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What are the Penalties for a DUI /DWI in Minnesota?
What are the Penalties for a DUI /DWI in Minnesota?
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Drunk driving charges are serious in the state of Minnesota.Click To Tweet

 

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident, you can find yourself facing hefty fines, the loss of your license, jail time, other administrative penalties, and a criminal record. Obviously, these are consequences that can severely curtail your freedom – not to mention making life a whole lot tougher for you in the future.

 

How can you avoid a DUI conviction and all of the


Multiple Children Does Not Mean Multiple Aggravating Factors in DWI Cases
Multiple Children Does Not Mean Multiple Aggravating Factors in DWI Cases
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Under Minnesota’s DWI laws, an impaired driver’s criminal charges can be “enhanced” or made more serious if:

 

 

DWI charges can include one or more aggravating factor. But what about having multiple kids in the car during a DWI


Minnesota Alcohol Limit Lowered for Aggravating Factor in DWI Charges
Minnesota Alcohol Limit Lowered for Aggravating Factor in DWI Charges
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Effective August 1, 2015, it is an aggravating factor to operate a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.16 or higher in Minnesota. Prior to August 1, 2015, the limit was 0.20 to be considered an aggravating factor warranting harsher punishment.

 

Under Minnesota’s Driving While Impaired law, it is illegal to drive, operate, or be in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. If a driver’s alcohol concentration at the time


What You Need To Know About Minnesota DWI Defense
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If you have been charged with DWI, you need a Minnesota attorney who will protect your rights as the legal process unfolds. A conviction for drunk or impaired driving may result in a jail sentence, a monetary fine, or a driver’s license suspension. It can also make it harder to get into a schooling program or apply for a job. You need to know what you are up against and how to defend yourself against a DWI charge.

 


The Basics of Minnesota DWI/DUI Charges
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Most people know the legal limit for drinking and driving is .08% BAC for those 21 and over. Once you reach that point however, the laws can get pretty confusing. Here are some things you need to know about DUI/DWI laws in Minnesota.

 

“Pleading the Fifth” doesn’t really work.  You cannot refuse a chemical test without some consequences. Minnesota has an implied consent law, meaning all drivers are required to submit to a chemical test of their blood, breath,


Minnesota’s Ignition Interlock Program and New 2011 DWI Laws
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Minnesota’s DWI laws changed on July 1, 2011 by introducing the Ignition Interlock pilot program.  The program provides a pathway for persons with suspended, withdrawn, cancelled or revoked drivers licenses to get their driving privileges back by agreeing to install the ignition interlock device in their vehicles.  This article gives an overview of the ingition interlock program, explains what the ignition interlock device actually is and how persons charged with DWI are affected.

 

Quick Overview of the New 2011


What to Do If You Receive an Order to Impound Your Vehicle License Plates in Minnesota
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Because Minnesota DUI and DWI law is so strict and unforgiving, if a police officer orders that your vehicle license plates be impounded, you need the help of a Minnesota Criminal Attorney immediately.  Do not wait to see what happens.  You only have 30 days to challenge the impound order.  There are no exceptions and there is not a grace period.

 

The consequence of having vehicle license plates impounded affects everyone who has access to the car.  If the


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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