Minnesota DUI Arrest

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The first encounter you will have with the police if you are arrested for a Minnesota DUI will most likely be on the side of a road or perhaps in a parking lot.   The officer will most likely allege that you committed some sort of driving or traffic violation that prompted the stop of your vehicle.  After stopping your...

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Minnesota Criminal Vehicular Homicide

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Criminal Vehicular Homicide in MN The Minnesota criminal vehicular homicide statute punishes someone who causes the death of another while operating a motor vehicle under one of several conditions.   The criminal vehicular homicide statute, while punishing an action that causes the death of another, is different from murder or manslaughter.  There is a distinction between the intent and the risks the person took in...

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Workplace Assaults & Work Comp

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Co-workers don’t always get along.  Sometimes they fight.  Sometimes they get injured.   If they do get injured, the issue becomes whether the injury is covered by workers’ compensation insurance.  This issue can have major implications because workers’ compensation insurance covers wage loss, medical expenses, and compensates for permanent injuries. Minnesota Statute 176.011, subd. 16, provides: injury arising out of and in the...

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Medical Emergency Exception

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The final motor vehicle search warrant exception is known as the medical emergency exception. This search warrant exception is also referred to as a welfare check.   Under the medical emergency exception, the police may forcibly enter a closed vehicle if they see that the driver of the vehicle is unconscious, incoherent or otherwise non-responsive.  The entry of the vehicle is...

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