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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Minneapolis Drugged Driving Lawyer

Were You Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Minnesota?

According to section 169A.20 of Minnesota law, it is illegal for a person to be in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance or any other hazardous substance that affects the brain, nervous system, or muscles. Not only does this refer to illegal narcotics, but it includes certain prescription drugs as well.

If you have been arrested and accused of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, contact Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. and speak with a Minneapolis DWI lawyer about what to do next. With your rights and driving privileges on the line, you should not risk a criminal conviction by attempting to handle your charges without the help of an experienced lawyer.

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

  • 100+ years of experience
  • Former Minnesota prosecutors
  • Attorney Joseph Tamburino is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • Our attorneys have been featured in the Super Lawyers® list for 15 consecutive years
  • Available days, nights, and weekends
  • Free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluations

Our firm has handled DWI cases since 1983 and is familiar with the best ways to protect our clients. Experienced in the courtroom and respected by our peers, our attorneys have obtained numerous favorable outcomes for clients. The outcome of your case will depend on the quality of representation you choose, so turn to us for help during this challenging time.

    We’re available 24/7 to offer you a FREE case evaluation. Call (612) 444-5020 now.

    Minnesota is Zero-Tolerance State

    Minnesota is a zero-tolerance state when it comes to driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). This means that a driver will be arrested if an officer has a reasonable suspicion that he or she is operating a vehicle with any Schedule I or Schedule II controlled drug in their system. This is a per se charge, meaning that there does not actually need to be any impairment in driving ability for the driver to be charged with DWI.

    If a person is found to be under the influence of a hazardous substance, then he or she will face DWI charges. However, this law does not apply to marijuana or marijuana metabolites (the chemical substance that remains after marijuana has been metabolized in a person’s body.)

    Penalties for Drug-Impaired Driving

    A driver who has been arrested and accused of driving under the influence of drugs will be subject to the full range of penalties for an alcohol-related DUI.

    These penalties include:

    • Jail time
    • Fines of $1,000 or more
    • License suspension
    • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
    • Drug counseling

    When you choose to work with our firm, we may be able to reduce or eliminate your charges, potentially helping you avoid jail time.

    Don’t Wait to Seek the DWI Defense You Need

    The Minneapolis DWI attorneys at our firm have fought and won numerous DWI cases during their years in practice. When you discuss your case with one of our attorneys, we can investigate the results of any urine or blood tests taken to determine the presence of drugs in your system, and look into whether the appropriate protocol was followed during testing to ensure accuracy. Then, we can determine the appropriate course of action based on the circumstances surrounding your arrest.

    Work with an attorney you can rely on. Contact Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. at (612) 444-5020.

    Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

    Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

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    What Our Clients Are Saying

    • “How do I ever thank you enough for your amazingly great strategy that got my case dismissed! ” - J. E.
    • “ Kayla Wengronowitz was my attorney in a claim against me involving Title IX and won my difficult and extensive case. She was a beacon of hope to me when my options seemed very limited. Kayla provided clarity for me to understand everything happening in the case, she made smart and calculated decisions, she made sure I was comfortable with every decision she made, and she responded to difficult situations seemingly with ease. Most importantly, Kayla was empathetic and provided comfort throughout the strenuous process. I am extremely grateful for her service and highly recommend her without reservation.” - Anonymous
    • “I strongly recommended to anybody who needs a criminal lawyer representation ” - M.M.
    • “ I just wanted to thank you so much! I am so pleased with all the hard work you put in. I would have never had the chance to get the outcome I did without you. You did an amazing job and we are feeling very greatful to have made the right call when we chose you.” - P.K.
    • “ Hi Allan, Just wanted to say thanks for the phone call last night and all the support today at court. It's been the most stressful time of my life but your advice, superior knowledge, confidence, and support are very much appreciated.” - D.D.
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    Recent Case Victories

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      Outcome: Client was charged with 3 rd Degree DWI in Hennepin County due to operating a motor vehicle with a very high ...

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      Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with 4th Degree DWI after they were pulled ...

    • Disorderly Conduct Avoided Conviction

      Outcome: Husband and wife were charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing legal process in Anoka County after ...

    • Felony Fifth-Degree Possession Avoided Conviction

      Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with felony fifth-degree possession after ...

    • Domestic Assault Case Dismissed

      Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with a domestic assault after his wife ...

    • Probation Violation – Possession of Child Pornography Sentence Reduction

      Outcome: Client was on probation for possession of child pornography, a condition of which that he not use or possess ...

    • DWI Reduction of Charges

      Outcome: Client was charged with misdemeanor DWI after he ran out of gas on the freeway and a police officer did a ...

    • Predatory Offender Registration Violation Charge Dismissed

      Outcome: Client was charged with a Predatory Offender Registration Violation. Client was facing a presumptive prison ...

    • Felony Criminal Vehicular Operation Reduction of Charges

      Outcome: Client was charged with two counts of Felony Criminal Vehicular Operation Resulting in Great Bodily Harm. Ms. ...

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