whiskey Plates (Part 3 of 3)

    This guide summarizes the effects of Minnesota's DWI laws upon drivers. Any driver who commits (1) a DWI with a BAC of 0.16 or more, (2) any DWI with one prior DWI in 10 years, or (3) any DWI with two or more prior DWIs in a lifetime is subject to the ignition interlock and whiskey plate mandates.

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  • Minnesota's DWI Laws: Drivers Who Are Not Subject to Ignition Interlock (Part 2 of 3)

    This guide summarizes Minnesota's DWI laws and outlines which drivers are exempt from driving with an ignition interlock device and whiskey plates.

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  • Minnesota's DWI Laws: Which Offenses Require Ignition Interlock and Whiskey Plates? (Part 1 of 3)

    The Minnesota Legislature recently passed sweepingchanges to Minnesota's DWI laws, which take effect July 1, 2011. With notable exceptions for certain "first-time" offenders with alcohol concentrations less than 0.16 or who refuse chemical testing, the new laws requirealleged off...

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  • Minnesota's New Expungement Laws Effective January 1, 2015

    Expungement in Minnesota is often misunderstood. Expungement is a request to seal judicial and/or executive branch records, so that they cannot be obtained by a third party. Judicial records are held by the courts and include records of conviction. They also include records in wh...

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