Common Types of 2nd Degree DWI Offenses
There are a number of Second Degree- Driving While Impaired offenses in Minnesota.
Here are the three most common types of 2nd Degree “Driving While Impaired” in Minnesota.
- A third Driving While Impaired within ten years of the first prior.
- A .16 or more charge with a prior Driving While Impaired within ten years.
- A Refusal to Test within ten years of a prior Driving While Impaired.
These Gross Misdemeanor charges can carry a minimum ninety-day sentence and a fine of up to $3,000.
Gross Misdemeanor DWI and Driving Privileges
Driver’s license revocations for Second Degree Driving While Impaired can be severe. In some cases a driver can lose his privilege to drive for up to three years!
All of these offenses include impoundment of license plates.
Forfeiture of Your Automobile
All Second Degree Driving While Impaired charges carry the possibility of seizure and forfeiture of the car, even if the car is not yours or not registered in your name.
A drunk driving arrest can lead to loss of property
You have only sixty days to challenge the seizure of your car. Do not wait to go to court to try to get the car back. Read the yellow Notice of Seizure and Intent to Forfeit. If you do not follow the law exactly you will not get your car back. And if you owe money on the car you will still be responsible for the payments even if the State takes your car and sells it or returns it to the Bank!
What To Do If Charged with a DWI?
Call Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. immediately. Here is what you need to know. In most cases, I can have back on the road with FULL driving privileges in just seven days! In some cases I may be able to have your driving with normal plates, not the “W Plates. But you have only thirty days to fight a DWI. Look at the back of your seven-day temporary license. You have the right to a hearing to have your driving privileges re-instated and have the police return your plates.
If you car was seized you must call Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. immediately. You have only thirty days to challenge the seizure do nothing and the car is gone, PERIOD! Call Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. He has had success getting cars back to their owners!
Minnesota DWI Attorneys & Lawyers
If you have been charged with a repeat DWI offense you need an aggressive, trusted, honest, knowledgeable attorney; Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. The Law Firm of Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. brings 22 years of experience to your case, seventeen years in Minnesota. Whether this is your first, second offense, your third, or your fourth, you need proper representation, so call the Minnesota DWI lawyer who cares about your case by calling our office at (612) 343-9000 or call 24 hours a day at (952) 451-4987 for a free initial telephone consultation.