December 30, 2014

After a DWI charge, don't let your license go without a fight

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Let's say that you were just arrested for drunk driving, and as the days and weeks pass, you are put in front of a judge multiple times. During one of these courtroom visits, you are informed that your driver's license is being revoked, and hearing this breaks your heart. Your job, your life, your responsibilities to your family and friends -- all of these things are being ruined because of this determination.

Losing your driver's license can be, and usually is, a crippling consequence of a DWI charge. Your job could be at risk, as well as your freedom and ability to get from place to place. This is a massive punishment that people who are accused and convicted of driving while intoxicated need to fight as soon as they possibly can.

Here in Minnesota, you have to inform the Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety that you intend to challenge the decision to revoke your license within 30 days of receiving notification that your license is being revoked.

It's also important to note that here in Minnesota, there are two separate cases going on with your DWI charge. Even if you win the DWI case, you could lose your license in the other case.

Given the high-risk nature of this DWI setup in Minnesota, you need to defend yourself by consulting with a criminal defense attorney that has extensive experience with DWI cases. If you're in the state of Minnesota, consider us at Strandemo Sheridan & Dulas. We can help you with both of the court cases you have to deal with after a DWI. Don't give up your license without a fight.

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The acronyms DUI, DWI, OMVI and OVI all refer to the same thing: operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The most commonly used terms are DUI, an acronym for Driving Under the Influence, and DWI, an acronym for Driving While Impaired.
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