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Minneapolis-St. Paul DUI, DWI Attorneys: Preserving Your Right To Drive

Losing your driving privileges is one of the most difficult consequences of a DWI arrest. It disrupts the most basic aspects of your life. How will you get to work or school without a license? How will you take your children to their activities? How will you pick up groceries?

Protect Your Right To Drive: Call Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense At 612-474-5420

If you have been arrested for driving while impaired (DWI) in Minnesota, it is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. At our firm, an experienced Minnesota attorney is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We have a long history of success in eliminating or reducing the driving penalties that go along with a DWI or DUI.

Do Not Delay

You only have a limited time to challenge the automatic revocation of your driver’s license. If you do not request a hearing to challenge the revocation within 60 to 63 days, you lose this important right. Your license will be revoked and the DWI will remain on your driving record forever. Don’t wait until the last minute. It takes time to file the challenge to your license revocation. Contact us as soon as possible after your DWI arrest.

How much time you have to challenge the revocation depends on which type of test you took.

  • Breath test: If you blew 0.08 or more on an Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test, you will have 60 days to challenge the automatic license revocation. Check the white piece of paper that the officer gave you that says “Notice and Order of Revocation” at the top. It states that you have a temporary license for seven days and indicates the duration of the automatic driver’s license revocation.
  • Blood or urine test: If you gave a blood or urine sample that indicated an alcohol level of 0.08 or above or the presence of an illegal drug in your system, you will have 63 days to challenge the automatic license revocation. You will receive a letter stating that you have a temporary license for seven days after the date the letter was mailed before the revocation goes into effect. It will also indicate how long your revocation will last.

Stop The Spiral Before It Begins

Depending on your driving record, the loss of driving privileges can range from 90 days to permanent license revocation. The severity of this penalty often tempts people to drive without a valid license. If you are arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked license, you will face additional criminal penalties and sanctions to your driving privileges. You can take steps now to avoid these risks.

Find Out How We Can Help You

Far too often, people assume there is no way to avoid driver’s license revocation after a DWI. Do not make this mistake. Our DUI-DWI lawyers have helped people just like you retain their ability to drive after a DWI arrest. There is no risk or obligation to find out how we can help; call us at 612-474-5420.