Enhanced DWI Patrols Over The Next Two Weeks In Minnesota

State Troopers will be looking for drunk drivers over the next two weeks as there will be enhanced patrolling over the twin cities for DWI. The Minnesota state patrol looks for drunk drivers and looks for key signs such as speeding and erratic driving. The State Patrol will be looking at other key signs to initiate a traffic stop such as crossing over the centerline, weaving, wide turns, and failure to signal while making a turn. There are many other scenarios where a State Trooper can make a … [Read more...]

Felony Assault Charges For Minnesota Man

Jeff Dubay was charged with assault in Washington County, Minnesota. He was charged with the felony assault charge after an altercation with a woman in Cottage Grove. Dubay has a prior criminal record involving possession of cocaine and methamphetamine. He was a radio host back in 2008 but got fired after being charged with drug possession. Dubay was sentenced to six months of jail just last year from a drug possession charge and was on probation. Because Dubay has been charged with felony … [Read more...]

Theft By Swindle Charges For Former Mrs. America

As previously blogged on, Jennifer Kline was charged with felony theft by swindle in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Kline was found guilty and was convicted by a jury of felony theft by swindle. The case has gained national attention. Formerly, Kline was Mrs. Minnesota and also Mrs. America. She was caught buying clothes from Macy’s and then took the clothes home and attached different price tags to clothes she already owned. She then returned the clothes to a different Macy’s and got a refund. She … [Read more...]

criminal vehicular homicide Charges For Man with .266 BAC

A man was charged with criminal vehicular homicide in Rice County after killing a woman while driving down a wrong-way street. The man is Brandon Dellwo who is currently in jail awaiting an October 3 court appearance. His bail is $50,000. When he was taken to the hospital he allegedly kept saying that he killed someone. His breath test results on the side of the road showed a result of .266. In Minnesota, the legal limit is .08. Dellwo was more than three times Minnesota’s legal limit. The … [Read more...]

What You Need To Know About Mentally Ill or Mentally Deficient Defendants

Under Minnesota law, a defense to most crimes is whether the defendant is mentally ill or mental deficient either at the time of the offense or in the present. According to Minnesota law, Rule 20, a defendant is incompetent and must not be plead, be tried, or be sentenced if the defendant lacks ability to rationally consult with counsel or if the defendant cannot understand the proceedings or participate in the defense due to mental illness or deficiency. A defense attorney, prosecutor, or court … [Read more...]

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