S|E DWI Blog #1 – Harsher DWI penalties went into effect on August 1, 2015

Posted: August 6, 2015 Welcome to the first installment of the Sieben Edmunds DWI Blog Series!  We'll explore various aspects of DWI law in Minnesota in a series of weekly posts. Think twice before drinking and getting behind the wheel after August 1, 2015.  The Minnesota legislature recently changed the law regarding "aggravating factors" for DWIs.  […]

Evidence Unknown in Brainerd Shooting

Earlier this month two suspects were arrested in the murder and attempted murder of a man and woman in Brainerd, Minnesota.  You can read the initial story at Valley News Live. As of the date of this article, police had not recovered the weapon used, a motive was unknown, and other evidence is still confidential […]

New Expungement Law Benefit #1: No Petition

The current law requires that you file a lengthy petition which includes all your previous addresses, a statement about why you are requesting an expungement, and many more details about the offense or offenses you are trying to expunge.  (For the complete list of things you need to know, check here: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=609A.03)  Once you submit […]

Get Your Life Back.

It’s embarrassing.  Back in college you got a minor consumption ticket which has haunted you in graduate school or when you applied for that job you really wanted. It’s wrecking your career.  Years ago you were down on your luck and you got caught shoplifting some items at a department store.  You’ve been unable to […]

Sieben Edmunds Hires Mayor of Lakeville, Matt Little

The law firm of Sieben Edmunds PLLC, located in Mendota Heights, recently hired Matt Little as an attorney.  Little graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in May of 2014 and serves as the Mayor of Lakeville.  This hire is indicative of the firm's expansion into the area of personal injury […]

DWI Blog Series – Part Five – The Limited License and Ignition Interlock

In 2012, the Minnesota Legislature increased the length of license revocations that accompany DWI charges. A few different factors can lead to an increased revocation period. They include: prior offenses, testing .16 or higher, child in the car, and refusal. A first time offender is now subject to a one year revocation if any of […]

DWI Blog Series – Part Three – DWI License Revocations

Minnesota Statute mandates immediate driver’s license revocation in many DWI cases. When a person submits to and fails a Datamaster breath test, or refuses testing, the license revocation is virtually immediate.   (a) Upon certification by the peace officer that there existed probable cause to believe the person had been driving, operating, or in physical […]