Posts By: edcohen

The Right and Wrong way to Plead Guilty

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According to the Driver and Vehicle Services division of the Department of Public Safety, there is was a right way and a wrong way to plead guilty. A little context first: 1st Time DUI/DWI defendants who have a BAC below .20 receive an administrative knockdown to 30 days from their original revocation (90 or 365… Read more »

Shutdown

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In 30 minutes, Minnesota’s State government will shut-down. Essential services, such as State Patrol and the Courts will continue to operate, but most government functions will cease operations. Included in the shutdown is most areas of the Department of Public Safety. A division of the Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services, is responsible… Read more »

T -2 Days: What is Ignition Interlock?

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An ignition interlock is breath-testing device that is attached to the ignition system of your vehicle. When you go to start your car, the engine will not turn over and start until you have provided a breath sample to the alcohol testing unit that is below .02 Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC). A .02 BAC is… Read more »

T -3 Days until Ignition Interlock: What Changes?

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Minnesota’s Ignition Interlock program is scheduled to launch on Friday, July 1. This ignition interlock program will have many far reaching effects on Minnesota drivers arrested for DUI’s. For most DUI offenders arrested on or after Friday, July 1, the most noticeable and immediate change will be substantially longer license revocation times. Currently a first-time… Read more »