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Finding the Best Minneapolis DWI Lawyer is Important

Sun, 26 Jul 2009 01:41:00 +0000

You have just been stopped by the police while coming home from the bar so now what do you do? Do I need to hire an attorney for these charges? This is usually the first question that people ask themselves when they find that they have a charge of dui or dwi. Perhaps they have heard from friends that it is not needed or perhaps they really just do not know the legal system that surrounds these circumstances. But either way it is always best to at the very least consult with a lawyer when it comes to legal matters. For instance, when it comes to a violation or even some misdemeanors you may find that the advice you get from them is to go at it alone as the matter is not very complicated nor are the facts. On the other hand, when you are talking about serious criminal offenses like a dui you will find that the legal system is quite complicated in these matters and only a professional that deals with these charges will be able to help you through it. In fact, you will find that in some cases you may even be able to get the charges dropped depending on your case.Furthermore, you will find that if getting the charges dropped isn't an option your criminal defense may then be hinged on your law firm negotiating a plea deal to get the charges lessoned. This can mean that your jail time is lower or non existent and it can also mean lesser fines in the end. But the only way this can happen is by you having a minneapolis attorney that knows what to look for. From checking over the intoxilyzer logs to sifting through the arrest reports they will know what to look for in order to ensure that you get the best possible defense for your case. What's more, because you have hired a firm that deals with these types of charges you will be sa [...]



Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana: Can You Prove It?

Sun, 26 Jul 2009 01:40:00 +0000

In every state in the union it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. In driving under the influence of marijuana cases, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver was so impaired at the time of driving, that the driver could not operate a motor vehicle safely. Unlike alcohol, there is no accurate way to measure THC levels (the active ingredient in marijuana) since it is difficult to know when the actual intake of marijuana actually occurred and because a person can test positive for marijuana for up to thirty days after first using marijuana. Measuring alcohol is a different story. Most jurors understand that a blood alcohol level of over 1.0 usually means the driver was "per se" too impaired to drive a motor vehicle safely. Marijuana is a different story. Without a viable and reliable way to measure the level of THC in a driver, the police must resort to using other forms of testing such as conducting field sobriety tests on the driver. These tests are by nature very subjective and problematic to administer fairly. Field sobriety tests are used by the officer to determine if, in his or her professional police opinion, the driver was so impaired he or she could not operate a motor vehicle safely and therefore should be arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana. The driver is usually ordered out of the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests. While standing on the side of the road, an officer puts the driver through a series of tests.[...]