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Experienced Minnesota DWI Lawyer

If you have been arrested and charged with a Minnesota DWI, you want to make sure you retain an experienced Minnesota DWI lawyer.  

Not only are you facing criminal charges for suspicion of DWI, but you will also face a number of collateral issues such as the loss of your driver’s license, possible impoundment of your vehicle’s license plates, and even the loss of your vehicle.  

Important steps must be taken to ensure the opportunity to keep your driver’s license and fight the impoundment of license plates and the seizure of your vehicle.  In order to keep your driver’s license, the correct paperwork must be filed with the court in a timely manner. Our experienced Minnesota DWI lawyers can help with all of these issues.

Apart from these collateral issues, you will also face serious criminal consequences if convicted of a DWI in Minnesota.  A DWI is an enhanceable criminal offense.  This means that each subsequent DWI arrest within a 10 year period is charged as a more severe offense and carries more severe driver’s license sanctions and criminal penalties, including mandatory jail time.  Minnesota’s DWI laws are highly specialized.  

In order to minimize your exposure to criminal penalties, you need a Minnesota DWI lawyer who is experienced and familiar with Minnesota’s DWI laws.

Complete DWI Investigations

Beginning with the initial traffic stop of your vehicle, and continuing through the number of DWI tests you will likely undergo, you want to make sure your Minnesota DWI lawyer is familiar with them all.  

Law enforcement officers have to follow very specific guidelines in administering field sobriety tests. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in a challenge to the reliability of the test results, which can ultimately call into question the sufficiency of the evidence of intoxication.  If the officer determines that you have failed the field sobriety tests, you will be transported to a police department or hospital for additional testing.  There, you will be requested to submit to either a blood, breath, or urine test.  Each of these tests carry their own set of unique protocols.  

You will want to retain a Minnesota DWI lawyer familiar with these issues and who knows which records to obtain from which law enforcement agency.  These test are not flawless; the right investigation can disclose flaws in either the manner in which the test was conducted or the manner in which the blood, breath, or urine sample was tested.  Successful challenges by your Minnesota DWI lawyer to either of these tests may result in suppression of your test result, which can then increase your chances of avoiding a DWI conviction.

Contact Our Firm Today

It is important that you retain a Minnesota DWI lawyer who is familiar with the number of complex issues that accompany a DWI arrest.  

The Minnesota DWI lawyers at Arechigo & Stokka are experienced and knowledgeable Minnesota DWI lawyers.

Contact our firm today for more help with your case.

Author Photo John T. Arechigo, Esq.

Attorney John Arechigo has a passion for criminal defense in St. Paul, MN. John received his J.D., from Hamline University School of Law and also carries a Bachelor of Arts from, The University of Minnesota. John was named Attorney of the Year for 2019 by Minnesota Lawyer. Additionally, John was also named as a 2019 Rising Star and was selected to Minnesota Super Lawyers in 2021. He devotes nearly 100% of his practice to defending individuals charged with a crime.

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