Second-Degree DWI Defense In Minneapolis, St. Paul And Across Minnesota
The conviction of a second-degree DWI lines you up for a potential felony-level conviction should you ever face drunk driving charges again. It also leaves you vulnerable to various consequences, including up to one year in jail, $3,000 in fines, and a lifetime revocation of your driver’s license.
Limit The Consequences: Call Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense At 612-474-5420
Our DWI defense attorneys will take all steps possible to dismiss or reduce the charges against you. Our goal at all times is to leave you in a better position than when you first reached out to us. Let us help you fight your criminal charges, keep your driving privileges and regain control over your future.
Actions That Result In Second-Degree DWI Charges
Driving while impaired, or driving under the influence (DUI), involves operating any motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. To reach second-degree charges, you must meet one of the following:
- A third DWI in 20 years
- A second DWI in 10 years, compounded by a chemical test refusal or other aggravating factors
- A first DWI, compounded by two aggravating factors
Aggravating factors include:
- A previous conviction within the past 10 years
- A blood alcohol content (BAC) of .16 or more
- The presence of a child under 16 years of age in the motor vehicle
We Know How To Defend Against These Charges
Our lead DWI defense lawyer, Ryan Pacyga, focuses his entire practice on defending clients against drunk driving charges. He also spends a great deal of time teaching other lawyers about DWI laws and defense tactics.
He is known for aggressive advocacy that gets results. He never shies away from court and has built a strong record of success. Let him put his experience and zealous representation style to work in your case.
Call To Speak With An Attorney Immediately
No matter the time of day or night, if you are facing charges for second-degree DWI, you need immediate legal help. That is why we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No matter where you are or what time it is, pick up the phone now and call us.