Was alcohol involved in the accident?
When a person is involved in an accident, one of the first things that a police officer will question is whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the incident. If alcohol was in fact in the driver’s blood at the time of the accident, he or she will most likely be taken into custody and booked after receiving medical treatment. If injury is inflicted upon the another party in the accident, even a passenger in the car that allegedly caused the accident, the charge will most likely be felony DUI, or Criminal Vehicular Operation. In some cases, where injuries are minor or there are no injuries at all, the driver will be charged driving while intoxicated (DWI) at the misdemeanor level.
Obtain Serious Representation Right Away
Whether the charge is being filed as a felony or a misdemeanor should not change your view on how serious the situation is; they are equally as serious. Both require the help of a Minneapolis DWI attorney and both will require an aggressive defense strategy. Without legal representation, the opposing team may also file a civil lawsuit against you, seeking financial compensation for the injuries and vehicle damage that has been caused at the time.
If you have been involved in an accident and arrested for driving while intoxicated as a result, please call me, attorney Tony Grostyan, for a free consultation of your case.
Contact a Minneapolis DWI Lawyer
There are many defense strategies that a person can use to defend a DWI accident case.
- First and foremost, it is vitally important to have an attorney on your case. Without an attorney, the case will be harshly scrutinized by a prosecutor, who will be seeking maximum penalties.
- Next, your attorney should investigate your case and look into the initial police stop, the field sobriety test, the breath or blood test and the arrest itself. Were all of these lawful? Should evidence be suppressed due to an illegal police stop? All of these questions must be fully investigated and addressed by your DWI attorney.
To learn more about DWI accidents and related cases, call Grostyan & Associates, PLC in Minneapolis today.