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DWI charges in Minnesota carry hefty penalties

When people drive drunk, they place others on the road at risk. In order to reduce the number of intoxicated or impaired drivers on the road, Minnesota has enacted laws prohibiting impaired driving. Driving while impaired (DWI) is a criminal offense. Depending on the circumstances, a DWI offense could result in a misdemeanor or felony charge. The state of Minnesota looks at several factors, including your blood alcohol content (BAC), the number of previous offenses on your record and whether there were any special circumstances, like children in the vehicle.

The state of Minnesota could bring additional charges or increase penalties against a driver if the BAC measured comes in at 0.16 percent or higher, the accused was transporting minors or has a criminal record of other alcohol-related offenses. Penalties can become quite onerous and could result in the loss of the accused's freedom and livelihood. Many employers choose to include clauses about criminal charges or convictions in work contracts, meaning that getting charged may also mean getting fired. Of course, the criminal penalties for a DWI are more concerning than the social fallout from the charges.

4 reasons people fall into bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is sometimes looked at as a bad word, but the truth is that it can be an immense help to those who need it. Filing for bankruptcy doesn't mean you've failed. It means that you're taking charge of your financial situation and making a change.

There are dozens of reasons why people go into bankruptcy. Your reason may not be one of these, but these are a few common causes.

3 points young families should know about bankruptcy

If your spending got a little out of control or circumstances you couldn't control took a chunk out of your income, you might feel like you are swimming in debt. Bankruptcy is one option that you have to get control of your finances again so that you can start to rebuild your life. Before you make the decision to file for bankruptcy, there are some specific things you should know. There isn't any reason you and your family should have to deal with the constant stress of uncontrollable debt.

Basic questions about assault in Minnesota

An assault charge is very serious legal matter that can have severe consequences. This type of charge can result in probation or even prison time and negatively affect your personal and professional life.

The first step in making sure you are properly defended is to contact a criminal defense attorney. The advice of experienced legal counsel will help you navigate the legal process and court system.

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