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 [...]

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 [...]

How Getting Arrested May Impact Your Career

While you are “innocent until proven guilty” your boss may not be so supportive when coordinating your work schedule from behind bars. Laws in place protect discriminatory hiring and firing [...]

How Forfeiting Bail Impacts the Process

Sometimes defendants fail to appear in court or violate a condition of their bail, and the court orders the bail bond to be forfeited. In these cases, an arrest warrant would be issued, and the [...]

What is the Difference Between County or City Jails and Prisons?

Depending on the location of an arrest, a defendant may spend time in a county or city jail. Inmates are held at a city or county jail while being charged, but typically not yet sentenced. While [...]

How Do I Get Someone Out of Jail if I Have No Money?

No one wants to get a call from a loved one in jail, It’s a hard thing to process. Someone you care about is in a bad situation, and they’re asking you for help. It’s that much worse when you [...]

Debunking Bail Bond Myths

If you are arrested and jailed for a crime, then your life is essentially on hold unless you post bail. The bail system allows people to get out of jail to resume life until their trial is over. [...]

Can I Post Bail for Someone in Another State?

Helping a loved one post bail is never easy. It may be even trickier when you are trying to post bail for someone in another state. If you are not able to provide the entire bail amount, it is [...]

Minnesota Snow Laws you Won’t Want to Forget

Did you know that incorrectly clearing snow from your driveway or vehicle could lead to hefty fines and jail time? Don’t forget to keep these Minnesota laws in mind the next time it snows! [...]

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