Minneapolis Multiple DWI Defense Lawyer
With each conviction for drunk driving in Minnesota, the penalties increase. You may have to spend more time in jail, pay bigger fines and your license may be revoked for a longer period of time. With so much at stake, it is important to work with an attorney who can help you avoid or minimize the penalties you face after another drunk driving arrest.
At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the local and state DWI/DUI laws and procedures. We understand the effect multiple DWI convictions can have on your future. We will work diligently to protect your rights, your freedom and your future.
If you have been arrested for DUI multiple times and are facing another conviction, contact us online for a free consultation.
Penalties for Multiple DWIs in Minnesota
Your previous record will have an enormous impact on the penalties you face. There are mandatory minimum sentences for multiple DWI convictions in Minnesota.
- Second DWI conviction within 10 years: You will face a mandatory 30 days’ incarceration, 48 hours of which must be spent in jail or a workhouse. However, for each day less than 30 you serve, you will be required to perform 8 hours of community service.
- Third DWI conviction within 10 years: You will be incarcerated for a mandatory minimum of 90 days. At least 30 days of this time must be spent in jail or a workhouse.
- Fourth DWI conviction within 10 years: There is a mandatory 180 days of incarceration for your fourth conviction. A minimum of 30 days of this time must be spent in jail or a workhouse.
- Fifth DWI conviction within 10 years: A fifth conviction requires one year of incarceration, with at least 60 of those days spent in jail or a workhouse.
With a fourth conviction or greater, the charge will also be a felony. This means that you could spend up to seven years in prison and face up to $14,000 in fines.
If you are facing another conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI), we can help you. We will act as your advocate, and we will aggressively pursue a dismissal of your case or reduced penalties in your favor.
Speak With a Lawyer About Your Repeat DUI/DWI Defense
We can help you understand your legal options and protect your rights after another DWI arrest. Call our Twin Cities law firm at (952) 851-9500, or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation. Our law office is conveniently located in Bloomington, Minnesota, right off Interstate 494 (I-494) and across from the Mall of America, and has ample free parking.