Arrest were made for disorderly conduct in downtown Minneapolis, Hennepin County last night for St. Patrick ’s Day. Minneapolis police witnesses hundreds of people in Minneapolis as a result of St. Patricks day and the free bus and light-rail rides that were being offered. Traffic was blocked and fights broke out. Six arrests were made and police were trying to get the teens out of downtown Minneapolis. Two injuries were reported as well as a shooting. Driving under the influence enforcement was also enhanced last night across the metro-area as a result of the celebrations.
Additionally, there were 400 Driving under the influence arrests over St. Patrick’s Day weekend which is an increase from previous years. In previous years, the numbers have been around 346 arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. DUI charges are significant in Minnesota and carry harsh penalties. IF you have been charged with drinking and driving charges, contact Max Keller or Lexie Stein to handle your case. DUI’s can either be misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, or felonies. Gross Misdemeanors carry a penalty of up to $3,000 and/or a fine up to $3,000. The mandatory minimum sentence for felony DUI’s is 180 days. This may be broken up into jail time and electronic home monitoring. The first 30 days must be spent consecutively in jail. DUI’s also carry other significant penalties such as loss of license and loss of property.
What is disorderly conduct In Minnesota?
There are many ways a person may get charged with disorderly conduct. Minnesota statute 609.72, states that disorderly conduct occurs when an individual has reasonable grounds to know that their acts will cause alarm, anger, or disturb others or provoke an assault or breach of the peace. Disorderly conduct constitutes the following:
• Fighting or brawling; or
• Disturbing an assembly or meeting, or
• Engaging in offensive or obscene; or engaging in offensive, obscene, or noisy conduct, likely to upset or alarm others.
Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor in Minnesota. A misdemeanor means that the penalty is up to 90 days in jail and/or up to a fine of $1,000. Misdemeanors are still serious offenses as the convictions will be part of your executive and judicial branch records. There are many creative ways to keep a disorderly conduct conviction from going on your record. Ask the Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys about ways to keep this from going on your record.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI/DWI) or disorderly conduct, contact Keller Law Offices. If you were arrested over St. patrick’s day weekend, call our office for a free consultation. The criminal law attorneys in Minneapolis, MN will be happy to meet with you and discuss your options and will come up with a strategy to handle your case. Criminal defense attorneys in Minneapolis can help fight the charges for you. There are two criminal defense attorneys at Keller Law Offices. Driving under the influence charges are serious crimes with the possibility of serious prison time. The criminal defense attorneys at Keller Law Offices are aggressive and experienced. Call 952-913-1421. Keller Law Offices also offers payment plans in most cases. Please visit our website at www.kellerlawoffices.com.