To my knowledge, the answer is "no." The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a federal agency providing support and funding to local law enforcement agencies, as well as funding and collecting scientific research. NHTSA's two similar programs for law...Read more »
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... Read more »
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...Read more »
In law school we learn that there is one answer to every legal question: "It depends." It could be illegal to be underage and high, if that person "drives, operates, or is in control of any type of motor vehicle" in Minnesota. To pick another random example, in Minnesota an...Read more »
Presumably you have the implied consent license revocation from your first DWI on your record. But you certainly need an attorney to address this issue along with all the other issues that accompany a DWI case.
I was driving to get dinner 2 nights ago, I dropped my wallet and reached down to grab it, and I grazed a parked car. Minimal damage to the other vehicle, but my vehicle was disabled. There were no injuries. I had a few beers before I drove, and have prior DUIs. If I received another, I would have... Read more »
This is already a bad situation. Don't compound it by falsely claiming that the vehicle was stolen. That isn't going to make things better and likely could result in additional charges for not only hit & run, but also for falsely reporting a crime. The likelihood of getting out of...Read more »
There are two separate issues here. The constitutionality of your encounter with law enforcement. Was the traffic stop legitimate? Was the search of your purse constitutional permissible? Issues along those lines could result in suppression of the evidence against you and dismissal of the...Read more »
I was unable to continue virtual while waiting she discharged me I contacted probation right away he said to get another assessment done and violated me they want me to do 90 day I already served 22 days I denied violation I have court feb 14 for hearing I did assessment he asked for what should... Read more »
There appears to be a lot missing here. You indicate that you were unable to continue virtual treatment. Why? Have you done another assessment? What were the recommendations? Have you started to follow the recommendation? Doing that would be a good start to avoiding jail time.
You could certainly attempt a necessity defense in a case like this. Ideally the situation is also something the prosecutor would take into consideration and he or she might be willing to dismiss the charges under the circumstances.
I completed everything except the driving with care and the med impact panel I'm from Minnesota I work full time in healthcare I lost my grandma and my mother just in the last 7 months due to covid plus nine of my residents that have been long term with me I have complied with everything that... Read more »
I would expect that a probation violation might be filed. I’d suggest that you complete the driving with care and victim impact panel ASAP. Additionally, telling the court that you’ve done everything that was asked of you is a bad idea because you haven’t. You haven’t completed the DWC...Read more »
Getting booked and fingerprinted is a requirement when someone is charged with a DWI. I’m guessing that didn’t happen because of the pandemic. So he will need to go through the process. It doesn’t take long and he won’t have to spend any time in jail.
By the time she was found not guilty it was passed the time-line for license reinstatement. From what I understand the arresting officer was fired for lying under oath. I believe someone is culpable and she should be made whole. She has suffered tremendously and is still feeling the after effects... Read more »
The processes for challenging the license revocation and motor vehicle forfeiture is completely separate from the criminal case. She would've needed to file challenges to the license revocation and to the forfeiture far earlier in the process and this would've been laid out in writing in...Read more »
How is it legal to hold me accountable to a private company in order to regain my driving privileges? I quit drinking 3 years ago, waited 4 years to complete probation, and I'm STILL forced to complete a interlock program that costs thousands of dollars before I can get my license back?! How... Read more »
The license revocation process is entirely separate from the criminal case. So for starters, nothing you would've done in the criminal case would have affected your license revocation. That is requires filing paperwork in a civil matter called Implied Consent. You do not have a...Read more »
He was pulled over for speeding. He was found to have a case of beer on the front seat and a BAC of .16. Is a lawyer even worth the time and expense on this. We want to get him help but not punished without a purposeful meaning.
Currently it is a 3rd degree offense, 1st time caught.
Absolutely he needs an attorney. His rights should be protected and the prosecutor isn’t going to do that for him. Your son is potentially going to deal with long term consequences. Better to have an attorney to help minimize those consequences.
I am wondering about how courts are dealing with this COVID mess and the required hours for community service. Instead of doing Sentence-to-serve, I have been approved to do community service but have been having a difficult time fulfilling my hours. My deadline has already been pushed back twice... Read more »
I would expect that a probation and a judge would give extensions for this reason, but in the end would require the time to be served in jail. After all, community service is considered a jail substitute by the courts. Therefore, if it were me, I'd simply find a way to get the hours done....Read more »
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