Memorial Day is right around the corner, and for a number of Minnesotans, that means that the next few months will involve a fair amount of boating on some of the many lakes or rivers across the state. Just like when you’re behind the wheel of a vehicle, you need to drive sober when you’re […]
Can Police Pull Over Your Boat Whenever They Want?
Minnesota traffic laws hold that police cannot stop a driver unless they have probable cause to believe that a violation has occurred. You are protected against unreasonable searches and seizures, so police can’t just randomly stop you and start looking for evidence of a crime. If they have no probable cause for pulling you over, […]
Can You Drink A Beer While Driving A Boat In Minnesota?
Now that the weather is warming up, we can expect to get an increase of calls from individuals who were charged with driving a boat while under the influence of alcohol. Boating While Intoxicated is similar to a Driving While Intoxicated charge you might receive while driving a car, but there are some clear differences. […]