Minnesota Felony DWI Lawyer & Attorney
You will be charged with a felony DWI if you: have had three prior DWIs or alcohol related driver’s license revocations within the last 10 years; have previously been convicted of a felony DWI during anytime in the past; and/or have previously been convicted of a CVO (criminal vehicular operation). Felony DWI is a serious crime, and you need an attorney who is very experienced and successful in defending felony DWI clients. The Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm is one of the most experienced and successful law firms in defending felony DWI cases. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation.
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Felony DWI Penalties
A felony DWI carries a number of penalties which will affect you for the rest of your life.
You face up to 7 years in prison and/or $14,000.00 in fines;
You face a mandatory minimum penalty of 3 years in prison. This penalty may be waived only when a person submits to a long-term monitoring program that includes treatment, abstinence, and years of alcohol monitoring;
Your sentence will remain a felony and not be subject to any plea negotiations that allows a felony sentence to be reduced to a misdemeanor after a period of time;
If you’re sent to prison, you must complete 5 years of conditional release upon conclusion of your prison sentence. This release will include treatment and alcohol monitoring;
You will lose your driver’s license privilege for a minimum of two years but most likely up to 4 years;
Your vehicle will be forfeited, i.e., permanently taken from you; and
If you ever do receive your driver’s license back at anytime in the future, it will be an alcohol restricted (B-Card) license, wherein ANY use of alcohol (regardless of whether the use is driving related) will violate your license.
Criminal Vehicular Operation (CVO)
This charge involves a person who is driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and causes an accident that injures or kills someone. This is a very serious crime.
If a person is convicted of a CVO that involves injury to another person, he/she will receive significant jail time and a lengthy driver’s license revocation period, even if they’ve never had a prior DWI or alcohol related offense.
If a person is convicted of a CVO that involves the death of another person, he/she will receive a 4 year prison sentence under the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines, even if they’ve never had a prior DWI or alcohol related offense.
You must have a defense attorney who knows how to defend against a CVO charge. You need a criminal lawyer that has a proven track record of success. At the Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, we have six attorneys who are extremely capable in defending against the CVO charge.
Defense Lawyers/Attorneys and Felony DWIs and CVOs
Felony DWI and/or CVO are the most serious driving related criminal charges that any person could receive in Minnesota. A criminal defense attorney needs to vigorously defend someone who is accused of felony DWI or CVO.
A criminal lawyer must be able to understand the felony DWI and CVO laws and how they affect a client. The criminal attorney must have extensive experience with scientific areas such as: toxicology, phlebotomy, testing procedures, intoxicants, effects of medications on toxicology, effects of diabetes on toxicology, metabolic processes, and effectively working with forensic experts.
At the Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm our criminal felony DWI and CVO attorneys know how to successfully defend you in court. Our felony DWI lawyers have far-reaching experience throughout the state in defending felony DWI and CVO cases. Whether your case is in Anoka County, Ramsey County, Hennepin County, Washington County, Sherburne County, Scott County, Dakota County, Carver County, St. Louis County, Olmsted County, Stearns County, or any other county in the state, the Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm knows how to effectively defend your case.
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.
Contact the Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. by calling 612-436-7040 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Minneapolis, St Paul, Twin Cities, Minnesota, DWI Lawyer.
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