In Minnesota a DWI (sometimes called a DUI) can have serious long-term consequences. You have rights that can protect you when you are charged with a DWI in Minnesota, but it is critical that you consult with an experienced and skilled Minnesota DWI attorney AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. There are very short deadlines that need to be followed in order for you to protect your rights.
Some of the Consequences of a DWI DUI are
- Jail: including 30, 90 or even 180 days MANDATORY Jail
- Prison: 3,4 or even 6 years for repeat DWI DUI offenders
- Vehicle Forfeiture: which means the police take your car
- Fine: of up to $1,000, $3,000 or even $14,000
- Loss of Driver’s License: for up to 6 years
- Loss of Commercial Driver’s License (CDL): possible LIFETIME BAN
- Prohibition: cannot enter Canada with a DWI/DUI conviction
- Job termination: for loss of driver’s license
- Insurance: dramatically increased automobile insurance costs
- Whiskey Plates: license Plate Impoundment and Special Series Plates aka “Whiskey Plates”
Some Recent Cases*
- 4th Degree DWI – Case Dismissed
- 4th Degree DWI- Case Dismissed (Nicollet County)
- 3rd Degree DWI- Case Dismissed (Jackson County)
- Felony Assault – NOT GUILTY jury verdict (Nicollet County)
- 3rd Degree DWI – Case Dismissed
- Rioting – NOT GUILTY jury verdict (Blue Earth County)
- Underage Consumption – Charges dropped
- Malicious Punishment of Child – NOT GUILTY jury verdict
- Minor Consumption – All charged dropped (Nicollet County)
- Criminal Vehicular Operation – Reduced to Careless Driving
- 4th Degree DWI – Reduced to Careless Driving
- Domestic Assault – NOT GUILTY jury verdict
- Vehicle Forfeiture – Truck Returned after hearing
- 3rd lifetime DWI – 5 days Jail
- 5th Degree Assault – reduced to disorderly conduct
- Felony Assault – reduced to misdemeanor
- Vehicle Forfeiture – Corvette returned following hearing
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