The city of Chanhassen is located just a few miles southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is one of the earliest places to be settled in its county. It is located in the County of Carver which is in the First Judicial District for Minnesota Courts. Most DWI offenses that occur in Carver County are prosecuted by the Carver County Attorney’s Office. The district court for Carver County is located in downtown Chaska, MN.
If charged with a DWI in Chanhassen, your court appearances will be held at the district court in Chaska. There are various degress of DUI offenses in Minnesota. First degree DWI is a felony and is prosecuted by the Carver County Attorey’s office located in Chaska. If your offense is a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor DWI offense and occurred specifically in Chanhassen , then the case will be prosecuted by the law firm of Campbell & Knutson.
For misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenses, your initial court appearance on the criminal charges will be called an arraignment and first appearance, respectively. At this appearance, the prosecutor will be present and you will be required to appear. The defendant will be required to enter a plea of not guilty or guilty at their arraignment on misdemeanor DWI offenses. With regard to gross misdemeanor and felony level DUI charges, the defendant will also be required to appear, but will not required to enter a plea at the initial appearance. However, the presiding district court judge on that day in Chaska, will need to determine if any conditions of release need to be set for their continued release.
As discussed in other blogs and within our website, there are certain DWI related offenses that require mandatory conditions be set by the court in order for you to be released. Such conditions could include bail, no use of alcohol and alcohol monitoring.
It is extremely important that you contact an experienced Chanhassen DWI Attorney to review your case prior to making any court appearance. There are certain time constraints with regard to civil penalties in most Minnesota DUI cases. You should discuss these issues in addition to a to any legal issues you may in defense of your criminal charges.