Understanding Vehicle Seizure & Forfeiture Laws for DWI in Minnesota

Receiving a DWI charge can be stressful enough, but what do you do when you also have to worry about getting your car back after a forfeiture or seizure? In some cases in Minnesota, being charged with a DWI can mean having your car seized by the arresting agency. So what are the specific situations […]

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High Speed Chase Part of Major Statewide DWI Crackdown in MN

A recent drunk driving crackdown in the state of Minnesota led officers to apprehend a man who was driving 128 miles-per-hour on a central Minnesota highway, according to a report from the Star Tribune. Not only was the man driving fast, though, he also had a 14-year-old boy in the vehicle. The man was unlicensed […]

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Little Alan’s Law Takes Effect in Minnesota, Impacts Off-Road Vehicles

A new law taking effect today in Minnesota considerably impacts the operation of off-road vehicles in terms of DWI. Known as Little Alan’s Law, the measure was named after an 8-year-old who was struck and killed by someone operating a snowmobile in January. Under the new measure, those who have their licenses revoked via DWI […]

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Hopkins Man with One-Year-Old in Lap Charged with DWI

Getting caught allegedly driving drunk is bad enough, but with a minor in the car, the penalties can be even harsher. According to a report from KARE11, a 31-year-old Hopkins man got caught doing the latter – yet with an important distinction: He purportedly had a one-year-old in his lap who he as letting steer […]

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Can You Still Be Charged if Your BAC is below .08% in Minnesota?

The blood alcohol level in Minnesota is set at .08, a number that’s commonly known by many drivers. However, under some circumstances, it is possible to still face drunk driving-related charges even if you’re under the legal limit, which is something the Minnesota Department of Public Safety admits. Here’s what you need to know: Zero Tolerance […]

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Snowmobile Incident Sparks New Debate Over Minnesota DWI Law

The Minnesota State House is considering imposing tougher penalties for those who drive drunk on ATVs and snowmobiles. The law’s consideration arrives after an allegedly intoxicated snowmobile driver caused a fatality in Chisago City. According to Rep Anne Neu of North Branch, who is the bill’s author, those who have been convicted of DWI for […]

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Minnesota Whiskey Plates for DUI: What You Need to Know

If you’ve been driving on Minnesota roadways for a while now, you may have noticed the plain-looking license plates with white backgrounds and blue fonts. These special registration plates are distinguished from others because their numbers start with a “W” – something that has earned them the nickname “whiskey” plates. They’re commonly displayed on vehicles […]

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MN Lawmakers Address Inhalant Issue Known as ‘Huffing’

Minnesota lawmakers in the state senate on Friday examined how current state law covers huffing, something that means sniffing inhalants. The issue partly stems from a ruling made by the Minnesota Supreme Court in October, in which the justices overturned a woman’s conviction. In it, the court determined that she in fact didn’t violate state DWI law […]

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Minnesota DWI Roundup: New Year’s Crackdown & a District Court Judge Arrested

The state of Minnesota’s holiday crackdown on suspected DWI offenders continued into the New Year, as law enforcement officials arrested 117 motorists between 6PM Sunday on New Year’s Eve and 8AM Monday on New Year’s Day. The Minnesota DPS through their Twitter account disclosed the news. The 117 motorists taken into custody represent just a portion of […]

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Out in Full Force During Thanksgiving, MN State Patrol Makes 490 DWI Arrests

This year’s Thanksgiving holiday in Minnesota was certainly no time for law enforcement to rest, as they nabbed 490 Minnesotans on the suspicion of driving drunk. The Minnesota State Patrol revealed the number in a social media post. According to the state, typical Wednesdays average around 47 DWI arrests. However, on this year’s Wednesday preceding […]

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