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Oilfield Injuries | Third Party Liability & Worker’s Compensation

4th January 2018 | BIll Sand

Working in the oil and gas industry can be dangerous. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) includes oil and gas under the broad category of “mining.” Oil and gas related accidents account for over 70% of fatal accidents within the entire mining industry, and the fatality rate for the oil and gas industry is… Read more »

North Dakota Federal Charges

26th December 2017 | BIll Sand

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of North Dakota is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes throughout the state and for prosecuting all violent crimes occurring within the Fort Berthold Reservation, the Spirit Lake Reservation, and the Turtle Mountain Reservation. Federal criminal charges are generally much more serious than state charges, even when the… Read more »

Criminal Defense in Minot, North Dakota

18th December 2017 | BIll Sand

Facing criminal charges can be intimidating. For many people, being arrested, questioned by law enforcement, or charged with a crime comes as a surprise and may be that person’s first interaction with the criminal justice system. On the other hand, the state’s prosecutors are in court every day prosecuting thousands of offenses each year. In… Read more »

North Dakota Construction Liens

14th December 2017 | BIll Sand

Changes in population and industry are usually accompanied by a corresponding change in construction and maintenance work. North Dakota has experienced significant population volatility in the last few years and continue to experience changes as people move into the state and move around within the state. Construction may increase even without an actual demographic shift… Read more »

DUI Laws in Minot, North Dakota

29th November 2017 | BIll Sand

Driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence (DWI/DUI) is one of the most common criminal charges brought in Minot, Ward County, and across the State of North Dakota. In 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard two DWI/DUI cases from North Dakota, one from Morton County and one from Bowman County. Driving under the… Read more »

North Dakota Business Law Attorneys

3rd November 2017 | Sand Law, PLLC

Whether you are building a new business from the ground up or looking to expand a successful operation, it is important to make sure you are proceeding on legally solid footing. Sand Law, PLLC is an established North Dakota law firm serving businesses at all stages of development. With offices in Bismarck, Minot, Watford City,… Read more »

North Dakota DUI Laws

31st October 2017 | BIll Sand

Driving under the influence (DUI), also known as Driving while impaired (DWI) or actual physical control (APC), carries significant penalties in North Dakota. A DUI conviction carries both criminal and administrative penalties – meaning that you may risk losing your driver’s license in addition to receiving a fine or being sentenced to jail time. Criminal… Read more »

North Dakota Lien, Contract, and Business Lawyers

17th October 2017 | BIll Sand

Over the past decade, Western North Dakota witnessed a massive expansion in population, construction, and oil production. This growth gave rise to thousands of new corporation filling needs across the Bakken oil field and the state itself. From roustabout and pipeline services to residential construction and commercial leasing, Sand Law grown to service all of… Read more »

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer, Even for Small Charges

12th October 2017 | Sand Law, PLLC

Many people who are charged with a small crime considerably underestimate the possible consequences of that charge. Even if you are not convicted of the crime and don’t have to face official penalties, the proceedings themselves can have a significantly adverse effect on your life and livelihood. This is why you need a dedicated criminal… Read more »

Most Common Drug Defenses in North Dakota

29th September 2017 | Sand Law, PLLC

Whether you are facing prosecution for possession of a controlled substance or the intent to sell or distribute an illegal substance, you may have a number of potential legal defenses available to assert. Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, choosing the right drug defense in North Dakota can dramatically reduce the potential punishment… Read more »