What Is the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Device Program?

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Facing a DWI charge can turn your life upside-down. You may feel scared that you could go to jail, lose your job, and lose your ability to provide for your family. While avoiding jail may be your primary goal, you need to be aware of other penalties that could make your life very difficult. One of the most life-altering...

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What Are Marijuana Felony Possession Amounts in Minnesota?

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Minnesota is one of several states that passed laws to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, as well as marijuana possession for medical use. However, Minnesota still has strict drug statutes on the books, despite easing some restrictions. These varying laws can be confusing and lead many people to wonder, When is possession of marijuana a felony?...

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DUI Laws and Penalties in Fargo, North Dakota

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In North Dakota, 23.1% of all arrests are for DUI or other liquor law-related offenses. A conviction for DUI in North Dakota can cause severe consequences. Therefore, if you face a DUI charge, you should consult with an attorney. An experienced DUI attorney can aggressively fight to protect your rights.  At the Criminal Defense Attorney & Workers’ Compensation Law...

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What Is the Minnesota Statutory Rape Statute of Limitations?

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Any criminal conviction can result in lifelong consequences. Sex crime allegations can inflict some of the most severe consequences, in addition to the stigma of the crime. However, in certain situations, rape charges can arise even if both parties consented to the conduct.  If you have questions about the statute of limitations on rape charges in Minnesota, contact Arechigo...

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What Can Cause a False Positive on a Breathalyzer Test?

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According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, traffic fatalities on Minnesota roadways increased from 364 in 2019 to 394 in 2020. Of the 394 deaths, 79 involved a drunk driver, compared to 89 drunk driving fatalities in 2019. Despite this decrease, Minnesota still enforces strict penalties against individuals convicted of driving under the influence. In many cases, breathalyzer...

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Arson Charges and Penalties in Minnesota

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Arson is the intentional destruction of property through the use of fire or explosives. The property in question doesn’t have to belong to someone else; you can commit arson against your own property. Depending on the circumstances, the state can charge you with a misdemeanor or a felony. If Minnesota charges you with arson, you need to take it...

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How to Beat a DUI Charge When You Are Underage in Minnesota

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A Minnesota DUI (known in Minnesota as DWI or Driving While Impaired) is a criminal offense, not a minor traffic violation. In fact, a fourth offense within 10 years is a felony. An underage DUI, which applies if you were under 21 at the time of the offense, can be even more serious than an ordinary DUI. If Minnesota...

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Child Pornography Laws

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If the police have arrested you for a child pornography offense, you are in a tough situation, even if you are innocent. Multiple aspects of your life are in jeopardy, including your freedom, finances, and reputation. Now is the time to act decisively. Child pornography laws vary somewhat from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Here, we focus primarily on the legal...

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Aiding and AbettingーLaws and Remedies

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Minnesota defines some behavior as criminal if it serves to help someone else commit a crime or if it obstructs the State’s efforts to bring an alleged offender to justice. The penalties for rendering such assistance can be severe. Under some circumstances, the State will punish you just as harshly as it would have if you had committed the...

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Is Soliciting a Prostitute a Felony in Minnesota?

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You may feel embarrassed to be caught soliciting a prostitute, but should you worry about the legal consequences? In many cases, you could face significant fines and time behind bars. Here, we’ll discuss the criminal penalties you may encounter for soliciting a prostitute in Minnesota. What Is Solicitation of a Prostitute? Solicitation of a prostitute occurs when you hire,...

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