Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hennepin County DWIs (Explained)

If you or someone you know has been arrested for DWI or drunk driving, here are a few initial things to know:

1. Consider Contacting a Minnesota DWI Attorney 

When ever your facing a situation unknown to you, it is a good practice to bring yourself up to speed --- to get information --- before you make a decision which will (likely) have longstanding ramifications.  An experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney can ensure that your arrest is handled properly and that you receive the best result under the circumstances - including a dismissal.  If you are unsure about the process, an experienced drunk driving lawyer can help you understand the process and make you aware of your options.

2. Consider Challenging the License Revocation

As part of most Minnesota DWI arrests, the accused may have their driver’s license revoked, their license plates impounded, and/or their vehicle forfeited. If you want to challenge these things, you need to file, in a timely manner, paperwork with the court.  In addition, the time to file these challenges is limited to between 30 and 60 days. If this seems like something you might need help with --- consider contacting a lawyer.  

3. Be Proactive

Most DWI convictions will include - as part of the criminal sentence - certain obligations, including: a chemical dependency evaluation and attmedence at a MADD Victim Impact Panel.  If you do those things before the judge orders you to do that ... you maybe able to earn a better outcome for your case by a more open minded DA and judge who'll see that you are "working on the problem."

If you are facing a Minnesota DWI, DUI, or drunk driving charge, call The Rolloff Law Office for a free consultation at (612) 234-1165.

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