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Holiday DUIs - 6 Steps to Take After Being Pulled Over - Sand Law PLLC North Dakota Criminal Defense Lawyers Holiday DUIs: 6 Steps to Take After Being Pulled Over

3rd March 2024

There’s never a good time to be pulled over for DUI, of course, but to have this happen during the holiday season is even worse. Instead of this being the best time of the year, it will suddenly be filled with stress and worry. A DUI conviction has serious consequences. You could be looking at… Read more »

Police officer has pulled over a motorist and is using his flashlight to check the back seat Understanding Search and Seizure Laws: What Every Citizen Should Know

7th February 2024

Summary Search and seizure laws exist to protect citizens from abuses of law enforcement power. To search your property or person, law enforcement must first obtain a search warrant. There are some circumstances in which law enforcement doesn’t need a search warrant, but the requirements are very strict. If your rights have been violated, an… Read more »

Important News about Drinking and Driving - Sand Law PLLC Important News about Drinking and Driving

12th January 2024

Summary Stay up to date with the latest important news about drinking and driving. Texas implemented “Bentley’s Law” (House Bill 303), compelling drunk drivers convicted of killing parents to pay child support. The law, effective since September 1, 2023, mandates payments starting a year after release from prison until the victim’s children turn 18. Other… Read more »

Is it Okay to Drive After Only Two Drinks - Sand Law PLLC North Dakota DUI DWI Criminal Defense Attorney Is it Okay to Drive After Only Two Drinks?

20th December 2023

Summary: Many factors determine how many drinks it takes someone to be too drunk to drive. Even though you might assume it’s okay to drive after a couple of drinks, you could be more impaired than you think. If you rely on a personal breathalyzer to decide whether or not to drive, you need to… Read more »

The Science of Breathalyzers in North Dakota

6th October 2023

Breathalyzers play a critical role in DUI (driving under the influence) cases in Fargo, North Dakota, and across the United States. Manufacturers design these devices to measure a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) from their breath. Understanding the science behind breathalyzers is crucial because it can affect legal outcomes, ensuring fairness in the justice system…. Read more »

What Happens When You Get a DUI in Fargo, North Dakota?

25th September 2023

If an officer has arrested you for suspicion of DUI in Fargo, North Dakota, you’ve probably been through a terrifying experience. Knowing that it happens to thousands of people across our state every year doesn’t make you feel any better. You’re scared of what might happen next and its impact on your life. A Sand… Read more »

Challenging DUI Evidence and Ensuring Fair Legal Proceedings

6th September 2023

Facing a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charge can be daunting, but understanding DUI evidence and your legal rights can help ensure a fair legal process. This article will outline the types of evidence commonly associated with DUI cases, the legal standards that protect your rights, and common defense strategies to challenge DUI evidence. You’ll… Read more »

DUI Defense Attorney Answers Is a field sobriety test accurate for drunk driving - Sand Law PLLC North Dakota DUI DWI Criminal Defense Attorney Blood, Breath, and Tears: Challenging the Accuracy of DUI Testing Methods

4th September 2023

In many states, including North Dakota, field sobriety tests are responsible for helping law enforcement determine whether someone has been drinking. For example, some common types of field sobriety tests include: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test One-Leg Stand Test Walk and Turn Test Finger to Nose Test The Romberg Balance Test The above tests are considered… Read more »

Tools to Help Chronic Drunk Drivers

11th May 2023

Unfortunately, North Dakota has historically been one of the worst states in the country when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol. Our state had a drunk driving accident rating of 11.3 per 100,000 population in 2012. This rate is more than three times the U.S. rate (3.3). South Dakota’s rate was 5.7…. Read more »