DWI/DUI Lawyer Protecting Your Rights and Future

The Minnesota laws pertaining to impaired driving have changed over the years, and there are currently low tolerances for alcohol while driving and increased penalties for repeat offenses. If you have been charged with a DWI or DUI, it’s important to have an experienced attorney protect your rights. At Loftness Law Office, P.A., in Shakopee, Minnesota, I protect the rights of individuals charged with driving while impaired.

What are the Penalties for DUI/DWI?

If you commit a DWI/DUI offense in Minnesota, you may face any of the following:

  1. Jail time, fines and probation
  2. Driver’s license revocation or cancellation
  3. License plate impoundment
  4. Vehicle impoundment
  5. Vehicle forfeiture

Since your DWI/DUI could result in several or all of these consequences, you should consider retaining an attorney to address each of them with proper diligence and represent you with experience.

Collateral Consequences of a DUI/DWI Conviction in Minnesota

There are many other issues that can arise following a conviction for DUI/DWI in addition to court-imposed penalties. For example, many people do not consider the impact a conviction can have on employment, or they fail to realize how much their automobile insurance rates can increase.

I realize the impact a DUI/DWI conviction can have on a person’s life. This is why I work hard to analyze every aspect of my clients’ cases and put forth the best defense possible.

Implied Consent Proceedings

Even before you have been formally charged with driving while impaired or test refusal, your driving privileges will usually be revoked, and if you have too many impaired driving convictions, your license will be canceled. You have the right to challenge the revocation through a separate legal proceeding called an Implied Consent proceeding. You have limited time to initiate the Implied Consent challenge, and will lose the opportunity entirely if you don’t start the action within a certain amount of time.

Time is of the essence if you wish to protect your driving privileges. The sooner you call, the sooner we can discuss how to obtain the best outcome possible.

License Plate Impoundment and Vehicle Forfeiture

If you have multiple DWI/DUI convictions, you may have concerns about being required to surrender your license plates or even losing your entire vehicle in a forfeiture proceeding. I can advise you on what to do when you receive a notice of license plate impoundment or forfeiture action with respect to your vehicle. You have the right to challenge both of these actions as well, and we can discuss your chances of success with these types of challenges.

Contact A Minnesota Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer Today

Considering that there are so many issues to examine with your DWI/DUI charges and Implied Consent revocation, you should have a lawyer who will protect your rights in every aspect of your case. I will give you an honest and straightforward assessment of your situation and help guide you through the legal process. Call 952-641-7485 or fill out an appointment request form to schedule an initial consultation.