20
Dec

What Qualifies as a Prior Offense to Enhance a Domestic Assault?

The severity of your domestic assault charge will depend on the number of prior “qualified domestic violence-related offenses.” One would think that this list of prior domestic-related offenses would be limited to purely domestic-related…
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18
Dec

Dan Adkins - Exclusive Interview with Minnesota Bench & Bar Magazine

We don’t do our work for notoriety and media exposure. We do it because we love helping our clients through what is often their most challenging time in their life. But, like anyone, it is nice to be recognized when a reputable magazine devoted…
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23
Nov

DWI Breath Test - The Observation Period

When a driver gets arrested for a DWI, an officer takes them back to the station and requests an official test to determine the driver’s alcohol concentration level. In the vast majority of cases, the test offered is a breath test, administered…
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30
Oct

The Masking Prohibition - CDL Drivers and Traffic Tickets

Commercial drivers know that even minor traffic tickets can have a dramatic impact on their livelihood. This stems from the federal law that automatically revokes commercial driving privileges for certain disqualifying offenses. For instance, speedin…
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28
Sep

Interference with Privacy in Minnesota

Interference with privacy is a gross misdemeanor offense that can rise to felony level charges depending on the circumstances. The general concept of what interference with privacy means may make sense. But the statutory definitions are complex in tr…
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11
Aug

Difference Between Burglary, Robbery, and Theft

The terms burglary, robbery, and theft are often thrown around interchangeably and the difference between the terms are often confused. Although all these crimes usually involve taking property from somebody else, they are all very unique crimes. Bur…
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8
Aug

Post-Driving Consumption - DWI Defense

If you are charged with a Minnesota DWI, there are a few affirmative defenses prescribed by law. One of them is post-driving consumption. Under Minn. Stat. 169A.46, post-driving consumption is a complete defense to a charge of DWI with an alcohol con…
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2
Aug

Mr. Gempeler is Spotlighted by Minnesota Lawyer

Mr. Gempeler was highlighted by the publication, Minnesota Lawyer. It is an honor and with much appreciation to be chosen for this feature. Minnesota Lawyer is a print and online publisher of everything relating to the law in the State of Minnesota.…
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1
Aug

DWI - License Revocation Law Change - 2018

One of the most immediate and difficult consequences that come from a DWI charge is the license revocation. A person charged with a DWI can have their license revoked for anywhere between 30 days and multiple years, including having a B-card restrict…
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17
Jul

Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Hit and Run

Accidents happen. They don’t necessarily result in criminal charges – after all, they are called accidents. But sometimes, an accident can lead to criminal charges for failing to properly obey the traffic laws or if a driver leaves the sc…
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