Minnesota DWI Attorneys & Defense Lawyers
With a constant increase in the number of DWI cases being reported every year, the Minnesota legislature has made DWI laws stricter and has also raised the penalties. Having knowledge of DWI laws and penalties will help you understand the consequences and penalties if you are convicted. The following is a brief overview of the DWI penalties in the State of Minnesota.
If you are charged with DWI offense you will face criminal penalties along with civil sanction that include license revocation, and for individuals with prior convictions or aggravating factors, plate impoundment and vehicle forfeiture. Penalties are based on the seriousness of the offense committed and driving history. If you have a prior DWI conviction then you should be prepared to face more severe DWI charges.
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Fourth Degree DWI
Misdemeanor and an offender can be sentenced up to 90 days of imprisonment and a penalty of $1000.
Third Degree DWI & Second Degree DWI
These two categories of DWI are gross misdemeanors and the penalty is up to a $3000 fine and one year imprisonment. The second degree DWI offense may allow the State to seize your motor vehicle and you will face a longer revocation of your driver’s license.
First Degree DWI
Is considered as felony and the offender can be sentenced to seven years of imprisonment and a fine of $14,000.
If you have four DWI offenses, within ten years, then the charge will be a felony and the DWI penalties will be more severe in this case.
Penalties and Punishments for Felony DWI
Individuals charged with a felony DWI charge face a prison sentence of not less than three years. A person who is sentenced to an executed felony sentence will also have a five year conditional release term upon their release during which they are under strict monitoring. If the offender fails to abide by the conditions of
their release they can be ordered back into prison for the remaining duration of the conditional release.
Penalties and Punishments for Commercial Vehicular Driving
The penalties and punishment for a DWI while driving a commercial vehicle are as serious as those for individuals driving their own cars. However, you can be convicted of a DWI while operating a commercial vehicle is your blood alcohol content is .04 or greater. Additionally your commercial driver’s license can be revoked for a year if you are convicted of a DWI.
DWI Lawyers & Defense Attorneys Minneapolis
Are you charged with a DWI offense and worried about penalties? Our highly qualified and dedicated lawyers at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm can help you. Whatever the degree of DWI charge against you, experienced and dedicated DWI Lawyers at Caplan Law Firm can aggressively represent you in these very complex situations. Caplan DWI attorneys are known for successfully handling extremely complex charges and 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.
Serving statewide in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Wright County, Sherburne County, Scott County and Carver County.