Charged with your First MN DWI? Everything you need to know.

If you’ve been charged with a DWI in Minnesota, you are likely unaware of the road that lies ahead. This is a serious charge with significant consequences. Aside from the potential jail time and monetary fine, you may also be subjected to a revocation of your driver’s license, increased insurance costs, loss of employment, and a prohibition from entering into Canada. Depending on the severity of the charge, the state may also take your license plates and even your vehicle.

Many people believe their best course of action is to plead guilty and hope for a probationary sentence. However, doing so will result in a criminal conviction and many of the collateral consequences listed above. All too often, people believe that DWIs are impossible to fight. This just isn’t true. The attorneys at Leverson Budke, PLLP have negotiated positive outcomes in numerous cases. And when an agreement could not be reached, they have successfully argued for charges to be dismissed entirely.
It is important that you begin defending against this charge immediately. In addition to requesting police reports and squad videos, Minnesota law requires you to sue the Commissioner of Public Safety if you wish to have your license revocation undone prior to the date listed on the Notice and Order of Revocation. This must be done within 30 days! If you choose not to do this, your driving record will reflect that your license was revoked as a result of a DWI — regardless of the outcome of the criminal matter. For this reason, it is imperative that you contact a MN DWI lawyer right away

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