MN Supreme Court Grant’s Review


On November 27, 2012, the Minnesota Supreme Court accepted review of the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ decision in Nielsen v. 2003 Honda Accord. The issue is whether an individual’s motor vehicle exemption (of $4,600.00) is applicable to vehicle forfeitures. If the Supreme Court determines that the exemption is applicable, it would greatly limit the State’s ability to seek forfeiture of vehicles following a DWI or Drug Arrest.