No one thinks it will happen to them. You certainly didn’t, but here you are. You’ve been charged with driving while intoxicated. It is your first time dealing with something like this, and you have no idea what to do or what to expect. The good news is, you do not have to tackle the DWI charge or face the Minnesota criminal court system alone.
The criminal consequences
The consequences tied to a conviction on a first-offense DWI can be significant, depending on the details of your case. If found guilty, at the bare minimum, you may be looking at some time behind bars and have to pay fines. In worst-case scenarios, you may be looking at a longer time in jail, hefty fines and the court may require you to attend a rehabilitation program — among other penalties.
The administrative consequences
Anytime anyone is arrested for DWI, the loss of driving privileges is to be expected. How long you lose your license depends on several factors. In some cases, driving privileges may be restored quickly, while in others, it may take some time. For some individuals, the installation of an ignition interlock device may be required once driving privileges are restored. Legal counsel can help you deal with the administrative side of things and help you regain your license as swiftly as possible.
First-time DWI offenders in Minnesota have the right to defend themselves and defend themselves they should. An arrest doesn’t mean a conviction is guaranteed. Legal counsel will work diligently to help you fight the charges and achieve the best outcome possible. To learn more about this topic, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.