February 13

“Possession” of Drugs Does not Mean Drugs in Your System

A driver can be charged with a DWI involving drugs. Minn. Stat. § 169A.20, subdiv. 1 states: Driving while impaired crime; motor vehicle. It is a crime for any person to drive, operate, or be in physical control of any motor vehicle, as defined in section 169A.03, subdivision 15, except for motorboats in operation and…
February 13

McNeely / Brooks Update

Two cases have recently rocked the criminal law world. See here for information about McNeely and Brooks. For an example of these cases, see State v. JMM. The result of Brooks is that the Implied Consent Advisory, which states “refusal to take the test is a crime,” does not in and of itself invalidate consent….
February 13

War on Drugs: Is It Worth It?

Our office has handled many drug cases. We’ve handled everything from simple possession of marijuana (sometimes a petty misdemeanor, sometimes a felony) to huge drug conspiracies. See some of our drug cases: State v. BVD, State v. MR, State v. TJ, State v. AM, State v. JHS, State v. G, State v. O, State v….