DUI Lawyer Minneapolis
If convicted of a drunk driving offense, you will be subject to fines and fees, the loss of your driver’s license and a potential jail sentence.
Your auto insurance rates may rise or your coverage may be terminated. In addition, your job and educational opportunities may be affected if a drunk driving conviction appears on background checks.
In certain situations involving multiple offenses, the state may attempt to forfeit your vehicle. It is important to understand that pleading guilty to a DUI, even though it is a traffic matter, is still a criminal conviction.
You have the right to challenge the charges against you and to consult an experienced DUI lawyer before you decide to plead guilty or not guilty. Drunk driving charges are much more complicated than they appear.
There are many challenges that an aggressive and experienced DUI attorney can raise that can drastically change the outcome of a drunk driving case. These challenges often include the legality of the traffic stop, the probable cause for arrest and the accuracy and validity of the blood alcohol test. If there is a test refusal, our DUI lawyer can challenge whether that refusal was reasonable.
If you are worried about losing your freedom and want to challenge the charges you face, let’s talk.
A Minneapolis DUI Attorney Can Protect You
At The Law Office of John J. Leunig, we represent adults and juveniles charged with drunk driving, refusal to test, BWI (boating while intoxicated) and criminal vehicular homicide and operation. Our DUI lawyer have successfully handled thousands of alcohol-related cases, and we take these cases seriously.
Get Protection From a Minneapolis DUI Lawyer
All DUI and DWI convictions have real consequences, even for a first offense. Penalties increase in severity with subsequent offenses. You will also face harsh consequences from the Department of Motor Vehicles for chemical test refusal.
In Minneapolis, a first drunk driving offense is a misdemeanor. Depending on the case, penalties for conviction may include:
- Up to 90 days in jail
- Up to a $1,000 fine
- License revocation from 90 days to one year, depending on the test result
- License reinstatement fees of $680
Charges and penalties are increased for a DUI or DWI with aggravating factors such as prior drunk driving convictions, prior license revocations and high test results. In these cases, the maximum penalties are up to one year in jail and a fine of $3,000. Many times, these include mandatory jail sentences. Juveniles charged with underage DUI/DWI will face harsher penalties as well.
Get the protection you desearve with an experienced DUI attorney representing you. It is possible to successfully challenge field sobriety and chemical test results, challenge police procedures and prevent the loss of your driver’s license. You can also contest vehicle forfeiture and license plate forfeiture if you hire a DUI lawyer early in the drunk driving case before certain deadlines expire.
DUI Attorney Free Consultation
Don’t let a drunk driving charge ruin your life without putting up a fight. Through our extensive DUI lawyer experience, we know what needs to be done and how to do it.
To get fast help on your drunk driving charge, call our Minneapolis area office at 952-540-6800 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a DUI lawyer.
I just wanted to communicate my thanks for the professional legal representation provided by you and your firm… Please know that I really appreciate the way you guided me through the somewhat foreign processes of our justice system. John, you really are an excellent attorney. You gave me confidence with a dose of reality all at the same time. Your experience, pragmatism, and charisma really made me feel good to have your representation.
…. I really needed to thank you for all you did for us. You knew what needed to be done and were always available and helpful with our questions. I wouldn’t hesitate at all to call you again or refer you to a friend. I know we owe it to you to have our son home and not in prison, for him to have the opportunity for a life free of a scarlet letter.
Thanks again for your help in getting my son’s case dismissed. Hopefully everyone learns from this unfortunate incident. Your advice and connections were very important at a stressful time.
It takes a good lawyer and supportive family – and even the worst situation can have a positive result! His life would have been very different had he not had you for his lawyer, I doubt that he would have accomplished many of the milestones he made since that time…
Just a note John to thank you again for your work and your great presentation in court. I liked you the first time we met back in July and I think you’re great. I can feel in my heart that you like to help people as you helped me. Thanks again John and Bless you!
I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate your support and friendship through one of the toughest ordeals in my life. There is not a moment that goes by in the last week that I don’t think about how great you did at the jury trial… I will recommend your great service to everyone I come in contact with that may need you! My kids thank you too.
I just wanted to let you know how much [my son] and I appreciated your professionalism and help with is court case. You were great to work with and are very good at what you do. We could tell that you were respected by the employees/judge at the court and we are so glad we didn’t get that other guy to help us who I had called originally.
Thanks Mr. John Leunig for representing me! I wanted to scream very loudly at the court house but I could not because I was afraid that I may talk in my African language. It felt SUPER DUPER GOOD!!!! but also felt like I was in a very good dream that I did not want to wake up from. The sentence has not sunk in yet. What? Are you serious! That’s it! You are the best Lawyer not only in the continental USA but in all the five continents in the world and I am thankful for choosing you out of the load of names I had. I cannot find better vocabulary in any language to describe what you do and how great you are at it!…But I say Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
There are really no words to express our gratitude and thanks. You have done your job well and are to be commended for your efforts. You have treated us with dignity and respect – precious commodities that are close to the soul. You treated us as more than like a client – you treated us as a friend. Thanks for caring and your support. You’re one in a million!
Thank you so much for your time and effort on my behalf! Knowing you are in my corner gives me as much peace as I wish for you and yours!
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