Duluth, MN asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Minnesota

Q: I received a hands-free citation for $275. According to MN state statute 169.475 I should receive a warning. Correct?

Can you please help me interpret the wireless communications device statute? What I see is that I am supposed to first receive a warning and the second or subsequent time a $275 fine.

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Robert Kane
Robert Kane
  • Eagan, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The statute provides "a person who violates paragraph (a) a second or subsequent time must pay a fine of $275." It does not express a warning is required for a first violation. One can infer the fine should be less than $275.

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