WHAT AM I CHARGED WITH AND WILL I GO TO JAIL?
When a person is charged with a crime in Minnesota they will either receive a citation (ticket) or a Complaint. On either document it will state the charge and what level of offense the charge is. In Minnesota there are four different levels of offenses.
I HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A DWI. WILL I LOSE MY LICENSE OR VEHICLE?
Depending on the level of DWI or DWI Test Refusal a person has been charged with will determine whether or not they lose their license or vehicle. In Minnesota it is a crime to refuse to take the in-station breath test requested by law enforcement.
IF I AM CONVICTED OF A CRIME WILL THE CONVICTION BE ON MY CRIMINAL RECORD?
Depending on how your case has been negotiated the conviction may or may not be on your criminal record. How a case is negotiated by a lawyer is essential to a person's future. There are numerous ways a conviction would not appear on a person's record:
Having an experienced lawyer that knows the local prosecutors and judges is key to helping you avoid the issues discussed above. Call today and talk to one of our lawyers about making sure you understand your case and receive the protection you need to avoid jail, keep your drivers license/car or keeping a conviction off of your record.