Any DWI offense can impact more than just your driver’s license. Whether you are facing a standard ticket and license revocation, potential prison time or a felony offense, you do not want to risk your entire life and tarnish your record over a silly incident on the road. Make sure you understand your legal rights and explore the many options you have when faced with a DUI charge by speaking to an Anoka County DWI Attorney as soon as you have been arrested.
Facing a License Revocation
In some instances a license revocation is no big deal. If you do not depend on your car or if you have a very patient parent or spouse that is willing to drive you around, then you might be fine taking the passenger seat. However, many of us depend on our vehicles to get to work, to drive the kids to school, to do the weekly shopping and to socialize with friends. Even if you are okay taking the bus for a certain period of time, you can expect to pay double, if not triple, the premiums on your insurance when you do get your license back and need to register your vehicle.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you could be looking at a license suspension from 90 days to one year. Our Anoka County DWI Lawyers are committed to ensuring that your license is not suspended and that you remain on the roads, even after a DWI arrest.
Facing a Misdemeanor Offense
If you are faced with a second or third degree DWI offense then you could be looking at up to one year in prison and a $3000 fine. A misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor criminal offense generally means that you have been charged with a previous DUI crime in the past, or that you have been arrested with a BAC level of .2 or higher. If you have children under the age of 16 in the car at the time of the offense you could also be looking at a misdemeanor offense and prison time away from your loved ones.
Facing a Felony Arrest
If you have been accused of a felony DUI offense, then this means you are facing a first degree DWI. If you have three previous convictions for DUI offenses or if your arrest involved life threatening or fatality to someone else on the road then you could be looking at this serious offense. Felony DWI offenses come with up to seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine as well as license revocation and other potential punishments.
Contact the DWI Guys
Regardless of what you are up against, it is important that you act fast to clear your name and your record. It is our goal to get you the best outcome possible by clearing your name and keeping your license intact. Please contact our offices at 1-800-DWI-GUYS or 612-688-2299 for an initial consultation at no charge to you and see what an Anoka County DUI Lawyer can do for your future.