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Multiple DWI / DUI within a ten year period will typically result in  3rd2nd or 1st degree charges. For more details on these types of charges, contact the talented and experienced team of DUI Minneapolis Attorneys at the office of Gerald Miller.

Multiple DWI / DUI Consequences

A 1st degree DWI offense can lead to imprisonment for up to 7 years and a fine of up to $14,000, or both. Felony convictions can also carry other consequences such as loss of voting privileges, loss of freedom to travel and loss of the right to own or possess a firearm. Further, once convicted of a felony DWI, a subsequent DWI conviction will also be a felony regardless of when it is charged. In a 1st or 2nd degree DWI, a forfeiture of the vehicle used in the incident and impoundment of the license plates is also extremely likely.

A 2nd or 3rd degree DWI is a gross misdemeanor offense which is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $3,000. For more information on the potential different consequences, contact our experienced team of DUI Minneapolis Attorneys at the office of Gerald Miller.

Possible Driver’s License Sanctions

A 1st degree DWI can cause one to lose their driving privilege for extreme extended periods of time depending on the severity of the offense or the exact number of prior qualified alcohol related incidents. Additionally, the offender must pass an alcohol and controlled substance knowledge test, apply for a new Minnesota driver’s license and pay a $680 reinstatement fee.

For a 2nd degree DWI, a revocation of two to three years or more is likely with eligibility for ignition interlock once certain criteria are met. Additionally, the offender must pass an alcohol and controlled substance knowledge test, apply for a new Minnesota driver’s license and pay a $680 reinstatement fee.

For a 3rd degree DWI, a revocation of one year or more is likely with eligibility for ignition interlock. Additionally, the offender must pass an alcohol and controlled substance knowledge test, apply for a new Minnesota driver’s license and pay a $680 reinstatement fee. A 3rd degree DWI offense can also lead to impoundment of the license plates.

Should I Hire DWI & DUI offenses Attorneys in Minneapolis?

A felony or gross misdemeanor DWI is a serious offense with severe consequences. An attorney who is experienced with multiple DWI offenses is invaluable. Gerald Miller PA has over 35 years of experience in all levels of DWI law. Contact us today at 612-341-9080 for a free consultation.

For more information see the Minnesota 1st Degree Driving While Impaired Statute 169A.24.

For more information see the Minnesota 2nd Degree Driving While Impaired Statute 169A.25.

For more information see the Minnesota 3rd Degree Driving While Impaired Statute 169A.26.

For a review of criminal penalties and driver license sanctions see the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

 

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