How long will my DWI stay on my record in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, a DWI conviction will stay on your record forever because the state has a 10-year lookback period when it comes to subsequent DWI offenses. This means that any prior offenses within the previous 10 years will count against alleged offenders facing charges of new DWI offenses. A DWI that is more than 10… Read more »


What are the Penalties for a First-Time DWI Offense in Minnesota? Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense in Minnesota and can result in significant penalties for those convicted of the crime. The specific penalties for a first-time DWI offense in Minnesota will depend on the circumstances of the case, including the individual’s blood… Read more »

DWI Defense: Do Not Let A DWI Ruin Your Holiday Season

The holiday season is generally a time of cheerfulness and excitement. Now, maybe more than ever before, many people are looking forward to a season that it is known to bring cheer and fun. The holiday season is also a time where many will indulge in a few drinks in a bar, at home, or… Read more »

First Time DWI Chemical Test Request: Should I Refuse?

Driving under the influence is a real safety and legal risk, but it’s not uncommon. The same is true of DUI/DWI traffic convictions. Are you facing a first-time DWI chemical test request from an officer in the state of Minnesota? If so, here’s what you need to know, and what you should do about it…. Read more »

If Asked to Take a Sobriety Test, Can I Contact a Defense Attorney?

In the state of Minnesota, drunk driving is a criminal offense. Officers will watch out for signs of unusual or negligent driving, and pull people over with the assumption of alcohol or substance abuse. It’s a common enough crime, but still a crime. That means that how you choose to handle the situation could have… Read more »