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When charged with Driving Under the Influence in Minnesota, you are facing two distinct and separate legal processes:
- Criminal proceedings charging you with violations of Minnesota DUI laws; and
- A civil administrative process whereby the state of Minnesota revokes driving privileges, confiscates license plates and may force drivers to forfeit vehicles.
The civil process continues even if the criminal charges are later dismissed. Drivers charged with violations of Minnesota DUI laws must affirmatively bring a petition for judicial review if they wish to contest the civil penalties before it is too late. If you have been charged with DUI, act now to preserve your freedom and protect your future.
Consequences To Avoid If At All Possible
A conviction for violation of any DUI law in Minnesota (also known as an “MN DWI” law) will most likely remain on your permanent driving record and leave you with a criminal record for life. Your driving privileges may be at risk. A criminal record may prevent job opportunities and have other negative repercussions.
Be sure you are making informed choices before you proceed to court after a drunk driving arrest. Brain Steele at Steele Law PLLC is committed to ensuring you understand what your options are and likely outcomes of each one.
The severity of the Driving Under the Influence penalty imposed depends on the level of the offense charged. The level of charge is primarily determined by the number of prior qualified driving offenses an individual has had in the past 10 years. For example, a DUI first offense within a 10-year period is treated very differently than a DUI second offense in the same 10-year period under the MN DWI law.
Minnesota DUI laws are some of the harshest in the nation. The attorneys of Steele Law PLLC are a valuable resource for persons charged with a violation of a Minnesota DUI law. Each Minnesota DUI attorney at Steele Law PLLC is dedicated to finding solutions for citizens charged with Minnesota’s most common crime: “Driving Under the Influence” pursuant to Minnesota Statute 169A.20. We can advise you on:
- How your case is likely to proceed if you refused the breath test
- How to keep your driving privileges
- Whether your case may lead to minimum criminal penalties or maximum criminal penalties and how to pursue the least punitive outcome
- How your repeat DUI case may differ from your previous first-time offense
- How to pursue recovery of property such as your car that was forfeited in connection with your arrest
Take Charge Of Your Future Now After A DUI Arrest
Initial consultations for Minnesotans charged with DUI are free at Steele Law PLLC. Call 612-285-3756 or submit an email inquiry through this website. Talk with a DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible for best results.