Minnesota DWI / DUI

Minnesota DWI Lawyer

DWI leads to more arrests than any criminal act in the United States. Because driving while intoxicated is a very serious offense due to the dangers that it poses to other motorists on the roads, it is prosecuted very aggressively. The end result could be a conviction that leads to jail or prison time, fines, license revocation, license plate impoundment (whiskey plates), and future license reinstatement fees. A person also has a criminal record when convicted of DWI and that can cause difficulty when applying for jobs or leasing a place to live.

If you have been accused of Minnesota DWI, you do not have to accept the charges against you. Instead, you can seek the representation of a St. Paul DUI attorney to help you fight the charges. When you challenge the charges, there is a chance that you can obtain a much better outcome in the case.

Experienced DWI Representation

While DWI charges are common, they are also among the most complicated cases.  Many specialized and unique factors are involved in a DWI case. Your Minnesota DWI lawyer at Arechigo & Stokka can challenge some of those factors, which could help obtain a better result than the initial charge. The best result could be reduced charges and even dismissed charges. Statistically, there are not as many convictions in Minnesota as there are charges and this is because not every person charged with DWI is convicted of the crime. They may not be convicted because the arrest process was carried out illegally, field sobriety testing was actually passed when the officer said it was failed, or something about blood, breath, or urine tests are not right and can be challenged. There are many defense strategies that our St. Paul DUI attorney can use in order to secure the proper conclusion in your matter rather than the outcome the prosecution is pursuing.

Fighting The Consequences Of Minnesota DWI

There are many penalties that can result from a Minnesota DWI. In addition to the DWI charges, penalties such as whiskey plates and vehicle forfeiture can be challenged. Both whiskey plates and vehicle forfeiture are civil matters, so a petition must be submitted requesting a hearing on the matter.  You need a Minnesota DWI lawyer familiar with this process. While it is not guaranteed that these penalties can be overturned, there are some cases that are successful. Your St. Paul DWI lawyer can fight the criminal charges and civil penalties on your behalf with the possibility that the penalties are lessened. Even when conviction is imminent, the maximum penalties don’t have to be.

Aggravating factors, such as a minor in the vehicle at the time of the offense, a blood alcohol content of .20 or above, or multiple offenses within the past ten years, can increase the severity of a Minnesota DWI charge.  Our St. Paul DWI lawyers are familiar with these factors and will challenge those, as well.

Contact A St. Paul DUI Attorney

DWI is taken seriously in Minnesota because of the fact that an impaired driver on the road produces a hazard to other drivers. If you have been charged with DWI, you have the right to defend yourself against the charges and can do so with the help of an experienced Minnesota DWI lawyer. Contact a St. Paul DUI attorney at Arechigo & Stokka today at 651-222-6603 to request a free consultation.

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