A Minneapolis DWI Lawyer Who Will Fight The Charges
Driving while impaired/intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most common criminal offenses in Minnesota. It also has far-reaching consequences that you might not anticipate. A conviction can damage your career, make it difficult for you to commute, and limit your educational opportunities and housing options.
The best way to keep your future promising is to hire a reputable criminal defense lawyer. At Beito Law, I bring more than 20 years of experience to the practice of DWI defense. My name is Thomas Beito, and I am here to help you.
What You Should Know About DWI Charges
Although the legal blood alcohol limit (BAC) in Minnesota is .08, you can still receive a DWI for a lower BAC if you are a commercial driver or under the age of 21. The penalties for a DWI increase in severity based on how many prior offenses you have and whether your BAC was over .16. The sentence for a conviction may involve:
- Driver’s license revocation
- Vehicle forfeiture
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
- Mandatory drug or alcohol counseling
- Community service
- Jail time
Depending on the details of your arrest, the state may charge a DWI as a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony. Misdemeanors carry up to one year of jail time, while felonies carry at least one year.
Experienced And Aggressive Drunk Driving Defense
As a criminal defense lawyer, I have successfully defended clients from all levels of DWI. My goal is to dismiss charges and acquittals whenever possible in addition to reduced charges and diverted sentences. I am also a trial-tested litigator who will not hesitate to defend you in court. When your driving privileges, job and even your freedom are at stake, you can expect zealous protection when you have me as a DUI lawyer.
Make A Free Consultation Today
If you face a DWI charge, you deserve the tough defense of Beito Law. You can schedule a free initial consultation by contacting me. Please call my Minneapolis law office at 612-355-8711 or send me an email to reach me online.