DWI/DUI Defense Attorney Derek Hansen


Attorney Derek Hansen has worked on hundreds of DWI/DUI cases. He exclusively defends clients accused of driving while impaired, criminal vehicular operation and criminal vehicular homicide. He has obtained dismissals in a variety of criminal and implied consent DWI cases. He has also participated in DWI trials.

Mr. Hansen participated in a high profile DWI case at the Minnesota Supreme Court and in several Court of Appeals cases. He is a member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and is frequently involved in continuing legal education seminars for DWI defense, both as an instructor as well as a student.

Mr. Hansen understands the havoc that a DWI charge causes. He knows what is at stake for you and your family. He puts his knowledge of DWI law into practice to help minimize the consequences of a DWI arrest.

Mr. Hansen keeps up to date on the latest developments in DWI defense and the law and science it entails. He not only works to achieve a positive legal result for clients, he also helps them resolve other life issues, so that they can avoid future legal problems.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts


  • Criminal Defense Issues Relating to Medical Marijuana
  • Using Technology in the Courtroom
Today, our son has been sober for seven months. His marriage has been saved; his relationship with his family is once again fun and vibrant; and his business is the best it has ever been. — John G

State v. Kpedua

County: Ramsey (2007) Charges: Domestic Strangulation Trial Type: Jury Trial Outcome: Motion for Acquittal Granted, client found NOT GUILTY at trial.

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