Can the police or the prosecutor use my out of state DWI against me?
It depends on the laws of the state in which you had your prior DWI and when you had your DWI.
A prior out of state DWI can affect charges in Minnesota.
If you had a prior DWI in another state within the past ten years, the police and the prosecutor will try to use that arrest and conviction against you to make the punishment for your Minnesota DWI more severe. The first question is whether the prior(s) from other state(s) were within ten years. If not, they cannot be used against the driver. If the prior(s) was within the last ten years the next question is to determine if the laws of that state are similar to the DWI laws in Minnesota. If the laws are similar, then the out-of-state conviction or incident can be used to make the punishment for the Minnesota DWI more severe, if not; then the out-of-state conviction or incident cannot be used against the driver. The other issue is whether the out-of-state DWI resulted in an alcohol test of .08 or more.
What if I don’t live in Minnesota but I was arrested for a DWI in Minnesota. What do I do?
In some cases, you do not have to come to court in Minnesota. Martin Azarian can appear in court for you and defend your rights while you remain home with your family and work.
Call Martin Azarian immediately at 612-343-9000. Minnesota’s DWI laws are severe and complicated. The laws are very strict and this can make the charge a very stressful one. However, you can engage the services of a Martin Azarian, a Minnesota DWI lawyer who knows the law and how to apply it to your unique case.
Guiding You After Minnesota DWI Arrest
The main goal after a DWI arrest is to get you out of jail and home with your family. Being able to go home will reduce the amount of stress that you are put under. Just because you were charged with DWI doesn’t mean you have to remain in Minnesota. You can go back to the comfort of your home.
Our DWI lawyer will immediately begin establishing a defense
After your Minneapolis DWI attorney gets you out of jail, everything that needs to be done will be completed so that you can have a solid and competent defense. This is done by evaluating every area of the case from the stop, arrest procedure, police report to any video or audio recordings made.
Contact A Minnesota DWI Attorney 24/7
If you have been accused of a DWI and you live out of state, or if you have out-of-state DWIs call Martin Azarian immediately. He can provide you with advice you need and the best representation possible. To find out how Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. can help youby calling our office at (612) 343-9000 or call 24 hours a day at (952) 451-4987 for a free initial telephone consultation.