Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Minnesota DWI Questions - Answered

With the upcoming holidays, they'll be the opportunity to eat, drink and be merry.  If you do a little too much of either, you could subject yourself to the possibility of a ticket or legal charges.  Before you get your "ho-ho-ho" on, here are some things that you might want to keep in mind.  These are some of the frequently asked questions I get, as a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney.
  1. Will I be able to get my case dismissed because I was not read my rights?
    Probably not. But if you were interrogated after being placed in custody, your statements cannot be used against you.
  2. Will I go to jail?
    An experienced Minnesota DWI Attorney may be able to keep you out.
  3. I had three alcohol related driving offenses within the past ten-years, what's going to happen to me?  The "look back" period in the State of Minnesota is 10 years.  If you've been found guilty of DWI and/or loss your driver's license as the result of a drunk driving arrest (within the past 10 years) each of those old arrest can be used to enhance the new charge you're facing.  If this is your 4th such incident in the past 10 years - you're no looking at the possibility of being charged with a Felony.
  4. Am I a bad person, because I was arrested for a MN DWI?
    No, but you are well advised to never, never smell like alcohol while behind the wheel. You do not need to feel humiliated.
  5. What if I burped within twenty minutes of blowing?
    The breath machine may have read alcohol from your stomach rather than you lungs. The result may be incorrect. A similar problem occurs with dentures.

What Should You Do?
My approach to handling my client's cases is informed by my previous experience prosecuting cases for the government.  That inside knowledge, of the government's schemes and motivations, has helped me win my clients the results they want --- not just what the State is willing to offer.  

If you (or someone you love) thinks that they need a lawyer, you probably need a lawyer. Call the Rolloff Law Office today and schedule a no-cost, no obligation consultation - today.

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