Q: If you get a driving violation in one state is it legal for another state to take you to court
So the story goes. I get stopped by a cop in MN at around 8pm. The cop asks have I been drinking, being a scared kid I answer that I had a shot of alcohol that very morning, but that was like 12 hours prior. The officer has me step out of the vehicle to do a sobriety test and of course I'm not under the influence. I am arrested and put in the back of the squad car without my Miranda rights told. I am taken to the department where they run tests and they come back negative and I get dropped off at friends place 2 hours later. I reside in Iowa. Now 6 months later the state of Iowa is taking me to court for an OWI that "supposedly" happened in MN.
A: There aren't enough facts here to intelligently answer your question. You should contact an attorney directly. But this seems like an unusual situation in the abstract.
A: I'd suggest you call a criminal defense lawyer on the phone to discuss. There are conceivable scenarios where an Iowa court action could in some way relate to a previous DWI stop in Minnesota. When you call a lawyer, you can provide more related information, which will help the lawyer narrow potential issues and assess the current situation.
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