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Minnesota Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers

Minnesota DWI Lawyer

Providing Minnesota DWI/DUI defense lawyer legal help in Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Wright County, Dakota County, Washington County, and elsewhere in Minnesota

The Minnesota DWI/DUI law firm of Neff Law Firm, P.A., has Minnesota DWI Lawyers with over 59 years of combined experience. These experienced Minnesota DWI attorneys can provide legal assistance when you face DWI/DUI charges or other criminal offenses. A Minnesota DWI/DUI defense lawyer from Neff Law Firm, P.A., can provide valuable legal help to someone facing a DWI/DUI charge in Minnesota. The Minnesota DWI/DUI law firm of Neff Law Firm, P.A., has convenient law offices in the twin cities of Minnesota and. Neff Law Firm, P.A., has law offices in Hennepin County for the Minneapolis area in Edina, Minnesota and a law office in Ramsey County for the St. Paul area in Roseville, Minnesota to serve consumers in need of legal assistance with a DWI/DUI and/or other criminal charge. To arrange for a confidential in person conference with an experienced Minnesota DWI lawyer, please call the law firm's central scheduling telephone number of (952) 831-6555.

Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota DWI/DUI Defense Attorney

Recent studies reveal that driving under the influence of alcohol is extremely common in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Even though many people have gotten behind the wheel of a car after a few beers, drunk driving is a serious crime with serious consequences. A DWI/DUI conviction can result in significant fines, the loss of your driver's license, and even jail time. If you were pulled over for drunk driving, you may feel helpless or wonder what you should do next.

The criminal defense lawyers at the Neff Law Firm, P.A., will take the time to explore all of your options and inform you of your rights. The defense attorneys provide the aggressive defense necessary to reduce or eliminate fines and penalties associated with drunk driving.

Take Action Now to Defend Yourself Against Drunk-Driving Charges.

If you have been arrested for DWI, contact the Neff Law Firm, P.A. for prompt legal help. Your Neff Law Firm defense lawyer will work hard to effectively challenge the evidence presented against you, have your DWI or DUI charges dismissed or reduced, and eliminate or minimize the penalties in your drunk driving case.

Probable Cause to Stop

A police officer cannot simply pull you over to make an arrest. He or she must have probable cause to pull you over. There must be a good reason to suspect you are driving while intoxicated or breaking another law, such as speeding, swerving, or other evidence of impaired ability. A thorough, experienced defense attorney will investigate the facts to determine whether an officer had probable cause to pull you over.

Challenging the Intoxilyzer and Other Evidence

The outcome of any drunk driving case depends upon the prosecutor's ability to prove you were driving while intoxicated or that your blood alcohol level was .08 or greater. The proof must be beyond a reasonable doubt.

The state may use testimony by the patrol or police officer regarding his observations of your behavior such as slurred speech, clumsiness or confusion. Other evidence which is often used to demonstrate that you were driving drunk are the results of field sobriety tests, blood tests, and breath tests.

An experienced lawyer will challenge each of these pieces of evidence to determine if it was lawfully obtained, properly gathered, and accurate. Recent evident suggests that the Intoxilyzer used by many law enforcement agencies in Minnesota has occasionally printed out different blood-alcohol readings than what was displayed on the machine's screen. Breathalyzer and Intoxilyzer test results can be inaccurate for a number of reasons, including:

  • The breath test was given by someone not properly trained to administer the test
  • The machine was not properly calibrated
  • The microprocessor of the machine is faulty or outdated
  • Other equipment malfunctions or defects in the machine

Field Sobriety Tests

Field sobriety tests are used to provide police and patrol officers with evidence of impaired ability. Unfortunately, they are often administered improperly and the results can be affected by a number of factors other than alcohol consumption. It's important to examine the other factors that may have caused you to fail a field sobriety test and to challenge that evidence in court.

Neff Law Firm, P.A., lawyers can help you with your DWI case or any related legal matter including complex litigation.

If you've been charged with DWI in the Twin Cities metro area, contact a criminal defense lawyer at Neff Law Firm, P.A., to get the aggressive defense you need. Flexible appointment times are offered for your convenience at both the Roseville and Edina law offices.

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