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Penalties for a DWI/DUI in Minnesota can be severe. Possibility of jail, revocation of your driver’s license, criminal probation, and fines and fees, just a few. If you’ve been arrested for DWI/DUI, you should know that there is hope.
Several legal defenses are recognized in Minnesota criminal courts to fight your DWI charge. If the police violated your Constitution rights in any way, you may be able to get your DWI charges dismissed entirely or significantly reduced.
Incarceration – Those who have been convicted of a DWI/DUI are facing possible imprisonment. For misdemeanor DWI/DUI the maximum possible jail sentence is 90 days. If your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is at or above 0.16 or a minor child (16 years or younger) is in the vehicle at the time of arrest, the max period of incarceration increases to up to one year. Penalties for a felony DWI/DUI could include up to seven years imprisonment.
Fines – First time conviction can result in fines up to a $1,000. If your BAC was .16 or above or a minor child was present in car at the time of arrest, fines could increase. Subsequent convictions for gross misdemeanor DWI/DUI can result in fines up to $3,000.
Probation – Up to two years of probation is possible for a first-time DWI/DUI conviction. Probation often requires you complete an alcohol assessment or attend a victim impact meeting.
Driver’s license revocation – Those convicted of DWI/DUI also lose driving privileges for a certain period of time. First time DWI/DUI convictions could result in your driving privileges being revoked for 30 days. If you have a prior DWI/DUI conviction (or an Implied Consent license revocation) on your record, a subsequent DWI conviction (or Implied Consent license revocation) will result in increased revocation time.
Collateral Consequences – A conviction for DWI/DUI carries many other possible negative consequences, such as increase in car insurance premiums, loss of employment and damage to your reputation.