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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 »

Can I Get a DUI in North Dakota if My Drink Was Spiked?

7th January 2023

Getting a DUI is scary, no matter what the circumstances. But if your drink was spiked and an officer arrested you, you have every right to be angry and frustrated. You may have no idea what will happen if you’ve never been arrested before. A DUI attorney with Sand Law is ready to fight for… Read more »

Holiday DUI Statistics + Steps to Take if You’re Arrested

4th November 2022

As you might expect, holiday DUI statistics don’t paint a pretty picture. A lot of people who usually don’t touch alcohol decide to imbibe a little bit this time of year. Not only does this put other motorists at risk, but it also puts drivers at risk of being pulled over. People might not realize… Read more »

3 Steps to Take After a DUI Arrest in North Dakota - Sand Law PLLC - Minot Fargo North Dakota Criminal Defense DWI Attorneys 3 Steps to Take After a DUI Arrest in North Dakota

12th September 2022

It’s obviously scary after being arrested for a DUI. You’re not only worried about potential jail time and stiff fines, you might also be dreading having an interlock device put on your car. But you’re going to need to keep a clear head – an arrest won’t necessarily mean a conviction. Suppose you took a… Read more »

Is Avoiding DUI Checkpoints Legal - Sand Law PLLC - Fargo Minot North Dakota Criminal Defense Attorneys Is Avoiding DUI Checkpoints Legal?

15th August 2022

If you’ve been driving for any period of time, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve come across a DUI checkpoint on a highway at one time or another. While there’s no doubt that these are legal (although many would question whether or not they’re ethical), it’s important to know that you can try to… Read more »

Can a DUI Defense Attorney Help Reduce my Sentence - Sand Law PLLC - Bismarck Fargo Minot Williston Watford City North Dakota Criminal DWI Defense Lawyers Can a DUI Defense Attorney Help Reduce my Sentence?

20th July 2022

Being charged with a DUI doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to serve the maximum sentence. If you choose the right attorney, you could see that sentence substantially reduced, or possibly even have the charges dropped entirely. While no reputable attorney will ever make any promises, there’s a chance you might not have to face the… Read more »