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 »



Another Successful Challenge by The DWI GUYS


The DWI Guys scored another victory for a client who thought there was no chance of winning. In this case, we challenged the initial traffic stop. Our client drove into the parking lot of a closed business at 2:30am, temporarily stopped his vehicle and turned off his headlights. He didn’t realize that an officer was… Read more »



Think: Don’t drink and drive this St Patrick’s Day


For many Americans March 17th means pints of Guinness or green beer as over 33 million of us celebrate St Patrick’s Day in one way or another. Whether you’re Irish or not seems to make no difference as St Patrick’s Day is now the fourth most popular drinking holiday, behind New Year’s Eve, Christmas and… Read more »



Minnesota’s Underage Drunk Driving Laws


Consumption of alcohol by anyone under 21 is illegal in Minnesota, but that doesn’t stop many people from having a drink before they turn 21.  Because underage drinkers cause a disproportionate number of alcohol-related auto injuries, the standards are stricter and the penalties may be harsher for those under 21. When it comes to underage… Read more »



Judge Orders Halt of GPS Tracking Ignition Interlock Devices


A Hennepin County judge has issued a temporary stop to the installation of ignition interlock devices with GPS tracking capabilities on vehicles of offenders convicted of a DUI. Ignition interlocks require DUI offenders to take a breathalyzer test before their cars will start and The Minnesota Department of Public Service announced earlier this year that… Read more »