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.
Thank you very much for your excellent job in representing me in court for my case. Thank you especially for keeping me out of jail as that was the primary reason for hiring you. My friends have commented. “You got off easy” and I reply, “I give credit to my attorney John Leunig, I found him in the St. Paul Yellow Pages under Attorneys.” Thank you again.
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 very much for your legal representation and answering all my questions. I will definitely recommend your legal services to others in need. Again, cannot thank you enough for your advice/help in my case.
Thank you for the crafty work you did for me in regards to the driving infraction that took place on October 30th when I was pulled over and charged with DWI… Thank you once again for your support and earning my trust. You have built my confidence and I will use your services in the future, hopefully, it will only be through referring others to you.
Thank you for all the hard work you put into [my grandson’s] case. It cost a lot of money but saving [my grandson’s] reputation and future is far more important. I would highly recommend your services to anyone in the same situation.
Where could I begin to say thank you for all you have done for Kevin and I. You have held our hands and calmed us down through the most difficult moments in this case. You’ve always remained positive, supportive and optimistic. We had a great outcome and couldn’t have agreed more with you on all your decisions. Thank you for always answering all of our questions and being patient while I was frustrated. I don’t know what we would have done without you both. You guys are AWESOME! We will forever have you in our hearts and lives. Because of you I have been given a second chance in life!!! Thank you for everything.
Words cannot express how grateful I am to you John! You made a very stressful situation sooo much easier for me and I will never forget your kindness and generosity. I give you all the credit for saving my sanity throughout this nightmare. I will keep my promise and send all of my “troubled” friends your way too – you are without a doubt a very talented attorney. Thank you – Thank you – Thank you!
….I do believe that God guided me through all the Attorney letters, emails and phone calls to meet you. I must admit that neither the implied consent decision or this last plea agreement came as a surprise, I thank you for that. From day one, you were open and honest about what could happen to me leaving a window of optimism open. I’ve also felt from day one a feeling of comfort knowing that the office of John Leunig cares about his clients far beyond the income they generate for you. …It’s hard to find honesty and sincerity nowadays from anyone, but I’ve found that with you, I appreciate that. I will be advertising your law office to all my friends or anyone I run across in the future. Yes, I’d like to be the CEO of the John Leunig Law Office Fan Club. lol.
I never had a chance to properly thank you for helping me out of that jam with my DWI. You were huge.
I just wanted to thank you for your help with my recent case. It was nice to have someone on my side. Thank you for helping me get a favorable outcome in my case.
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