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What is in the Proposed Marijuana Legalization Bill?

What is in the Proposed Marijuana Legalization Bill?

Minnesota state legislators just released their proposal to legalize marijuana in the State of Minnesota.  With DFL control of the House, Senate and Governor’s office, legalized marijuana is likely to become the law in some form.  It still has hurdles to get through,...

Reasonable Suspicion for a DWI Charge: Is Swerving Enough?

Reasonable Suspicion for a DWI Charge: Is Swerving Enough?

Here’s a situation our Minnesota DWI lawyers frequently encounter: a driver is stopped on suspicion of DWI. When they ask the law enforcement officer why they were pulled over, they learn that they have been accused of swerving while driving. If they are subsequently...

What You Need to Know When Protesting

What You Need to Know When Protesting

“The right of the people to peaceably assemble” is a hallowed right enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  Since the creation of our country the right to protest has been one of the tantamount rights that citizens of the United States enjoy.  This...

Do I Need a Lawyer for my Criminal Case?

Do I Need a Lawyer for my Criminal Case?

People ask me this question all the time. And my response is always the same: “You may not need a lawyer, but you may want a lawyer.” Simply put, if you’re facing a crime (or the potential of being charged with a crime), you always have the right to represent...

Which Factors Influence Blood Alcohol Concentration?

Which Factors Influence Blood Alcohol Concentration?

Most of us have heard advice about how to control our level of intoxication while drinking. Common tips include, “Don’t have more than one drink per hour and you’ll be fine to drive,” and “Just have a glass of water between drinks if you need to drive home!” These are...

4 Things You Need to Know About Your DWI

4 Things You Need to Know About Your DWI

If you or a loved one is facing a DWI or an alcohol-related driving offense, a thousand questions are probably running through your mind. This article is designed to guide you to ask important questions. Starting down the path to success with your DWI early on can be...

What Not to Say When Pulled Over For Speeding

What Not to Say When Pulled Over For Speeding

Receiving a speeding ticket may not be quite as severe as some of the criminal defense charges we defend our clients against, but it’s inconvenient nonetheless. No one wants an offense on their record because they were driving just a few miles per hour over the limit....

Understanding Your Assault Charge in Minnesota

Understanding Your Assault Charge in Minnesota

Charges such as assault, domestic assault, strangulation, and threats of violence are jarring to receive. These are serious, fact-specific charges that should always be handled by a Minnesota assault criminal defense lawyer. The stakes in an assault case are...

Should I Contest My Minnesota Traffic Ticket?

Should I Contest My Minnesota Traffic Ticket?

We all know the feeling of dread when you see those flashing police lights in your rearview mirror. Even if you haven’t done anything wrong, you start to question yourself. Unfortunately, even when you obey all traffic laws, you may end up with a traffic ticket. The...

Successfully Defending Against Sexual Assault Charges

Successfully Defending Against Sexual Assault Charges

A sexual assault charge has a certain stigma in our society; the shame the alleged perpetrator feels functions as a deterrent from committing this act more than once. However, those charged with sexual assault are often “tried” by their communities before a jury even...

Reasons to Choose Sieben Edmunds Miller for Your Federal Case

Reasons to Choose Sieben Edmunds Miller for Your Federal Case

Clients often incorrectly assume their case will be tried in a state courtroom, when in reality they may be facing a federal judge or jury. In fact, criminal and civil matters filed in federal district courts increased by 13 percent in 2020, with almost half a million...