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  • Recent Supreme Court Case May Erase Past DWI Offenses

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm || 23-Aug-2013

    A recent Supreme Court case called Missouri v. McNeely is having a significant effect on DWI laws in Minnesota. As a result, a lawyer at Caplan and Tamburino may be able to keep you from being convicted on your recent DWI or even get a DWI conviction from the past removed from your record. If you've had a recent or past DWI, please call us at 612-444-5020 and meet with a lawyer today to see if ...
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  • Legal Analysis of McNeely's Retroactivity

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm || 23-Aug-2013

    STATE OF MISSOURI V. MCNEELY'S RETROACTIVITY One of the more pressing questions left to be decided in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in McNeely [1] is whether or not the McNeely decision will affect past and current convictions and cases. This issue of whether or not McNeely will apply retroactively, must be addressed by applying the principles found in Teague v. Lane. [2] ...
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  • Brooks, McNeely & Minnesota's DWI Laws

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm || 20-Aug-2013

    STATE OF MINNESOTA V. BROOKS: MINNESOTA'S DWI LAWS Soon the Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments and make a ruling on a case called Minnesota v. Brooks. This case involves a man who was required to give a urine sample under Minnesota's Implied Consent laws. The facts are as follows: At approximately 2:00 a.m. on July 31, 2009 police in Shakopee stopped a man named Wesley Brooks. ...
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  • Minnesota DWI Laws and Your Fourth Amendment Rights

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm || 15-Aug-2013

    The laws affecting those charged with a DWI in Minnesota are currently facing significant change. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled on a decision that more effectively safeguards the rights of Minnesotans and U.S. Citizens to be free from illegal searches without a warrant. The Supreme Court defines a breath, urine, or blood test as a search under the Fourth Amendment of the United ...
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