Wednesday, October 14, 2015

MN Mandatory DWI Sentences (Explained)

Minnesota's DWI Laws are some of the toughest in the nation.  And, although a judge might have some discretion as to what your punishment will be --- an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney can help get you out of some of the most serious consequences - including some of the "mandatory" conditions.   

BTW, this dog was NOT arrested for a DWI.  But, if he was ... I'd suggest he get FREE ANSWERS from a good lawyer.

Mandatory MN DWI Sentences

If you are a repeat Minnesota DWI offender (within ten years of a past conviction,) there are "mandatory" minimum sentences that judges are "required" by state law to impose.

One thing you need to know ... in the eyes of the Minnesota DWI law, the term “incarceration” can mean more than just jail.  It can also include: remote electronic alcohol monitoring (REAM) or home detention (EHM). 

Here are the "mandatory" sentences the courts are require to impose for repeat offenders:

Second Offense In a Ten Year Period:  A judge must sentence the offender to 30 days of incarceration with minimum of at least 48 hours of time in a jail or workhouse.  

Third Offense In a Ten Year Period: 90 days incarceration minimum --- with at least 30 days of incarceration - served consecutively in a jail or workhouse.

Fourth Offense In a Ten Year Period (a Felony): 180 days incarceration minimum– At least 30 days of incarceration must be served consecutively in a jail or workhouse.  

If you or someone you love has caught a DWI charge, you can contact the Rolloff Law Office to learn you options ... and find out how to beat these "mandatory" conditions.  Call today to set up your fee consultation: (612) 234-1165


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