Make The Right Choice After A DWI Arrest
A fun night out can quickly turn into a persistent nightmare when you are pulled over by law enforcement on suspicion of drunk driving. A conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can result in jail time, fines, the loss of your driver’s license, vehicle forfeiture, license plate impoundment and a black mark on your record.
At Giancola-Durkin, P.A., we have extensive experience defending people throughout Minnesota against DWI and related charges. We will fight aggressively to limit your exposure to the harsh criminal penalties and collateral damage while pursuing the best possible outcome based on the circumstances surrounding your case.
Say No To Performing Stupid Human Tricks
If you are pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and asked to perform a field sobriety test, you have the right to say no. In fact, we highly recommend not submitting to the test.
As soon as you start demonstrating to them just how uncoordinated you are, they have that much more ammo to build their case against you. Remember, anything you say and DO can be used against you.
Boating While Intoxicated (BWI)
In Minnesota, we love our time on the water, and there are few things better than enjoying a cold beverage on a hot day. Unfortunately, boating and intoxication are not a match made in heaven. BWI is a serious crime that warrants a serious defense.
If you’ve spent a long day on the open waters in the hot sun, there is a good chance that you might appear under the influence to the officer even if you are not. Being out in the sun all day on a boat may make you appear wobbly, have bloodshot eyes and look lightheaded. It is important you don’t delay in contacting a BWI lawyer immediately. Failure to fight your charges could result in the loss of your boat and more traditional penalties such as the loss of your driver’s license.
Snowmobiling While Intoxicated (SWI)
Driving while under the influence of alcohol, hazardous material or a controlled substance while operating a snowmobile is referred to as SWI. If you are caught driving under the influence while operating a snowmobile, you may face sobriety tests by an officer to determine your current state and to test for substances. If you refuse to comply with the officer by not taking the test, you may lose your snowmobiling privileges and your license could be suspended for one year. An SWI conviction and refusal are placed on your driver’s license record and could affect your driving privileges.
Our experienced lawyers can help you make sure that a fun outing on your sled doesn’t haunt you long after the snow has melted.
You Have The Right To Speak To An Attorney
If the police ask you to submit to a breath test, you have the right to call an attorney before deciding how to proceed. Give us a call, and we will ask you a few questions to determine what the right course of action is for you.
You also have the right to speak to a lawyer at the police station before submitting to any further testing. It is in your best interest to exercise that right before taking your future into your own hands. Contact us anytime day or night for the advice you need from proven DWI defense lawyers.