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St. Paul DUI & DWI Defense Attorney

With the holiday season upon us, there are two things we can count on: parties where drinks will be flowing freely, and increased DWI enforcement. 

If you find yourself pulled over after having a few drinks and are arrested for DWI, talk to the St. Paul attorneys at Arechigo & Stokka in a free initial consultation today.

Pulled over after a Holiday Party? Contact a DUI & DWI Defense Lawyer

We understand that you are worried about what happens next; during a free initial consultation, we will explain exactly how Minnesota DWI law applies to your case, and how we can help with your DWI defense. Just because you were drinking and were pulled over does not necessarily mean you are guilty of DWI.

There are cases where we can fight the breathalyzer result or challenge whether the police officer had the right to pull you over in the first place.

It’s Expensive to Hire a DWI Lawyer. It’s Even More Expensive NOT to Hire a DWI Lawyer

The penalties for DWI in Minnesota, even for a first-time DWI can be very serious.  Penalties for a DWI can include fines, license suspensions, possible jail-time and the inconvenience and expense of using an ignition interlock device. A DWI on your record also makes insurance more expensive which can end up costing thousands of dollars in the years after your license is re-activated.

Increased Enforcement by St. Paul Police? You Still Have Rights

While increased enforcement around the holidays is common, that does NOT give the police or highway patrol carte blanche to pull over and breath test you for no reason.  Police are not allowed to just operate on a hunch because they saw you leaving a bar or you were driving home late at night. 

Law enforcement need to have “reasonable suspicion of illegality based on articulable facts” which means that the arresting officer needs to be able to come to court and explain why they pulled you over in the first place.

Free Consultation for DWI Defense

If you were arrested for a DWI in Minnesota after drinking at a holiday party, talk to an experienced attorney who can help you understand your options for moving forward. We will review your case and answer your questions. 

If you choose to hire us to represent you, we will work with you towards the best possible outcome to protect your finances, your license and your future.  Click here to contact us today.

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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