Minnesota License Revocation Lawyers & Defense Attorneys
A DWI charge can also lead to a number of administrative and civil sanctions. The revocation of your driver’s license is indeed one of the most serious civil sanctions you will be subjected to accused of a DWI offense. If you or a loved one is facing a license revocation, then it is best to contact a DWI lawyer without any delay.
Right To Challenge License Revocation
Once you receive notice that your license will be revoked, you have the right to challenge your license revocation. However, that challenge must be filed within 30 days of the notice. Your attorney must petition for judicial review immediately. In Hennepin and Ramsey counties, in may cases challenging the license revocation in the court will allow you to obtain a temporary reinstatement of your license pending the civil hearing. Efficient DWI lawyers at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm immediately file a challenge in the civil district court to preserve your rights, irrespective of the DWI criminal case result.
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License Suspension Period in Minnesota
The license revocation period varies with the degree of the offense charged. The revocation period for a first time low-test DWI offense is 90 days and it is 180 days for a second low-test DWI offense which occurred within ten years of the initial violation. The revocation period is 1 year for a third time offense within ten years and 2 years for a fourth time offense. Depending on the offense, the revocation periods will increase and possibly double if you are under 21 years old or if the blood alcohol concentration is above .20 percent. Further, test refusal even for a first time offender will result in a one year revocation. License revocations also vary based upon the timing of prior offenses and the number alcohol-related offenses that the driver has in their lifetime. It is best to consult with a skilled attorney at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm to discuss the duration of your license revocation.
License Suspension & Obtaining A Work Permit
To obtain a limited license (a.k.a. “work permit”) which allows you to drive to work and other limited activities after a license revocation, there will be a period of time during which you can not drive. The revocation periods depends primarily on the degree of the charges brought against you. For a first offense in a lifetime with an alcohol concentration below .20 percent the revocation period is 15 days before you may apply for a work permit. But if it is your second offense within ten years you have to wait for three months to apply for a work permit. These waiting periods may increase based upon your record, the facts in your case, and the test itself. Therefore, it is important to have the guidance of an experienced DWI lawyer to help you understand and navigate the proceedings and rules.
Reinstatement Fee and Driver’s License Test
To reinstate your license after the revocation period, one needs to pay a reinstatement fee of $680.00 plus fees, pass a written driver’s license test with questions concentrating on alcohol consumption, and obtain the approval of a License Evaluator with the Department of Public Safety.
Consulting an Efficient Minnesota DWI Lawyer
Minnesota statutes provide that an individual is not allowed to drive while their license is revoked. If you are arrested doing so, you can be charged with additional driving offenses and severely compromise your pending DWI case. Consulting an experienced lawyer will help you understand the necessary rules and regulations and will prevent you from violating the law. The DWI lawyers at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm have the experience to provide you with professional support and help, which is essential to protect your rights and your driver’s license.
Fighting a license revocation is not easy and it requires considerable expertise and skill. Caplan DWI Lawyers have successfully dealt with numerous license revocation cases.
Our Minnesota DWI Defense Lawyers represent clients throughout Minnesota and Wisconin, including the Twin Cities areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Anoka, Andover, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Chanhassen, Chaska, Columbia Heights, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Elk River, Hudson, Lakeville, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Moundsview, Plymouth, Richfield, Roseville, White Bear Lake and Woodbury. We also represent clients in other parts of the state including Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Moorhead and beyond.
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