We're available 24/7. Call us at (612) 444-5020.

Coon Rapids DWI Defense Attorneys

Protecting Your Rights & Freedom Across Anoka County

Being arrested for DWI can be a confusing and frightening experience. After a DWI arrest, you may not know where to turn or how to protect your rights. The good news is that you have options. The first and most important option is to hire a DWI lawyer who can help you understand the charges you face and what you can do to fight them.

At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., our Coon Rapids DWI attorneys have more than 100 years of collective legal experience. We have successfully defended countless clients facing all types of criminal charges, including misdemeanor and felony DWI. We know what it takes to win, and we are prepared to fight for you.

Call (612) 444-5020 or contact us online today to schedule a free case review with our Coon Rapids DWI lawyers. We are ready to put our experience to work for you.

Why Choose Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.?

When it comes to your freedom and your future, experience matters. Our Coon Rapids DWI attorneys have been on the front lines of countless complex criminal cases, including those involving DWI. We know the law and the legal process, and we are prepared to guide you every step of the way. We have a proven track record of success, and we are ready to help you, too.

Our team is prepared to handle all types of DWI cases, including those involving:

  • First-time DWI
  • Multiple DWI offenses
  • Felony DWI
  • Drug-related DWI
  • Underage DWI
  • And more

No matter the circumstances, our Coon Rapids DWI lawyers are prepared to fight for you. We have the experience, resources, and skill to take on even the toughest prosecutors and the most challenging cases. We can help you understand your rights and what to do if you are pulled over for DWI in Coon Rapids, as well as what to expect as your case moves forward.

Understanding Minnesota DWI Laws

In Minnesota, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or greater. This is the legal limit for adults 21 and older. If you are pulled over while driving and your BAC is above the legal limit, you will be arrested for DWI.

Even if your BAC is below the legal limit, you could still be arrested for DWI. This is because Minnesota has “per se” DWI laws, which means that you can be charged based solely on your BAC, regardless of your level of impairment.

For example, if you are pulled over and your BAC is between 0.04% and 0.08%, you could be arrested for DWI. This is because commercial drivers and drivers under the age of 21 are subject to lower legal limits. For these drivers, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.04% or greater.

Additionally, if you are pulled over and an officer believes you are impaired based on your behavior, you could be arrested for DWI, even if your BAC is below the legal limit. This is because it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while “under the influence” of alcohol and/or drugs. Under Minnesota law, you can be charged with DWI if you are impaired by:

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • And other substances

In other words, if a police officer believes that you are impaired by any substance and that your ability to drive safely has been negatively affected, you can be arrested for DWI. You can be arrested for DWI even if you are not taking any medication or other substance. If you are fatigued or drowsy and an officer believes this has impaired your ability to drive, you can still be charged with DWI.

How Can I Fight My DWI Charges?

If you were arrested for DWI, you must understand that you are not automatically guilty. In fact, there are many ways to fight DWI charges in Coon Rapids and throughout Minnesota. In some cases, you may be able to avoid a conviction altogether. In others, you may be able to have the charges or penalties reduced.

At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., our DWI defense attorneys in Coon Rapids are prepared to take on the toughest cases. We have a proven track record of success, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial if that’s what it takes to secure the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Some of the most common defenses to DWI charges include:

  • Illegal traffic stop
  • Field sobriety test errors
  • Chemical test errors
  • Police misconduct
  • And more

Get the Help You Need Today

If you have been arrested for DWI in Coon Rapids or anywhere in the surrounding areas, you need a lawyer—and you need one now. Our Coon Rapids DWI attorneys are prepared to fight for you. We know the law, and we know the best defense strategies for a wide range of DWI cases. We can help you understand your options and make informed decisions about your future.

Get started on your case today; contact us at (612) 444-5020 to schedule your free initial consultation.


  • 1. Don’t Talk to the Police!

    It’s crucial to know that while you should remain respectful with authorities, you have the right to remain silent. This a right protected by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which makes it clear individuals are protected from being compelled to be a witness against him / herself in criminal matters.

    It’s important to note that:

    • Talking will not help you avoid an arrest. If law enforcement has probable cause to arrest you, then they will arrest you.
    • By speaking, you risk making a confession or providing information that can be used to indict you, even unknowingly.
    • Even if you feel that information being discussed is “harmless,” it is still in your best interest to invoke your Fifth Amendment right.
  • 2. Ask for a Lawyer!
    As soon as you can you should elect your right to have a defense attorney present. A Minnesota criminal defense lawyer or public defender can ensure the police do not violate your rights and help you avoid saying anything incriminating during questioning. Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so that we can be by your side whenever you need us. Call now!

Making a Difference for OUR CLIENTS

  • I cannot thank you enough for your help!

    “Your patience, knowledge and especially your attention to detail was admirable.”

  • This settlement has completely changed my life.

    “This settlement has completely changed my life. I appreciate Joe and Hannah’s tireless effort.”

  • Thank you for being so supportive

    “I just want to say that I don’t know any lawyers who would do what you did for your client.”

  • Thank you!

    “I just wanted to say thank you again for helping me out with everything.”

  • Thank you again.

    “When Kayla answered the telephone I felt like somebody truly had my back and cared about protecting me.”

Why Choose Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.?

  • We’ll start your case with a FREE, no-obligation consultation
  • Attorney Joseph Tamburino is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, achieved by only 3% of Attorneys
  • We have represented thousands of clients and we have handled hundreds of jury trials
  • Our attorneys have worked as prosecutors and public defenders throughout the state
  • Our team is available 24/7 – when our clients need us, we’re there for them


Don't hesitate to call us at (612) 444-5020 or fill out the form below. WE ARE AVAILABLE TO SPEAK WITH YOU 24/7.
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy