What you need to know about Snowmobiling While Intoxicated (SWI)

Minnesota is a winter wonderland that draws thousands of visitors thanks to outdoor activities such as skiing and snowmobiling. One favorite pastime is to take long treks with frequent stops between bars and restaurants along the way for a little refreshment; but when not done safely, this practice can result in a snowmobiling DWI for… Read more »

New Ignition Interlock System laws: Things you need to know

A change in the law regarding Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) and their use to include GPS information has caused great concern among motorists recently. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued a rule this fall that requires DUI offenders to install new IID and some have the capability of collecting GPS data. But one… Read more »

Some of the most common DWI questions we get asked

There are so many uncertainties that surround a DWI charge that it can often be difficult to find the answers you are looking for in order to build a complete picture; particularly at such a difficult and worrying time. What is certain is that you should immediately contact a specialist DWI law firm to represent… Read more »

Everything you need to know about: B – Cards.

There are many different issues that need to be considered when it comes to B-Cards, what they are, how they work and who they are issued to. So here are some of those key questions answered in plain English which will hopefully eradicate any confusion that surrounds this complex issue. What is a B-Card? The… Read more »

Minnesota considers stricter DUI laws for first time offenders

If drink driving laws weren’t tough enough already, they are set to become even stricter. That’s because a new bill introduced would make first time DUI offenders have to install ignition locks on their vehicles. It’s a breathalizer that only allows the driver to start their car after passing it. In Minnesota, if you are… Read more »

Uncertainty surrounds Minnesota DWI laws in 2016

Due to 3 recent appellate court decisions the law surrounding drink driving in Minnesota is about as fuzzy as most of our heads were after the recent holiday period. This is because Minnesota is one of the few states where it is a crime to refuse blood alcohol tests if suspected of drunk driving —… Read more »

Minnesota Court of Appeals: Warrant Needed for DWI Blood Test, Refusal to Test Without Warrant Not a Crime

After years of challenges from defense attorneys in Minnesota, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has finally acknowledged that a search warrant was needed for a DWI blood test request, and the driver’s refusal to submit to that test in the absence of a warrant cannot be a criminal offense.  This decision is extremely important, but… Read more »