Nobody supports the idea of drunk driving, and nobody wants a DWI on their record, yet thousands of Minnesota drivers are arrested every month for DWI. Depending on who you ask, anywhere between thousands to tens-of-thousands more drunk drivers “get away with” committing DWI without being pulled over or arrested. Almost every year, the Minnesota Legislature increases the penalties for drinking and driving, and our appellate courts whittle away individual rights to make it easier and easier for the police to gather evidence from DWI offenders, which gives prosecutors easy convictions in court.
We all know this is happening, yet the number of DWI offenders stays relatively consistent every year. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has stated for years that one in seven Minnesota drivers has at least one DWI on their driving record. Now you find yourself facing a DWI charge, license revocation, and possibly license plate impoundment and vehicle forfeiture. You probably feel regretful, ashamed, and embarrassed. You probably also feel hopeless and helpless to do anything about it. After all, aren’t you guilty?
Stop right there. Dealing with the aftermath of a DWI arrest should not start with the idea that you are “guilty” of the offense, even if you feel like you are. You can make the decision to never drink and drive again without pleading guilty to the DWI. What you really need to do now is develop a plan of action to deal with, minimize, and possibly eliminate the penalties you are facing.
The experienced DWI defense attorneys at DWI GUYS have your plan of action ready. In the short term, we may be able to postpone your license revocation and license plate impoundment. We have critical suggestions for actions you can take to be proactive and put yourself in the good graces of the prosecutor and the court. We will immediately begin gathering the evidence needed to develop your defense strategy. We will prepare and file the legal documents in court that are necessary to preserve your right to challenge the license revocation, license plate impoundment, and vehicle forfeiture.
Why put this plan into action if you think you are guilty? Because we get great results even for people who are guilty of their DWI. Our philosophy starts with the goal of making every effort to find some way to beat your case. This can be done if evidence is suppressed due to constitutional or procedural issues. If the evidence in your case cannot be suppressed despite our best efforts, the process of making these challenges will weaken the case and create additional leverage for negotiation with the prosecutor. The consequences (short term and long term) of a DWI conviction are so great that it is worth it to hire the best representation possible to try to eliminate or minimize these penalties. Some of the best results we have achieved in our careers defending DWI cases have come in cases where it was obvious that our clients were guilty.
Give us a call today and find out what we can start doing for you right away. You should not face this challenge alone and we have the tools to help you manage whatever penalties may be left when the process is said and done.