Hennepin County DWI Lawyer
Hennepin County is the largest in Minnesota and includes four courthouses:
- Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota – All misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor DWI arrests in Minneapolis and St. Anthony City and the jurisdiction of the University of Minnesota. In addition, all suburban DWIs that go to a jury trial and/or a contested hearing are handled in the Government Center Courthouse in Minneapolis. All felony DWIs, regardless of the city in which they occurred, are handled here as well. Finally, all Hennepin County DWI court cases are referred to the Government Center Courthouse in Minneapolis.(For more information about DWI Court, select DWI COURT PROJECT: RESULTS AFTER TWO YEARS OF OPERATION May 2009 on the Minnesota Judicial Branch website. The Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis handles all implied consent (license revocation and plate impoundment) cases and all vehicle forfeiture matters in Hennepin County. For detailed information and directions: Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis
2) Southdale Courthouse in Edina, Minnesota – All misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor DWI arrests in Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, St. Louis Park and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport are prosecuted here. For detailed information and directions: Southdale Courthouse in Edina
3) Ridgedale Courthouse in Minnetonka, Minnesota – All misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor DWI arrests in Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Hopkins, Independence, Lake Minnetonka Conservation District, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Plymouth, Shorewood, South Lake Minnetonka, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay, Wayzata and Woodland. For detailed information and directions: Ridgedale Courthouse in Minnetonka
4) Brookdale Courthouse in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota – All misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor DWI arrests in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Greenfield, Hanover, Hassen, New Hope, Osseo, Robbinsdale, Rockford and Rogers. For more detailed information and directions to Brookdale Courthouse in Brooklyn Center, click on the following link: MN Courts.
Many prosecutors represent the state on misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor DWI cases in these municipalities. Each prosecuting office has its own policies when it comes to offering plea bargains and spending resources on prosecuting DWI matters to their fullest extent.
Hennepin County likes to sentence DWI defendants to complete certain “pet programs” for alcohol education and treatment. First-time offenders are usually ordered to complete the Hennepin County One Day DWI Program. They are also required to perform two to three days of Sentence To Service.
Repeat or multiple DWI offenders are encouraged to participate in Hennepin County DWI Court. (For more information about DWI Court, select DWI COURT PROJECT: RESULTS AFTER TWO YEARS OF OPERATION May 2009 on the Minnesota Judicial Branch website.
Ethan P. Meaney and Benjamin H. Pardun handle all Hennepin County matters and always have at least 30 to 40 DWI matters pending in Hennepin County courthouses in Minneapolis, Edina, Brooklyn Center and Minnetonka, so Ethan & Benjamin are in court in Hennepin County almost every day. Because of our large presence in Hennepin County, the judges and prosecutors are familiar with our office, which helps Ethan P. Meaney and Benjamin H. Pardun obtain better results for all of our clients in Hennepin County.
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