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  • Attorney Hillary Parsons Gets Charges Dropped & Protects Clients' Driver's License in Ramsey County DWI Case

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 27-Jan-2017

    Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. is pleased to announce a recent successful case result obtained by Attorney Hillary Parsons. The case, which took place in Ramsey County, involved a client whose driver’s license was revoked after he was charged with a 4 th Degree DWI. During the case, Attorney Parsons was able to gather evidence that showed the arresting officer did not have sufficient ...
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  • New Minnesota Criminal Laws Now in Effect

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 8-Aug-2016

    Criminal law evolves and adapts based on current trends and social views. In Minnesota, new changes to the state’s criminal code that took effect on August 1st highlight some of these trends and some of the new issues confronting our criminal justice system. These changes include some sweeping revisions to drug crime laws as well as modifications of laws regarding DWI, distribution of sexual ...
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  • Supreme Court Reviews Minnesota's Implied Consent Law

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 21-Apr-2016

    A Minnesota attorney took an implied consent case to the U.S. Supreme Court and oral arguments were heard yesterday. This is one of a few cases the Supreme Court has accepted that question the constitutionality of implied consent laws – laws which punish drivers suspected of DWI for refusing to take a chemical test. These laws, which exist in 13 states, have been the subject of hot debate ...
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  • Understanding the Cost of a Minnesota DWI Conviction

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 29-Jan-2016

    Arrested for Drunk Driving? Call Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. In Minnesota, there are four types of driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses: first degree DWI, second degree DWI, third degree DWI, and fourth degree DWI. Each offense carries a different set of penalties, yet all have the potential to result in jail time, license suspension, a mark on your criminal record, and costly fines. ...
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  • Is Minnesota's DWI Test-Refusal Law Constitutional?

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 17-Dec-2015

    On Friday, December 11, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review Minnesota’s implied consent law, which makes refusing a warrantless breath test a punishable offense for suspected drunk drivers. This is big news for those who have long felt that this law is in direct violation of Constitution, which protects U.S. citizens from unwarranted search and seizure. The court did not give the reason ...
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  • Attorney Charles Clas Discusses DWI Blood Test Ruling on Fox 9

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 14-Oct-2015

    The Minnesota Court of Appeals has recently overturned the conviction of a man who was arrested and accused of DWI in October of 2012. The judge ruled that because there was no warrant involved, criminalizing a driver who refuses a blood test is a violation of their constitutional rights. While refusing a breath test can still result in penalties, the judge ruled that because blood tests are more ...
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  • Minnesota Law Enforcement will Increase DWI Patrols this Labor Day Weekend

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino, P.A. || 3-Sep-2015

    DWI patrols will be out in full force on Minnesota roadways this upcoming Labor Day weekend as part of a nationwide campaign called “Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over” sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). More than 300 agencies throughout the state will participate in the increased enforcement to help reduce car accident fatalities during one of the ...
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  • Minnesota DWI Enforcement Increased Using Grants

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 14-Aug-2015

    If you’ve ever considered getting behind the wheel after a few drinks in Minnesota, you may want to reconsider. Minnesota has recently increased their DWI enforcement through the use of federal grants, and law enforcement is cracking down on offenders. So far, twelve law enforcement agencies have received grants funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ranging in ...
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  • Steeper Penalties May Affect First-Time DWI Offenders Most, Says Attorney Tamburino

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 22-Jun-2015

    One study done by Star Tribune reports that those accused DWI under the new law, which will effect in August, will be subjected to harsh penalties. To be arrested for a DWI and be charged with a gross misdemeanor, the measure will reduce the legal blood-alcohol (BAC) limit to.16, which two times the limit to be charged with a misdemeanor. Attorney Joe Tamburino has offered his thoughts on this ...
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  • Joe Tamburino Appears on Fox 9 to Discuss DWI Law Changes

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 15-Jun-2015

    Last night, Attorney Joe Tamburino spoke to reporters from Fox 9 news, weighing in on the effects from the DWI changes that will take place this August. There is a thought that this new law will increase the number of arrests, especially on first-time offenders and others with no prior criminal history. In turn, this can also raise the costs for taxpayers to fund this new law. Understanding the ...
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  • Attorney Joe Tamburino Speaks About New DWI Laws on WCCO Radio

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 29-May-2015

    Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. is proud that our very own, Attorney Joe Tamburino appeared on WCCO radio last night to discuss the developments in the new DWI laws. Effective August 1, 2015, anyone who is caught driving with a blood-alcohol content measuring over.16% will be considered having committed a gross misdemeanor. This percentage is quite lower than what the current law states ...
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  • Minnesota Reforms DWI Law; Will Become Effective August 1, 2015

    Posted By Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. || 28-May-2015

    WARNING: THE ALCOHOL LIMIT FOR DWI’s HAS BEEN LOWERED! DWI laws have been toughened once again. Starting August 1, 2015, it is now a gross misdemeanor if you drive a motor vehicle while having an alcohol concentration of.16 or greater. Previously, it was a gross misdemeanor only if you had an alcohol concentration at a.20 or more. However, Governor Dayton has signed a law that lowers the ...
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