On this blog and within our websit we have covered what the enhanceability of a Minnesota DWI/DUI conviction means (Degrees of DWI Charges). In essence, if an individual is convicted or pleads guilty to a DWI in Minnesota, he or she is required to be advised by both the court and their attorney that a subsequent charge for DWI within a period of 10 years can be charged as a more serious level of DUI offense based on the current plea or conviction. Below is a case that best illustrates this point.
The Prior Lake Police recently arrested a 50-year-old man after receiving a call from Mystic Lake Casino security. Reports say that the casino security called the police to report a man who appeared to be intoxicated and was causing disturbance at the casino. The complaint caused the police to arrest the drunken man after he left the casino. Within just about eleven years, he got his fifth arrest for drunken driving.
After taking the Intoxilyzer test, it showed a blood alcohol content reading of 0.24 which is three times the 0.8 legal BAC limit. He was then arrested for first-degree DWI . His court records showed he has previous DWI convictions or alcohol related license revocations from May 2001 in Rice County and from September 2001, March 2003 and September 2007 in Dakota County. He was also convicted in Ramsey County of Driving After Cancellation in year 2004.
The District Court of Scott County charged him with four counts of DWI which include felony DWI of two counts, misdemeanor open-bottle offense, as well as gross misdemeanor in violation of terms of restricted driver’s license. The man is now in Scott County Jail custody on a bail of $80,000.
If you have a DWI charge, then you should contact an experienced and well-trained Minneapolis DWI Lawyer immediately to defend your DWI case. Respected Minnesota Criminal Lawyer, Douglas T. Kans, is always ready to provide you with comprehensive legal services for the best possible resolution of your DWI/DUI case. You can contact Kans Law Firm, LLC at (952) 835-6314 for a free case review.