Aggressive DWI/DUI/OWI Defense in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin
An arrest for drunk driving can trigger immediate and life long consequences. If convicted, you may face jail or prison time, fines, driver’s license suspension and the loss of your license plates, maybe even your vehicle. A DWI/DUI/OWI conviction also means higher insurance premiums and a criminal record. Too much is at stake not to have an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer in your corner.
At The Law Offices of David C. Keegan & Mikkel A. Long, we want to minimize the overall impact that a DUI/DWI/OWI offense can cause. We use our combined experience of over 50 years to protect your driving privileges, your vehicle and your freedom. Contact our offices , located in Duluth, to speak with a lawyer about your rights and options following a DUI arrest in northern Minnesota or Wisconsin. Even if you made a mistake, you’re entitled to be treated fairly and proportionately.
If you are facing drunk driving charges, we can provide experienced assistance with:
- Defending a DUI/DWI/OWI charge
- Challenging the revocation of your driver’s license and license plates
- Fighting against the forfeiture of your vehicle
Minnesota DWI Laws
A first offense DWI/DUI conviction in Minnesota can mean jail time of up to 90 days, a fine of $1000 and license suspension. Penalties significantly increase, however, if you have prior alcohol-related driving conduct (technically known as qualified prior impaired driving incidents) in the last 10 years, and mandatory minimum sentencing laws may require jail. If you face drunk driving charges and have prior convictions in the last 10 years, you could face a felony DWI charge and/or conviction.
Wisconsin OWI Laws
A first offense OWI conviction in Wisconsin can mean fines of up to $300 and license suspension of up to nine months. Under Wisconsin drunk driving laws, not only do penalties increase with prior OWI convictions, the legal limit decreases from .08 percent to .02 percent for individuals with three OWI convictions. A fifth or subsequent drunk driving conviction in Wisconsin is a felony.
Experienced Drunk Driving Defense
We work hard to challenge the evidence presented by the prosecution. An improperly calibrated DMT (data master), poorly conducted field sobriety test, or invalid traffic stop may be cause to have evidence suppressed from the record which weakens the case against you. We are here to help protect your interests.
Contact our criminal defense law offices to speak with an experienced attorney if you are facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Call Attorney Keegan at 218-722-7813 or Attorney Long at 218-623-1014 . Our offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening, weekend and holiday appointments are available as needed.