Thursday, July 7, 2011

Minnesota DWI Arrest - Now What?

If you've been arrested for Drunk Driving - you probably have a million questions. These are some of the  most frequent questions I get.

• What's really going to happen to me as a result of my arrest?

Not only will you be facing the possibility of criminal sanctions - you also need to know you could lose your driver's license, have your vehilce's license plates impounded and be subject to having an Ignition Interlock Device installed . 

What kind of penalty am I likely to get after DWI offense?

If it is your first offense, most judges order you to pay a fine, do some sort of community work-service and an have your alcohol use assessed.  If this is your second, third or fourth offense, then the penalties are more severe and could include increased fines, looooong jail sentences, and even the loss of your vehicle.

•Will it is dangerous to take a blood, breath or urine test if I'm asked?

In Minnesota, if you fail to test - back at the station - that's a crime in an of itself.  Before being asked to provide a sample for testing, take advantage of your right to consult an expereinced Minnesota DWI Attorney. Due to the recent changes in the state's DWI laws - you'd be foolish to do otherwise.

•Can a Minnesota DWI Lawyer help avoid a conviction for a first-time DWI arrest?

An experienced and qualified DWI lawyer can help you to avoid or reduce the penalties and punishments you might face, if you've been arrested for Drunk Driving. At a minimum, he'll ensure that the government followed standard procedures and if they failed to do so - he will make the proper arguments in court to ensure that those errors are pointed out.  

If you or someone you love has been arrested for Drunk Driving, you should immediately contact an experienced Minnesota DWI Lawyer to learn your rights and to begin the fight to get you the results you desire. 

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