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Protecting future interests when facing a drunk driving charge

On Behalf of | Feb 17, 2024 | Drunk Driving

Conviction of any type of crime can have a severe impact on one’s future. For example, Minnesota drivers convicted of drunk driving could face consequences that may include time behind bars, expensive fines and more. Even a first-time DUI offense could affect future job opportunities, personal reputation and more. It is important not to underestimate the impact of this and to prepare to fight for one’s future interests. 

What to expect 

Building a strong and effective defense strategy can start at the moment that a police officer initiates a traffic stop. There are certain procedures law enforcement must follow, and they cannot violate the rights of the driver throughout the interaction. A driver should be respectful, but also aware of his or her rights and what to expect from sobriety tests and after refusal to submit to a chemical test. 

A suspected drunk driving traffic stop could lead to the revocation of driving privileges, arrest, compelled blood alcohol testing and more. If convicted, it could lead to a permanent mark on a criminal record, the possibility of probation, mandatory attendance at alcohol treatment classes and more. It could also lead to higher insurance rates. 

Building a strong defense strategy 

There are different approaches a Minnesota driver can take to his or her defense strategy. It may be helpful to seek the counsel and assistance of an experienced defense attorney who can provide insight regarding the most beneficial way forward. A thoughtfully prepared defense may help a driver in the pursuit of lesser penalties and reduce the impact that this offense can have on his or her life. 


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