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The Shocking Truth Behind False Domestic Assault Claims

There is no doubt that domestic violence is a horrific problem. But there is more to the problem than most people think. The justice system has come to believe accusations without all the facts. Part of the reason for this is because true victims should never feel afraid to speak up and seek justice. While… Read more »

If I Have A DWI, Am I Eligible to Enter Canada?

In Minnesota, any DWI conviction comes with serious and surprisingly far-reaching consequences. However, one of the most surprising effects a DWI conviction can have is its ability to allow you to visit our friendly neighbor to the north. While hopping right over the border to Canada can be a fun vacation for many Minnesotans, if… Read more »

How Important is the Sobriety Test?

The police use some quick tests in the field to establish probable cause for arrests when they suspect someone is driving impaired. People generally assume these tests are accurate. However, experimental research has shown that they have limited accuracy, although the accuracy improves if all the tests are correctly administered together. Field Tests of Sobriety…. Read more »

When You Are In Need Of A Criminal Defense Lawyer In Edina, MN

Arrested In Edina? Contact Judith Samson Today Edina, Minnesota is “reputed to be one of the most affluent Twin City Suburbs”, according to the Star Tribune. With a population of 51,958 in 2017, it has an average total crime rate with a violent crime rate well below average. But like most growing cities, it is not… Read more »

Charged With Drug Crimes in Minneapolis?

A significant number of Minnesota arrests result from drug crimes. In addition, those charged with a drug offense make up the majority of people incarcerated statewide. If you are charged with a drug crime in Minneapolis you’ll want to avoid becoming a statistic. Contact the law office of Judith Samson to ensure the best possible outcome in… Read more »

How Much Does a DWI Lawyer in Minnesota Cost?

If you’ve been accused of driving while intoxicated while in the state of Minnesota, you may find yourself worrying about the cost of hiring a lawyer. How expensive will it be? The cost to hire your lawyer will vary based on a range of factors, but the real question you should be asking is, can… Read more »

Plymouth, Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer

A Criminal Defense Lawyer Who Will Stand By Your Side in Plymouth, Minnesota Many Minnesota cities are making the grade when it comes to safe places to live. And the moderately sized city of Plymouth, Minnesota is no exception. With violent crime and property crime on the decrease, 2019 is projected to have lower rates of these… Read more »

What is the Difference Between “DWI” and “DUI” in Minnesota?

No matter where you are from in the United States you will know at least one of these terms if you drive drunk – DWI or DUI. “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI) or “Driving While Intoxicated” (DWI) sound like the same thing, and in many cases they are used interchangeably. However, depending on who you… Read more »

“Aggravating Factors” in Minnesota DWI Cases

In Minnesota, a DWI charge is recognized as an “enhanceable offense”. This means the degree of the charge you face is affected by certain factors. The higher the degree of the charge, the harsher the penalties you face in court. Degrees range from one to four with the most severe being a one and least… Read more »

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Case Results


County: Scott

Type of Charge: 3rd DWI

Priors: 1 prior

Final Deposition: Plead to a 4th degree DWI

Sentence Imposed: No jail


County: Dakota

Type of Charge: Harassment Order

Priors: None

Final Deposition: Dismissed

Sentence Imposed:


County: Hennepin

Type of Charge: Solicitation of Prostitute

Priors: 1 prior

Final Deposition: Stay of imposition vacate and dismiss

Sentence Imposed: No jail

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