Prior Convictions & DWI Charges in Minneapolis
Grostyan & Associates PLC is a respected DWI defense firm with over 11 years of experience. My name is Attorney Tony Grostyan and my office is prepared to thoroughly investigate the charges against you, including the police procedures used during your arrest. Mistake made at the time you were stopped, as well as errors in DWI testing, can result in a reduction in charges or case dismissal. I will make sure your rights are protected and give you sound advice regarding your legal options.
Penalties for Multiple DWI in Minnesota
DWI cases with a prior conviction on record will have enhanced penalties, including:
- Jail time
- Fines and restitution
- Community service
- Court-ordered alcohol or drug treatment
- Vehicle forfeiture
- The suspension of your driver’s license
A second DWI conviction is typically a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, fines of up to $3,000 and a one year driver’s license suspension. If you are convicted a third time for DWI, your license can be permanently revoked. A fourth DWI will usually be charged as a felony, with penalties that include up to seven years in jail and fines of up to $14,000. If you have a prior DWI conviction, contact a Minneapolis DWI lawyer at my firm for aggressive representation. You will need an attorney who can challenge the prosecution’s case.
Consequences of a 2nd, 3rd or 4th DWI Conviction
The penalties for a DWI arrest with a prior drunk driving criminal record often include jail or prison time, heavy fines, vehicle seizure, and license suspension. When fighting DWI allegations, having a seasoned lawyer by your side can significantly impact the outcome of your case. My office will review the evidence to determine the best possible defense and take whatever actions are necessary when seeking an acquittal. I know the hardships and difficulties that can result from a DWI conviction, and my office will capably represent you in court.
Contact a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney if you have been arrested for drunken driving and have a prior DWI criminal history for prompt, effective legal representation.