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What’s Worse: DUI or DWI?

What’s Worse: DUI or DWI?

The terms DUI and DWI are used interchangeably. While that is not the case in every jurisdiction, these acronyms do not represent unique charges. Instead, they each represent an offense known as “driving while impaired.” Given that they are two names for the same...
How Much Does a DWI Cost in Hennepin County?

How Much Does a DWI Cost in Hennepin County?

For most people, the primary concern following an arrest under suspicion of driving while impaired (DWI) is the risk of jail time. While incarceration is rightly the top priority for most people, it is impossible to understate the potential financial impact a DWI...
What Does DWI Stand for?

What Does DWI Stand for?

When it comes to criminal charges for impaired driving, the use of acronyms is frequent. Understanding these acronyms is useful if you are currently facing charges for impaired driving. In Minneapolis, DWI stands for “driving while impaired.” While other states refer...
Is a DWI a Felony in Minnesota?

Is a DWI a Felony in Minnesota?

For most first-time offenders, an arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI) will result in a misdemeanor charge. Under certain circumstances, a Minnesota state law treats a DWI offense as a felony. The distinction is essential for a number of reasons. A felony...
How Much is Bail for DWI in Minnesota?

How Much is Bail for DWI in Minnesota?

For many people, a DWI arrest results in a night in jail followed by a release in the morning. This is especially true for many first-time offenders. While the police have the power to release many people charged with DWI on their own recognizance following an arrest,...