Forest Lake, MN asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Minnesota

Q: If a cop gets info.from another person that I was driving my car home drunk from the bar,is it legal for the cop .

That mind you .didn't pull me over .or see me driving,to come to my house a half hour later and give me a DUI and tow my car right out of the driveway,no keys in vehical or on me ,also revockef my lisence for refusel,when he got my numbers reading were high but I still wasn't driving.

1 Lawyer Answer
Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: As I mentioned in my other answer to your similar question, that case would be weaker than the normal case where the police officer did observe driving, operating or control of a motor vehicle. In addition, it's common for people to drink at home, after driving. That is a defense to a DWI case. Be sure to hire a DWI lawyer to help you fight the DWI-criminal charge; and file a challenge to the administrative license revocation with the court. It's not a violation of law to be drinking in your own home.

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