If you have been arrested or convicted for driving under the influence (DWI) in Minnesota, you are already aware of the severe penalties associated with these charges. In addition to possible jail time and fines, a DWI can result in the loss of driving privileges within the state. Loss of driving privileges can have negative…

A police officer cannot detain you arbitrarily under Minnesota and United States law. Typically, a police officer requires “reasonable suspicion” to initiate a traffic stop. Reasonable suspicion entails that the officer has grounds for suspecting criminal activity. It does not necessarily imply that criminal activity is occurring, only that there are indications that criminal activity…

The Walk and Turn Test is a field sobriety test used by officers during an investigation for suspicion of driving while impaired (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI). The officer should ask the suspect before conducting the test if he or she has any problems affecting their balance. The officer will either instruct the…

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