4th Degree BWI Reduced to Careless Boating

Location of Offense: Hennepin County (Lake Minnesota) Original Charges: 4th Degree BWI Alcohol Level: 0.09 Prior DWI’s: None Final Conviction: Careless Boating Final Sentence: Reduced to careless boating despite accident. No jail. $1000 fine and restitution for boat damages. No license revocation for personal driving privileges or boating privileges.

4th Degree DWI Reduced to Careless Driving

Location of Offense: Hennepin County (New Hope) Original Charges: 4th Degree DWI Alcohol Level: 0.09 Prior DWI’s: None Final Conviction: Careless Driving Final Sentence: Reduced to careless driving. $300 fine. No jail. 60 day license revocation.

3rd Degree DWI Reduced to Misdemeanor

Location of Offense: Scott County (Savage) Original Charges: 3rd Degree DWI Alcohol Level: 0.11 Prior DWI’s: One Final Conviction: 4th Degree DWI Final Sentence: Reduced to misdemeanor DWI after successful license challenge on whether client received opportunity to speak with attorney before testing. No jail. $500 fine.

4th Degree DWI Dimissed

Location of Offense: Hennepin County (Minneapolis) Original Charges: 4th Degree DWI Alcohol Level: 0.16 Prior DWI’s: None Final Conviction: DISMISSED Final Sentence: Charges dismissed after successful challenge to the validity of the traffic stop. State appealed.

2nd Degree DWI Reduced to 3rd Degree DWI

Location of Offense: Carver County Original Charges: 2nd Degree DWI Alcohol Level: 0.23 Prior DWI’s: One Final Conviction: 3rd Degree DWI Final Sentence: Reduced to 3rd Degree DWI despite high test. 30 days of house arrest. $400 fine. $23,000 vehicle released to client as a result of reduced charge.

3rd Degree DWI Refusal Reduced to 4th Degree DWI

Location of Offense: Crow Wing County (Brainerd) Original Charges: 3rd Degree DWI Refusal Alcohol Level: Refusal Prior DWI’s: None Final Conviction: 4th Degree DWI Final Sentence: Reduced to Misdemeanor DWI. $1,000 fine. No jail. 30 day license revocation instead of one year.

4th Degree DWI Reduced to Careless Driving – No Jail

Location of Offense: Hennepin County (Edina) Original Charges: 4th Degree DWI Alcohol Level: 0.12 Prior DWI’s: None Final Conviction: Careless Driving Final Sentence: Reduced to careless driving despite high test. $600 fine. No jail. 60 day license revocation.

Wright County 2nd Degree DWI

Location of Offense: Wright County Original Charges: 2nd Degree DWI Alcohol Level: Refusal Prior DWI’s: One Final Conviction: 2nd Degree DWI Final Sentence: Despite being convicted of 2nd degree DWI, able to negotiate return of $37,000 (paid for with no liens) vehicle to client.