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Penalties for Driving After Cancellation in Minnesota

There are a myriad of reasons in which a driver’s license can be cancelled. Even if it happened only five minutes ago, if you get behind the wheel afterwards and find yourself pulled over, you are able to be charged with Driving after Cancellation. In Minnesota, Driving after Cancellation (DAC) is one of the more… Read more »

Drug Trafficking in Minnesota – Definitions, Penalties, and Defense Options

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), drug trafficking is defined as the “illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws”. While state and federal laws can be somewhat vague on what constitutes trafficking, in Minnesota a trafficking charge generally comes down to… Read more »

Benefits of Minnesota Collaborative Divorce

As divorce is becoming more common, people are looking for better ways to find a way to end their marriage, especially if children are involved. Hammering out details in court doesn’t appeal to many. Instead of allowing you to move on, many people involved in messy divorces hold on to their anger and bitterness for… Read more »

Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

If you’ve been injured or face a serious chronic illness, then you might find yourself unable to work or even struggling to keep a job. You do not want to consider yourself disabled, but you are reaching a point in which you must accept your limitations and your new reality. You have considered social security… Read more »

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

In Minnesota, driving under the influence of drugs is illegal. According to Minnesota Statutes 169A.20, a person is guilty of DUID if s/he drives while under the influence of a controlled substance or any other hazardous substance that significantly affects his/her brain, muscles, and/or nervous system, thus impairing his/her ability to drive safely. If a person tests positive for any Schedule I or II… Read more »

Personal Injury and Winter Accidents

Winter is fast approaching and that means cooler temperatures and slick sidewalks and roads. Though accidents happen in the winter, sometimes those accidents are caused by the negligent act or omission of another. To recognize how to prevent causing injury to others (and recognize when then injury you sustained was caused by negligence), we have… Read more »

First Time DWI: What Does It Mean For You?

When it comes to being charged with a crime – any crime – it is crucial to be prepared for what it is to come. That means knowing your rights, knowing your obligations, and knowing your options for making sure that one mistake or being in the wrong place at the wrong time doesn’t leave… Read more »

What is a Fourth Degree Misdemeanor DWI/DUI in Minnesota?

If you have been arrested for a DWI, then you are probably concerned about how a charge and conviction may impact your life. If you have been charged with a fourth degree misdemeanor DWI/DUI in Minnesota, consider the following information. Not all charges are the same. Minnesota has four degrees of DWI/DUI charges. The fourth degree charge… Read more »