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Does the implied consent ruling apply retroactively?

The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled against a man who was seeking a change in his case based on new implied consent laws in the state. The newest changes to the implied consent law show that demanding blood or urine without a warrant is illegal due to the invasive nature of these requests. Interestingly, in other cases, the ruling has applied retroactively, but in this case, the judge does not believe the man's case should have the new rules applied.

New law limits the forfeiture of vehicles after drunk driving

Sometimes, drunk drivers affect those who are not even behind the wheel, like those who lend them vehicles. In cases where someone is falsely accused of drunk driving, that vehicle can still be impounded, resulting in aggravation as the vehicle is not returned to the rightful owner.

1 dies, 2 suffer injuries in serious drunk driving collision

Driving while intoxicated is against the law, and most people understand that. There are cases when people seem drunk and aren't due to medical conditions, have had a drink but are tested positive with a malfunctioning Breathalyzer or have gotten drunk without knowing they've had anything to drink. People in these situations have a strong defense against charges, even if they're involved in an accident.

Drunk driving arrests drop in 2016, report indicates

Drunk drivers make the roads dangerous for everyone, but not everyone who is stopped for driving under the influence was intentionally driving drunk or even as intoxicated as the tests made them appear. There are many reasons why a test could be inaccurate, and even worse, there are times when medical conditions make people appear to be intoxicated.

Driving drunk? Here's why you should find another way

Mothers Against Drunk Driving stands against drivers who choose to drink and drive, and for the holiday season, they have asked drivers to take more care. The holidays are times when alcohol can be aplenty, so making arrangements for a safe drive home is important to your safety and the safety of others.

What are some things that could happen if you get a DWI?

If you're stopped and arrested for a DWI, you could be looking a number of consequences in your future. If you're convicted of the charges against you, then you could be charged with anything from a misdemeanor to a felony depending on factors such as how many times you've been convicted for driving while intoxicated and if the stop was related to an accident that resulted in injuries or deaths.

Minnesota: Drinking and driving is a serious concern

Being accused of drunk driving is a serious matter; you could lose your job or ability to drive, have your home life disrupted or even face time in prison. It's important to defend yourself when you're stopped and accused, because not all accusations are legal. Minnesota is known for drunk drivers, but that doesn't mean you should resign yourself to a conviction. Taking steps to defend yourself can help you protect your livelihood.

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