Minneapolis & St. Paul DWI Lawyers
Under Minnesota law, individuals arrested for DWI face both criminal and civil consequences. Criminal consequences may include jail time, probation conditions, serious fines, and enhanced sentences. Civil penalties may involve loss of driving license privileges and forfeiture of your vehicle. It is important to have an attorney who is experienced with both the criminal and civil consequences involved in a DWI arrest.
At Kassius Benson Law, P.A., we provide experienced representation of individuals charged with DWI throughout the state of Minnesota including the counties of Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey, Saint Louis, Otter Tail, Scott, Carver, Stearns, and Wright.
The attorneys at Kassius Benson Law, P.A. represents individual charged with:
Felony, Gross Misdemeanor, and Misdemeanor DWI
Refusal to Submit to Testing
Alcohol Concentration Over 0.08
Alcohol Concentration Over 0.16
Implied Consent Violations
DUI or DWI Punishments and Penalties
A conviction in a DUI or DWI charge may result in significant punishments and penalties. Working with an experienced defense lawyer gives you the best chance to minimize or avoid these potential penalties. If convicted in Minnesota, you face serious penalties:
First Offense — For your first offense, you face up to 90 days in jail, $1,000 in fines and, depending on the circumstances of your case, a driver license suspension.
Second Offense — A second charge in Minnesota is punishable by up to one year in jail, $3,000 in fines and a 180-day driver license suspension.
Third Offense — Third-time offenders receive all the penalties associated with a second DUI, plus possible driver license suspension for as long as one year.
Fourth offense – A fourth offense within 10 years will result in a felony charge that brings with it the stigma and real-life consequences of a felony conviction; potential prison time, inability to obtain housing and employment, and loss of many civil liberties such as voting and jury service.
Protecting Your Rights
Depending on the circumstances, DWI charges can be reduced, or even dismissed. This is especially true when the stop, search, or arrest violated a right to which an individual is guaranteed. Attorney Kassius Benson has the training and experience necessary to identify when the circumstances suggest that the initial stop was not for a valid reason, the field sobriety tests were administered inappropriately, or the breathalyzer or other test was administered incorrectly. When circumstances like these or other important factors arise, Kassius Benson can help you protect your rights.
If you have a DWI or alcohol-related driving charge, an experienced attorney can effectively guide you through the court process. To learn more about how Kassius Benson Law, P.A. can help you, call (612) 333-2755 or fill out the contact us form.