Child’s Death Could Bring Law Change for Snowmobiles

The death of an 8-year-old boy who was struck by a snowmobile has spurred Minnesota legislators to advance a bill that would make drunk driving a similarly punished offense no matter the vehicle being operated according to ABC Eyewitness News. Alan Geisenkoetter, Jr. suffered severe brain damage and died in January after he was struck… Read more »

5 Ways to Avoid a DUI This St Patrick’ Day

For many Americans March 17th means party time as over 33 million people celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a pint of Guinness or maybe something stronger. St Patrick’s Day is now the fourth most popular drinking holiday in the US, behind New Year’s Eve, Christmas and Independence Day, with the festivities seemingly getting more popular… Read more »

Rise in Minnesota New Year’s Eve DWI arrests

117 people were arrested for DWI offenses on New Year’s Eve alone, according to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, a rise in recent years. The arrests occurred between 6 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday as police officers were no doubt on the lookout for revelers who had not heeded warnings about drinking and… Read more »

5 Ways to Avoid a DUI on Super Bowl Weekend

As fans across Minnesota look forward to the “Greatest Show on Earth” rocking up in the form of Super Bowl LII thoughts will no doubt turn to parties and, of course, tailgating. With this year’s NFL showpiece being held at the U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, it’s more than likely that thousands of people from… Read more »

Can you get a DUI on your own driveway?

Most of us associate a DUI with being pulled over on a highway, a main street or even a Police checkpoint; but it’s actually possible to be charged with driving under the influence without even leaving the confines of your home. While it may not make sense to most people, the truth is that it… Read more »

Extra Police Patrols Expected for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

It’s one of the most travelled holidays of the year as people across Minnesota hit the roads to spend time with family and friends and as a result, local law enforcement and state troopers statewide can be expected to be out in full force throughout the weekend. In recent years Thanksgiving weekend has surpassed St…. Read more »

Can I get a DUI for Operating a Drone

With any new advancement in technology, it not only brings with it a raft of anticipation and excitement but also throw up quite a few questions regarding how and when they can be used – and drones are no different. Drones are used for both recreational and business purposes including; aerial photography, research, search-and-rescue, building inspections, construction surveys… Read more »

DWI Guys Selected as Super Lawyers

We are very proud to announce that Ethan Meaney and Derek Patrin have both been selected as Super Lawyers for our work in DWI Defense. It’s an honor to be recognized for the 4th year in a row by other attorneys and judges for the high quality, effective representation we provide for our clients. Thank… Read more »

Can you get a DUI in a driverless car?

Self-driving cars might be some way off being the norm, but that doesn’t stop us speculating at just how good life might be thanks to fewer accidents, less congestion and road rage becoming a thing of the past as we sit back and let the drone take us home. And what’s more, no longer will… Read more »

Meaney & Patrin get another DWI case thrown out

Today a Hennepin County Judge threw out a DWI case because our client’s constitutional rights had been violated.  Our client was charged with DWI after an officer in a dark unmarked SUV pulled up next to our client at an intersection with controlled traffic signals.  The officer did not believe our client’s vehicle was up… Read more »