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Learn more about terminating probation in Minnesota

Posted by Eric Olson | Mar 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

If an existing probation sentence is denying you opportunities or making it difficult to live your life the way you want, you may be wondering if anything can be done. The good news is that in some instances, it is possible to terminate probation in Minnesota early. While it isn't always possible...

Learn more about strip searches in Minnesota

Posted by Eric Olson | Mar 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

So what is a strip search and when is one appropriate in Minnesota? The answer to the first is easy to pin down but the answer to the second can be much more confusing. Let's take a look. What is a strip search? A strip search is an invasive investigation occurring when a police officer asks an...

Minnesota DWI enforcement to increase this holiday season

Posted by Eric Olson | Mar 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The holiday season is here once again, a chance to see family and friends and celebrate a successful year. For many people the holiday season means more traveling, more spending and more celebrating, but across the state this celebrating can also result in more Minnesota DWI arrests. This year, ...

Restoring firearm rights in Minnesota

Posted by Eric Olson | Mar 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Minnesotans love the great outdoors; from camping to fishing or hunting, the state provides numerous seasonal opportunities. But for some people, a prior criminal conviction has prohibited their firearms rights and limited these opportunities. If you have such a conviction on your record and it i...

Learn more about expungements in Minnesota

Posted by Eric Olson | Mar 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

If your past criminal record has cost you a job opportunity, housing, or a professional license, you wish that blemish would disappear permanently. But can it be done? The short answer is yes, under the right circumstances. Today we're going to look more at expungements in Minnesota and see how t...

What is the Minnesota Interlock program?

Posted by Eric Olson | Mar 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

You've probably never heard of Minnesota's Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program but if convicted of a DWI, enrollment may be required to avoid losing all driving privileges. What is the Minnesota interlock program? The program gets its name from the ignition interlock device which is about the si...

Minnesota staggered sentencing: what is it?

Posted by Eric Olson | Mar 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

In our previous blog posts we've talked about the potential penalties that come with a DWI conviction under Minnesota Statute 169A.20. Today we'll take a look at another potential outcome of a DWI conviction: staggered sentencing. Staggered sentencing, Minnesota Statute 169A.275 Subdivision 6(b)...

How you can get a physical control DWI/DUI in Minnesota

Posted by Eric Olson | Mar 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The plain meaning of “driving under the influence” seems at first blush to indicate you must be actually driving to be convicted of a DUI offence. But, in fact, this is not the law in Minnesota. Believe it or not, it is possible to be cited for these offenses if you are deemed to have “physical c...

Minnesota vs. Greenman: Is a Segway a motor vehicle?

Posted by Eric Olson | Mar 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you don't own a Segway, you've probably never given this question much thought. But as Segways' exposure and popularity have increased in recent years, so has the push to define them. Are they a motor vehicle like a car or are users considered pedestrians, as with a skateboard? In the state of...

Minnesota Supreme Court Rules on Brooks Case

Posted by Eric Olson | Mar 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, on October 23, 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on State v. Brooks, a case sent down from the United States Supreme Court in conjunction with its decision in McNeely v Missouri. Immediately considered a landmark 4th Amendment case, McNeely held that the dissipation of alcohol i...

A legal look at DWI vehicle forfeiture in Minnesota

Posted by Eric Olson | Mar 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you are convicted of driving drunk in the state of Minnesota, you may have to forfeit your vehicle. This punishment may seem excessive given the other penalties that already accompany a DWI but the Minnesota Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court have both found these laws constitut...

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