Speeding and 11-mile car chase leads to attorney’s death

Timothy Rundquist was speeding and was part of an 11-mile chase this week. He ended up hitting a parked squad car and died at the scene. He had also just been hired as a Stevens’s county attorney. He was a writer, attorney, and professor. He was also a Fergus Falls City council member. He only had two speeding tickets on his record. Rundquist drove away from a state trooper. He ran over stop sticks and continued moving forward. Four different police departments were involved. At this point it is unknown why Rundquist did not stop for police. Police are investigating why he led police on an 11-mile chase that left him dead.

In Minnesota, speeding is a petty misdemeanor. A petty misdemeanor is the lowest type of offense in Minnesota. The maximum fine for a petty misdemeanor is $300. Jail is not an option when dealing with a petty misdemeanor charge. When dealing with a petty misdemeanor case, you still have the right to go to trial. However, if you decide to go to trial to fight a petty misdemeanor charge like speeding, you only have the right to a bench trial. A bench trial means that the trial will be in front of a judge, not a jury. An attorney can also appear on your behalf when dealing with petty misdemeanor cases.

If you have been charged with speeding or any other petty misdemeanor charge, contact a criminal attorney in Minneapolis. A criminal attorney in Minneapolis will be able to negotiate a deal with the prosecutor or take your case to trial. Speeding charges can lead to higher insurance rates. Often times, individuals retain an attorney to handle speeding tickets. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys offers a free consultation. There are two criminal attorneys who practice in Minneapolis, MN. Contact 952-913-1421 as soon as you receive a ticket.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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