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What Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

What Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

A criminal defense lawyer serves arguably the most important role in our justice system. These attorneys serve as advocates for individuals that have been accused of a crime. This job can be challenging, especially in cases where the court of public opinion has...
What Is a Defense in Criminal Law?

What Is a Defense in Criminal Law?

In a criminal case, each crime has a set of elements. The prosecution must establish every one of these elements beyond a reasonable doubt in order to obtain a conviction. A defense is anything that could negate one or more of those elements. The defendant does not...
What Happens When You Get a DWI in Minneapolis?

What Happens When You Get a DWI in Minneapolis?

Prosecutors throughout Minnesota aggressively pursue driving while impaired (DWI) charges. Due to the public outcry regarding these cases, it is not unusual for the state to seek substantial penalties upon a conviction – especially in cases that involve a repeat...
How Much Is Bond for DWI in Minnesota?

How Much Is Bond for DWI in Minnesota?

Bail is an amount of money that the courts require a defendant to deposit in exchange for their release from jail pending trial. An experienced DWI Defense lawyer will know that for some offenses, the judge (or even the arresting officers) will release a person on...
What is Worse: DUI or DWI in Minnesota?

What is Worse: DUI or DWI in Minnesota?

The acronym for the offense of drunken driving varies across state lines. Some states refer to this offense as driving under influence, while others call it driving while intoxicated. In Minnesota, DWI stands for driving while impaired.  While other states use the...
What Happens on Second DWI in Minnesota

What Happens on Second DWI in Minnesota

Any conviction for driving while impaired (DWI) in Minnesota has the potential to carry significant consequences. From jail time to fines, the impact of a conviction could have a far-reaching effect on your life. That said, the law typically treats first-time...
What’s Worse: DUI or DWI?

What’s Worse: DUI or DWI?

The terms DUI and DWI are used interchangeably. While that is not the case in every jurisdiction, these acronyms do not represent unique charges. Instead, they each represent an offense known as “driving while impaired.” Given that they are two names for the same...
How Much is Bail for DWI in Hennepin County?

How Much is Bail for DWI in Hennepin County?

For many people, a DWI arrest results in a night in jail followed by a release in the morning. This is especially true for many first-time offenders. While the police have the power to release many people charged with DWI on their own recognizance following an arrest,...
What Is an Aggravated DWI?

What Is an Aggravated DWI?

The term “aggravated DWI” is used in many states for drunken driving offenses that carry enhanced penalties. However, there is no such thing as an aggravated DWI in Minnesota. This phrase is often confused with the aggravating factors that play a major role in...
How Much Does a DWI Cost in Hennepin County?

How Much Does a DWI Cost in Hennepin County?

For most people, the primary concern following an arrest under suspicion of driving while impaired (DWI) is the risk of jail time. While incarceration is rightly the top priority for most people, it is impossible to understate the potential financial impact a DWI...
What’s Worse in Minneapolis: DUI or DWI?

What’s Worse in Minneapolis: DUI or DWI?

In Minnesota, the terms DUI and DWI are used interchangeably. While that is not the case in every jurisdiction, these acronyms do not represent unique charges under Minnesota law. Instead, they each represent an offense known as “driving while impaired.” Given that...

What is a DWI?

Every state outlaws driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and Minneapolis is no exception. Law enforcement throughout the state takes an aggressive approach to enforcing these laws, and a conviction can have lasting consequences on your personal and...

What Does DWI Stand for?

When it comes to criminal charges for impaired driving, the use of acronyms is frequent. Understanding these acronyms is useful if you are currently facing charges for impaired driving. In Minneapolis, DWI stands for “driving while impaired.” While other states refer...

Is a DWI a Felony in Minnesota?

For most first-time offenders, an arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI) will result in a misdemeanor charge. Under certain circumstances, a Minnesota state law treats a DWI offense as a felony. The distinction is essential for a number of reasons. A felony...
How To Get a DWI Dismissed in Minnesota

How To Get a DWI Dismissed in Minnesota

If you have been arrested under suspicion of DWI in Minnesota, you could be facing steep legal jeopardy. A conviction could result in jail time, fines, and the loss of your driving privileges, among other consequences. The good news is that it is possible to prevail...
 

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