Lawyer Roundtable: Being an Advocate [Video]

Any lawyer worth their salt will acknowledge the importance of being an advocate for their client. In fact, according to Daniel Guerrero and Zachary Bauer, Meshbesher & Spence’s criminal defense team, it’s a major part of the job. In this roundtable discussion, both lawyers talk about what being an advocate means to them….

Friday night DWI Crackdown: Department of public safety gets serious

A record 160 arrests were made last Friday night for driving while intoxicated (DWI), despite repeated warnings from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (MDPS) that law enforcement would be cracking down.
Authorities announced last Thursday that they planned to have 150 squad cars from more than 70 different agencies on the streets throughout the metro area …

Zach Bauer: The Truth About DUI

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious offense, costing drivers the ability to drive and work. In many cases, drivers are even be forced to pay hefty fines or serve jail time for a DUI arrest. Recently, Zach Bauer, a partner at Meshbesher & Spence in Rochester, Minnesota, spoke to a local radio station about the dangers of drinking and driving.
The Facts…

Why you need an experience criminal defenses Attorney in a DWI case

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), more than 30,000 people are arrested for DWI in Minnesota every year. In 2013, drunk driving claimed the lives of 95 Minnesotans (10,076 nationally) as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Each of these cases is unique depending on the situation. Your responsibility while …

Misdemeanor v.Felony

Having a basic understanding of the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is a great first step to understanding the law.
In the state of Minnesota, criminal charges can be classified in one of the following categories (each one more severe than the next): petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony.
Minnesota statutes define these ch…

Zach Bauer:Domestic and sixth Degree Assault[Podcast]

Assault is a serious crime, often resulting in jail time. But while domestic and fifth degree assaults are very different, they also share a few commonalities. Meshbesher & Spence’s Zach Bauer stopped by KROC AM recently to discuss domestic assault, fifth degree assault, and the difference between the two.
Domestic and Fifth degree Assaults: The Difference…

Zach Bauer: How new DUI law impacts Minnesota [Podcast]

On August 1st, a new DUI law took affect in Minnesota that tightens the restrictions on intoxicated drivers. The law brings a fundamental change for Minnesota drivers, making it more important than ever that they think before getting behind the wheel after drinking. Recently, Meshbesher & Spence’s Zach Bauer stopped by KROC FM to discuss what Minnesotans need to know about…

The Truth about the lie detector:polygraphed Explained

In the movies they make it all look so easy, an innocent man answers a handful of simple questions, all while hooked up to a polygraph machine. The polygraph test, administered by an expert, can confirm our hero is telling the truth about his innocence and is set free.
If only life were like the movies.
What is a polygraph test?
The truth is, no matter how r…