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Facing Your Second DWI in Minnesota?

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Have you been arrested for your second DWI offense in Minnesota? If so, it is important that you act quickly. Call the Minneapolis DWI defense attorneys at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. for a free consultation. Our team is available to discuss your case 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Why should Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. be your first call?

  • Both of our partners have experience as former prosecutors
  • Our firm has handled hundreds of jury trials in the state
  • We have been included in Super Lawyers® for over a decade
  • We’ve been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

Overview of the Penalties for a Second DWI Conviction

In the state of Minnesota, there are four degrees of impaired driving charges: first degree, second degree, third degree, and fourth degree. Ultimately, the severity of your charges will depend on the number of aggravating factors present in your case—which may include prior DWI convictions, high blood alcohol levels, and/or the presence of a child in your vehicle at the time of the offense.

If you have been charged with your second DWI offense within 10 years of a prior conviction, you will automatically face third degree, gross misdemeanor DWI charges. However, if your blood alcohol concentration was also at .20 or greater, or a child was in your vehicle, your charges could be elevated to second degree DWI—as you would now have two aggravating factors present in your case.

The penalties for a third degree DWI offense may include:

  • Up to $3,000 in criminal fines
  • Maximum jail sentence of one year
  • One-year license revocation

The penalties for a second degree DWI offense may include:

  • Up to $3,000 in criminal fines
  • Maximum jail sentence of one year
  • Two-year license revocation

Act Fast – Get Your Free DWI Case Evaluation Today

If you are facing your second DWI conviction, it is crucial that you hire a criminal defense lawyer with experience. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., we have been defending criminally accused clients in Minneapolis since 1983. We know what it takes to win a difficult case, and we know how to protect your rights. Contact our office today to discuss your case with our DWI attorneys in Minneapolis.


Give us a call at (612) 444-5020 to request your FREE, no-risk case evaluation!