Latest Update Regarding DWI Search Warrants
Blood; Urine Test Refusal Unconstitutional in Minnesota!
State v. Trahan / Thompson (the State’s act of criminalizing a driver’s refusal to consent to blood alcohol testing violates due process). This case has huge implications for the validity of many DUI prosecutions in the State of Minnesota. The issue may have an impact on both refusal or test failure cases. As a result, please consult your attorney immediately to determine the applicability of this new precedent to your specific Minnesota DWI case. There are strict deadlines that your attorney will need to meet for both criminal and Implied Consent cases.
In 2021, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that these precedents apply retroactively as well, but it is imperative that you seek counsel immediately in order to preserve your right to challenge past or present cases.