July 2016 Archives

Is a valid prescription a defense to DWI charges based on drugs?

Medical advances are commonly given a great deal of credit in increasing life expectancy. In addition to medical treatments and protocols, many people in Minnesota rely on prescription medications to control serious conditions. Unfortunately, the use of necessary prescription medications -- even when duly prescribed -- can be the basis of a Minnesota DWI charge.

Can your age impact a DWI breath test reading?

Drivers from all walks of life, and just about any age, can face charges for driving while impaired in Minnesota. You likely know that. You also may know that a reading of .08 percent blood alcohol concentration -- measured within two hours of driving -- is one method that prosecutors use to prove impairment. Unfortunately, determining how many drinks will raise your individual blood alcohol level to an unlawful amount can be difficult.