Minneapolis Felony DWI Attorney
Felony DWI Charges in Minneapolis
In Minnesota, if your blood alcohol content is at least 0.08 percent, you can be arrested for driving while impaired (DWI). If you already have received three DWIs, or a person was seriously injured as a result of you driving while impaired, you may be charged with a felony DWI. This is an extremely serious charge and there are
severe penalties if you’re convicted, including up to seven years in prison. It’s critical to immediately contact a
Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer if you are facing a felony DWI. Martin Law Offices provides a free initial consultation in order to learn the specifics of your situation. Attorney Martin is thoroughly familiar with the Minnesota criminal justice system and will work relentlessly to defend you against the charges. He will be available to you any time of day or night, and will keep you informed so you understand every aspect of your case as it progresses through the system.
Defense against Felony DWI Charges
A felony DWI conviction carries multiple legal ramifications, including:
- A sentence of 3-7 years in prison, though additional time may be added on if you have prior criminal convictions
- No early release from prison, unless you successfully completes an approved treatment program
- Following being released from prison, you are automatically placed on conditional release for five years. As a result, if any conditions of your release are violated, you may be sent back to prison
- A fine of up to $14,000
- Getting your driver’s license suspended or revoked
- Having to forfeit your vehicle
- If a person or unborn child was killed as a result of you driving while impaired, you can also face vehicular homicide charges
Attorney Martin is committed to providing you with the best defense possible and will aggressively attack the prosecution’s case, as well as help ensure your rights are protected. Recognizing that getting arrested and being charged with a crime can be extremely unsettling, he will remain in contact with you throughout the entire process and will help you understand all of your legal options.
Contact a Minneapolis DWI attorney
to discuss your case and defend against charges.