St. Charles Crime

St. Charles Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • John Weiss: Pope & Young director protects 'soul...

    Thursday Feb 16 | via Post-Bulletin 

    Joe Bell, new executive director of the Pope & Young Club stands in front of some of the bows made by Fred Bear. The bows are in the club's museum in Chatfield.


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  • Pilot Mound resident faces charges after allegedly s...

    Saturday Feb 11 | via The Chatfield News 

    A 35-year-old Pilot Mound man was arrested for second degree assault after the Fillmore County Sheriff's Office received reports of suspicious gunshots near his home just after midnight on Friday, Feb. 10. The Fillmore County sheriff's emergency 911 dispatch received a report at 12:49 a.m. of suspicious gunshots in the 31000 block of Gunflint Road in Pilot Mound Township, north of Pilot Mound. A resident of the area reported seeing a dark colored vehicle driving by and then hearing gunshots, according to Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase.


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St. Charles Law

Would it be recommended I get a lawyer? What is the best case scenario? How can a lawyer help? Maximum consequences?
This last Saturday morning (9/17 at 1 A.M.) I was driving my friend's car when I was pulled over because he had an object (Graduation tassel) hanging from the rear view mirror, after I presented my license (I couldn't find the registration because it was my friend's car and he had just got the car recently) the officer asked me to step out of the car and preform sobriety tests. After walking a straight line and balancing on one foot, the officer tested me and arrested me for a DWI. After getting back to the station, I took their test that indicated my BAC was .17 and I was then charged with a 3rd degree DWI. I spent the night in jail and paid $600 for my bail the next day. I have yet to meet in court or figure out most of my consequences, as of now all I have is a clipped license (with suspension for 1 year). The only other legal issues I have encountered are 2 minors, but the first one I got off of my record because of the Minor Diversion Program.
You would be best served to discuss your options and consequences with an attorney. There are plenty here on AVVO, if...
What should I do? Its my first DUI.
I cant afford a lawyer. I asked the Judge to provide me a lawyer but he wont. Wouldnt that violate the 6th Amendment? I also tried to find the local bar association in Winona but I cant find it anywhere online. Its my first time getting DUI so im clueless on what to do.
You only get a court appointed lawyer if you qualify financially. You must make or have too much money. The threshold...
Police gave me an underage drinking ticket but didn't breathalyze me- They don't have proof so how can they do that?
Police asked if I'd been drinking, I said yes but only a couple sips, they didn't breathalyze me but still gave me a ticket.
The underage drinking laws are "not a drop" laws. The police officer will say that there was reason to believe you had...
Is there a statute of limitations for traffic violations? I was charged with drunk driving on Maui 18 years ago.
Because I never paid the fines they are blocking me from getting a license in Minnesota. I am now 100% disabled and cannot afford to pay the fines which are nearly $900 Although the violations fort these fine happened 18-22 years ago Hawaii put a block on my license in 2005. How does that work?
Yes there is a statute of limitations on criminal offenses. But, the statute only sets a deadline for when the charges...
How long does an unresolved dui stay active / on my driving record in California?
I got a dui a few years back which ruined my job situation and forced me to end my small business, so I ended up having to move out of state. Since I didn't finish the classes, or pay them the $3,000+ in fines I have a problem. I want to get my license in Minnesota, but I need a clean driving record to do so. Does the mark go away at some point? What should I do to resolve this?
If a person is being denied a drivers license in Minnesota as the result of unmet conditions of license reinstatement...
Is it DWI if BAC was lower than .08 at the time of driving?
If person is below .08 at time of driving/accident, then drinks to a .15 between time of driving/ accident and the test, can the person be convicted? The test was 2.5 hours after accident.
The is a frequently used defense to argue that the test results do not reflect the situation at the time of driving....
I was pulled over for stuff hanging from my mirror which I did not have on there-so he gave me a breath test which was .08
The Video should show or does the cop have to prove I had stuff there and what it was? There was nothing there.
If there is a video, it will likely be unclear whether there is something hanging from your mirror. However, if...