How Do I Beat My DUI Case in MN? You may be wondering how do I beat my DUI case in MN. Often, the first thing to review is how you encountered law enforcement. DUI cases often start with a traffic stop. Some begin when the vehicle is already stopped. In either event, reviewing whether…

Is it Worth Getting a Lawyer for my DWI in MN?   Short answer: yes. It is worth getting a lawyer for your DWI. You likely expect that answer in this post from a law firm representing people on DWIs and criminal defense. However, DWI attorneys know the nuances of DWI laws and can add…

How Much Is a DWI Going to Cost Me in MN? The overall cost a DWI in Minnesota generally varies. There are four levels of DWI in Minnesota. The higher the level (first degree felony is the worst / fourth degree misdemeanor is the least severe), the higher the likelihood you will pay more for…

How Likely is Jail Time for First DWI in MN?  For most people, jail time on a first DWI in Minnesota is unlikely. A more definitive answer mainly depends on how serious that first DWI is and the location of where your DWI occurred. The severity levels of DWIs in Minnesota range from first degree…

Ignition Interlock Updates for 2022 in MN When a driver gets a DWI in Minnesota it often prompts a loss of driver’s license. In many circumstances, there is an option to get on Minnesota’s ignition interlock device program. This will allow a driver to obtain a restricted driver’s license during their revocation period. Recently, Minnesota…

When Do I have the Right to Talk to a Lawyer During a DWI Arrest in MN? “Don’t talk to the cops without an attorney.” Usually, the best advice someone can follow if interacting with law enforcement. The Sixth Amendment guarantees your right to counsel. You also have the right to not incriminate yourself under…

What is First Degree DWI in MN? First Degree DWI is a felony in Minnesota. It is the highest level of DWI in Minnesota. A first offense felony DWI has a maximum sentence of up to seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. A first offense felony DUI in Minnesota does not mean a…

What is Second Degree DWI in MN? 2nd Degree DWI is a gross misdemeanor in Minnesota. Gross misdemeanors have a maximum punishment of up to one year in jail and a $3,000 fine. 2nd Degree DWI is the second most severe level of DWI in Minnesota. 1st Degree Felony DWI is the only more serious…

What is Third Degree DWI in MN? Third Degree DWIs in Minnesota are gross misdemeanor offenses. These carry up to a maximum punishment of up to one year in jail and a $3,000 fine. Third Degree DWIs are neither the worst, nor least severe DWI. Felony First Degree DWI is the worst DWI in Minnesota….

Driving Without a Valid License on Private Property is Permissible Recently, the Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned a driving with a cancelled driver’s license and DWI because the driver was driving on his driveway when the officer arrested him. In State v. Velisek, the court reversed Velisek’s convictions because the statute prohibiting a person with…

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