Monday, May 21, 2012

What to Expect From Your MN DWI Attorney (Explained)

If you find yourself at the mercy of the criminal justice system, charged with Drunk Driving, you probably already know you are in some pretty serious trouble. It’s not just the (all too often) mandatory jail that should scare you, but the mandatory fines and fees (typically approaching $1500) and the loss of driving privileges (up to 90 day driver’s license suspension on a first-time (misdemeanor) offense) that really adds insult to injury. If you find yourself charged with a Minnesota DWI you need to get a great Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney – but what should you expect from them? Hopefully after you read this post you’ll have a better idea of what we can do for you.

A Minnesota Drunk Driving Lawyer is Not a Miracle Worker
If you are hiring The Rolloff Law Office (or any --- ANY --- lawyer) to come in and represent you on your Drunk Driving arrest and you’re expecting to walk away, and you’re going to be disappointed if you don’t, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. I hate to say that, but it’s impossible to guarantee a victory when you are charged with a DWI. There are bunch of reasons why, but the first and foremost reason is that the deck is stacked against us from the get go.

Any experienced Minnesota DWI Lawyer that you talk to that tells you he’s won more cases than he has lost is either lying to you or he hasn’t had that many cases. These things are hard to win. The laws are set up against you. If you want a great outcome, you’ve got to be willing to fight.

Your DWI Lawyer Should Fight Hard for You
If I would ever find myself charged with a Minnesota DWI (and trust me when I say one never knows when something like this could happen – even if you’ve had nothing to drink) there is one thing I would want to from my lawyer – when the case is over, I want to feel like we gave it everything we had, that we tried our best to win.

Fighting a Minnesota Drunk Driving arrest is a lot like playing a game of basketball against a team that is allowed to play with 7 players to your 5 and has the rules set up so that every time you try anything it’s a foul and any time the other team throws up a shot it goes in the basket. Those are the kind of odds we’re facing. The only way to win in a situation like that is to put your head down and outwork and out hustle the other team. Having that kind of advantage makes you lazy and prone to mistakes. By fighting hard you can create and take advantage of some of those mistakes.

(Maybe you're asking how I know these things - well --- if you've read my bio you know that I cut my teeth on the other side of the aisle.  Yes --- you go with me, and you're hiring a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney who learned the game from the inside - as a former prosecutor.) 

Who You Going to Call?

If you or someone you love needs help with a legal issue - like a Minnesota DWI - if you work with the Rolloff Law Office you'll be guaranteed unparalleled access to us, unparallelled effort, and unparalleled excellence. We fight the good fight. We go down swinging. We leave everything on the floor. If you need a Minnesota DWI attorney, please give us a call: (612) 234-1165

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