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DUI license suspension terms in Minnesota

One of the primary punishments associated with a DUI conviction in Minnesota is having driving privileges suspended. However, Minnesota has taken an usual approach to this practice that other states do not use as a general rule. There is a possibility of not having...

What to know about interlock devices

If you are convicted of drunk driving in the state of Minnesota, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle. This device measures the amount of alcohol on your breath, and it won't allow the car to start if your blood alcohol...

Can I decline to take a DUI breath test?

Getting pulled over by the police on suspicion of drinking and driving can be scary. You have the police officer leaning into your window, the lights from their squad car flashing into your vehicle, asking if you have had anything to drink tonight. Depending on how...

Are there controversial drug and DUI charges?

Drivers who take to the road while under the influence create dangers to others. Many fatal accidents result from intoxicated drivers, so it becomes understandable why Minnesota law enforcement may pull over individuals who are driving erratically. However, some...

What are the DUI laws in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, it's illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over 0.08. However, some people have been arrested with a BAC lower than 0.08 if they appeared to be intoxicated. A DUI or DWI charge can be an expensive ordeal that costs you tens of...

Defending against DUI charges in Minnesota

Those who are charged with drunk driving in Minnesota are allowed to dispute the charge with the assistance of legal counsel. Attorneys may use copies of police reports, videos taken at the scene and other information to help them create defenses for their clients....

Minnesota mayor charged with drunk driving

Police in Minnesota say that a Dakota County mayor was impaired by alcohol when he lost control of his SUV and drove into a snowbank on the evening of Jan. 11. The Eagan resident was arrested at the scene of the accident and transported to the Dakota County Jail in...