DUI-DWI Attorneys For Western Minnesota

There are a number of factors that play into both what level of offense and what type of disposition you will receive if you are found guilty of driving while intoxicated. This is because DWI in Minnesota is an enhanceable offense. These factors include the level of your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) and the number of DWI convictions that you have had in the past 10 years. If you have been arrested for DWI in Minnesota, including the cities of Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, Alexandria, Wadena, Park Rapids, Bemidji or Crookston, whether or not it is your first offense, or a subsequent DWI charge, contact attorney Luke Heck today to discuss all of the possible ramifications that could result if convicted of DWI.

Test Refusal

In the State of Minnesota, it is illegal to refuse a chemical test to determine your level of intoxication. This is because when you received your license to drive in Minnesota, you gave implied consent to drug and/or alcohol testing of your blood, urine, or breath. Refusing to take a chemical test has both criminal and civil penalties, which are typically more severe than if you had taken and failed a chemical test. If you refused to take a chemical test in Minnesota, contact a knowledgeable DWI attorney to ensure your rights are being protected throughout your case.

Civil Penalties For DWI

While the State of Minnesota has harsh criminal penalties for Driving While Impaired, you will also face civil penalties, including license suspension, license revocation, and/or license plate impoundment from the Commissioner of Public Safety if you have been charged with DWI. Additionally, you may be forced to forfeit your vehicle to the State of Minnesota if it was used in relation to an alleged First or Second Degree DWI.

However, there are two options available to you in the State of Minnesota if your license has been suspended or revoked. First, you can request an administrative hearing challenging the suspension/revocation. Second, you can petition the District Court in the county you were arrested for judicial review of the license suspension or revocation. It is essential that you consult with an experienced attorney who is well versed in the nuances of Administrative and Judicial Review Hearings to protect your driving privileges.

Contact Luke Heck Today

Luke Heck represents people throughout Minnesota, including Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, the Greater Lake’s area and more. You can reach him with Severson, Wogsland & Liebl, P.C. today by calling 701-297-2890 to see how he can help with your case.

Lawyer Luke Heck