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Watch Out – Police Increase Patrols and Arrests for DWI

On Behalf of | Dec 29, 2011 | Firm News |

Be careful this holiday weekend.

Roughly 400 Minnesota law enforcement agencies are conducting increased DWI patrols during the month of December. In the first 11 days of this month, with less than half of the participating agencies reporting, there were over 800 arrests for DWI reported in Minnesota. On average there are over 30,000 arrests for DWI each year in Minnesota and one in seven Minnesota drivers has been convicted of DWI.

If you are charged with DWI in Minnesota, you are facing the following possible penalties:

  • Loss Of Your Driver’s License
  • Forfeiture Of Your Vehicle
  • Jail Time
  • Monetary Fine
  • Increased Insurance Costs
  • Other Collateral Costs

What does this mean for you?

Being charged with DWI in Minnesota is a serious matter. You have important rights that need to be protected. You only have limited time to preserve your right to challenge the forfeiture of your vehicle and or the revocation of your driver’s license.

If you have or think you may be charged with DWI, contact a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney for a free consultation. Remember that being charged with DWI does not mean you have been convicted. You are presumed innocent and it is important to have someone fighting to protect your rights.