Will I Go To Jail If Charged with Drunk Driving In Minnesota?
A DWI arrest does not mean that you will be sentenced to serve time in jail or prison. You may have already spent the night in jail, following your arrest, but depending on the circumstances of your case, that may be the only time you step foot in a jail following an arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Impaired (DWI).
Each impaired driving case is unique. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side, guiding you through the legal process, can help you get the outcome you want after a DWI arrest. At Davis Defense, our attorney has a reputation for being a strong advocate for his clients and tough in the courtroom. We have a history of success at trial.
Understanding What Is On The Line In A DWI Case
If you are facing a DWI charge, you need an experienced DWI defense lawyer on your side. There are a range of consequences that can come with a DWI conviction, including:
- Suspension of your driver’s license including a commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- Revocation of your driver’s license, including a CDL
- Jail or prison time
- Forfeiture of your vehicle
- Installation of an ignition interlock system (at your expense)
An arrest on suspicion of impaired driving is not a conviction. You have the right to due process, just as anyone else does who faces the criminal justice system. Do not simply plead guilty and take your punishment. Even if you just want to put it all behind you, pleading guilty is often not your best option. In many instances, the penalties will far outweigh the actual crime, if a crime was even committed.
If I Blew A .08 Or Above, Should I Just Plead Guilty?
No. Do not simply plead guilty. Call our law firm first. Let us talk to you about your options and what is at stake if you enter a guilty plea to a drunk driving charge.
- If you refused to give a breath, blood or urine sample, you may face additional consequences for a test refusal under Minnesota’s implied consent law.
- If this is your second or third drunk driving offense, you may be subject to mandatory minimum sentencing if you plead guilty. Know your rights. Call Davis Defense first.
- If anyone was injured or killed related to the incident surrounding your drunk driving arrest, you may face a felony DWI charge. This is serious and could mean up to 10 years in prison and/or steep fines. Call Davis Defense first.
If we have been unclear, under no circumstances do we recommend that you plead guilty or admit guilt before talking to an experienced DWI defense lawyer first.
Take Action Now. Call Davis Defense
Our Bloomington-based law firm offers a free consultation and handles DWI/DUI cases throughout the Twin Cities metro. Call our law firm at (952) 994-1568 or contact us online to talk to a defense lawyer today.