What is the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program?

Last month, we gave an overview of the penalties drivers face when charged with DUI in Minnesota. Among those DUI penalties is the revocation of driving privileges, but there are options for [...]

Common terms and phrases relating to bail | Part 2

Various terms and phrases relating to bail bonds can understandably be confusing for someone unfamiliar with the administration of bail. We hope that the explanations below can provide a resource [...]

Why Your Miranda Rights Are Important

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be [...]

Common terms and phrases relating to bail | Part 1

Various terms and phrases relating to bail bonds can understandably be confusing for someone unfamiliar with the administration of bail. We hope that the explanations below can provide a resource [...]

Do you know the location of these five documents?

Knowing where your important documents are located might sound like a no-brainer. Nonetheless, in the event of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance, having these documents both safe and [...]

Consequences of missing a court date

After a defendant is arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of committing a crime, they are held until able to post bail. In exchange for their release, suspects must agree to attend court [...]

Don’t Drink and Drive this Holiday Season

As many of us attend social gatherings and pick up an extra bottle (or two) of “good cheer,” remember to plan a sober ride home this festive season. With an abundance of sober options just a [...]

MN Program Supports Incarcerated Parents and Families

Parenting with Purpose (PWP) is a Minnesota-based organization that supports imprisoned parents by providing classes focused on education and support. The goal of the group is to meet the unique [...]

Sobering Holiday Facts: Don’t Drink and Drive

While it’s fun to celebrate this time of year, remember to stay safe and plan ahead. Last year, MN officers, deputies, and troopers arrested 2,037 impaired drivers from November 24nd through [...]

What does contempt of court mean to me?

The phrase “contempt of court” seems to be a glamorized term, used in the media and mentioned in high-profile cases. But, what does it really mean? And what are the consequences? Contempt of [...]