WARNING: THE ALCOHOL LIMIT FOR DWI’s HAS BEEN LOWERED!
DWI laws have been toughened once again. Starting August 1, 2015, it is now
a gross misdemeanor if you drive a motor vehicle while having an alcohol
concentration of .16 or greater. Previously, it was a gross misdemeanor
only if you had an alcohol concentration at a .20 or more. However, Governor
Dayton has signed a law that lowers the gross misdemeanor limit to .16 or more.
This means that first time offenders will face up to one year in jail and
the loss of driving privileges for one year, if they have a .16 or more
alcohol concentration. It is imperative that you contact us immediately
if you are arrested or have been charged with a DWI.
The law will state the following:
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169A.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
(2) having an alcohol concentration of 0.16 or more as measured at the
time, or within two hours of the time, of the offense.
How We Can Help
We understand that many criminal defense laws, including driving while
intoxicated can be confusing to understand. When you are faced with the
possibility of being charged, our Minneapolis DWI attorneys know you need
answers now—and quickly.
With over 90 years of experience defending those who have been arrested
or accused of very serious crimes, Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.
is prepared provide you with answers that can give you peace of mind.
This is especially helpful, as the laws can evolve and will continue to
do so as we grow as a society.
It is always important to remember that the consequences of being convicted
of any crime can place undue strain on you and your family, force you
to pay heavy fines, and leave a blemish on your good name and reputation
for many years after. When you come to us, we can give compassionate support
and fierce legal representation so that you won’t have to go through
the entire criminal process alone.
Contact Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. for a free consultation!