In an earlier post, I wrote about the Minnesota Supreme Court nominee whose DWI arrest was publicly revealed only after she had been endorsed by the state Republican party.
Recently, the Minnesota GOP said it would stand by its endorsement. I see this story as an excellent demonstration of the truth that a DWI charge is serious, but not necessarily a death sentence for professional or personal ambitions.
On Friday, June 20, the Minnesota Republican Executive Board issued a statement said that it would stand by Michelle MacDonald, who was arrested on April 5, 2013, in Rosemount.
MacDonald has said she was not drinking that evening (she was actually pulled over for speeding) and has said she plans to contest the DWI, breath test refusal and resisting arrest charges.
As a Minneapolis Criminal defense attorney, I help clients who are very concerned about what a DWI or similar charge might mean for them. This is completely understandable, because DWI charges are indeed very serious. However, a charge isn’t the end-all, be-all; far from it, in fact. With a rigorous and thorough defense, it’s possible to meet these charges head-on and stand up for one’s self and one’s rights aggressively and proactively. Far too many people thing there’s nothing to be done about a DWI charge, and that’s an inaccurate assumption.
If you think you need to speak to a criminal defense attorney who helps people in the Twin Cities metro area, please know that you can contact me at any time. I would be happy to meet with you, listen to your issue and propose a course of action.