Minnesota DWI Attorneys
Get help from a Minnesota DWI Lawyer by selecting your county from the list below or by calling 1-800-852-8005.
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Take the charge seriously.
A conviction for a Minnesota DWI will have long lasting consequences. A criminal record can affect your employment, your future and your personal freedom.
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Understanding the Minnesota DWI laws and courtroom proceedings can be a challenge. Hiring a qualified Minnesota DWI Lawyer from DWI.com who focuses on DWI defense can make a difference in the outcome of your case.
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To fight your Minnesota DWI, use the list above to locate an Minnesota Attorney in your county. But do it now, as time is very critical in a Minnesota DWI case.
Minnesota DWI Laws, Statutes, & Penalties
A DWI arrest in Minnesota will generate two separate legal proceedings, the first of which is a criminal case that will deal with the alleged drunk driving criminal offenses involved, while the other is an administrative proceeding brought forth by the Minnesota Department of Transportation which may result in a revocation of your Minnesota driving privileges. It is important for you to realize the severity of being pulled over and charged for a Minnesota DWI and the immediate and long term consequences which could result from a conviction. Minnesota Statute Section 169.121 states it is a crime for any person to drive, operate or be in physical control of any motor vehicle when the person is under the influence of alcohol, the person is under the influence of a controlled substance, the person is under the influence of a combination of alcohol and drugs and the person’s alcohol concentration is .08% or more. An officer may arrest you for suspicion of a DWI even if your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is under .08% if the officer feels you were operating your vehicle in a dangerous and/or reckless manner.
Minnesota is an “implied consent” state in which all licensed operators of motor vehicles in the state of Minnesota (as well as those who are citizens of another state operating a motor vehicle in Minnesota) have impliedly agreed to field sobriety testing as a term and condition of exercising their Minnesota driving privileges. Additionally Minnesota is a member of the Interstate Driver’s License Compact whereby information on all past DWI offenses in any of the participating 44 member states is shared with Minnesota and will impact the sentencing of your current Minnesota DWI case. You may also want to consider that sentences vary dramatically from county to county and from judge to judge in the state of Minnesota. Careful consideration concerning how you proceed in handling your Minnesota DWI charges, along with your pending criminal and civil court actions should include the advice of a legal professional. An experienced Minnesota DWI attorney can assist you in planning the course of action which best maximizes the protection of your legal rights and the preservation of your Minnesota driving privileges.