DWI and DUI Laws
Impaired driving laws in Minnesota continue to change, making understanding the laws, consequences and rights of the accused more difficult. Not only is someone accused of DWI facing prosecution (which includes jail time, fines and probation) but there are time sensitive civil issues including driver’s license revocation, “whisky plates” and even vehicle forfeiture, which often arise before you are even charged with a crime.
Some DWI Circumstances are More Severe
If you’ve had more than one DWI in 10 years, had a child in the vehicle, caused personal injury or had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit or more, you could be facing more severe charges, including a felony. It is critical that you speak to an experienced DWI defense attorney immediately after your arrest so that you know which way to proceed and what is, and is not, required of you by law.