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Blood test ruled unconstitutional criminal law DUI alcohol midemeanor attorney lawyer North Dakota US Supreme Court Overturns North Dakota DUI – Blood Test Law

27th February 2020

Blood Tests for DUI Arrests Ruled Unconstitutional In a June 23, 2016 decision, the United States Supreme Court held that a North Dakota law that imposes criminal penalties for failing to take a blood test in a drunk driving case violates the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. The opinion in Birchfield v. North Dakota, 136… Read more »

13 Most Common Oilfield Injuries and Accidents - Sand Law PLLC North Dakota Oil Field Personal Injury Attorney 13 Most Common Oilfield Injuries and Accidents

26th February 2020

A lot of jobs can be dangerous, but the oil and gas industry is one of the deadliest, especially when it comes to working in an oilfield. When asked about the high number of severe injuries in the occupation, OSHA chief David Michaels responded with, “It’s not at all surprising. It’s consistent with the very… Read more »

What Are Your Miranda Rights? - Sand Law North Dakota - Criminal Defense Attorney What Are Your Miranda Rights?

10th February 2020

“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 provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights… Read more »

Common Causes of Car Accidents in North Dakota - Car Accident Personal Injury Attorney - Sand Law PLLC - North Dakota Common Causes of Car Accidents in North Dakota

28th January 2020

Everybody fears the possibility of being involved in a car accident. Driving by the scene of a car crash on the road can be extremely upsetting, as it often reveals totaled vehicles and injured victims. Unfortunately, even with the latest technological advancements in automobile safety, accidents continue to occur, mainly due to human error. Continue reading to… Read more »

What You Need to Know About a DUI in North Dakota - Sand Law PLLC - North Dakota What You Need to Know About a DUI in North Dakota

14th January 2020

If you think that driving with a drink or two in your system is not a big deal, think twice before getting in the car.  Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol is not only unlawful but also dangerous both for the driver and for the other participants in the traffic. Nevertheless, it… Read more »

man charged with theft - criminal theft in north dakota - criminal lawyer - theft lawyer - sand law pllc The Consequences of Misdemeanor and Felony Theft in North Dakota

18th April 2019

Theft is by far one of the most common crimes committed and prosecuted in almost any modern society. Theft in North Dakota is no different. Acts of theft in North Dakota vary widely from small infractions, like shoplifting a candy bar, to violent acts of extortion. Naturally, the North Dakotans who commit theft vary just… Read more »

North Dakota DUI Laws

31st October 2017

Driving under the influence (DUI), also known as driving while impaired (DWI), carries significant penalties in North Dakota. A DUI conviction carries both criminal and administrative penalties. This means that you risk losing your driver’s license in addition to receiving a fine or being sentenced to jail time. Criminal Penalties of a DUI On the… Read more »

defense attorney - north dakota - sand law pllc Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer, Even for Small Charges

12th October 2017

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 »

North Dakota DUI Penalties - Sand Law PLLC North Dakota DUI Attorney North Dakota DUI Penalties

22nd March 2017

DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) offenses are serious because of the potentially life-threatening consequences. Therefore, North Dakota courts assess penalties on a tiered basis for DUI offenses. This means that the level of punishment you could receive is dependent on how many offenses, specifically drinking-and-driving offenses, you have incurred in… Read more »

Oil Field Creates Dangerous Conditions - Sand Law North Dakota Oil Field Creates Dangerous Conditions

22nd March 2017

North Dakota oil fields are distinctly dangerous, according to various reports of injuries and deaths that occur across the state within the oil and gas extraction industries. Statistics on North Dakota Oil Field Dangers In 2015, North Dakota had the highest workplace fatality rate with 12.5 deaths per 100,000 workers. By contrast, the national average… Read more »