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Facing DWI Charges in Eden Prairie, MN?

Being arrested for and charged with DWI is a very serious matter. Not only are you facing a criminal conviction, but you are also facing the loss of your driving privileges. In Minnesota, a first-time DWI offender can face up to 90 days in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and the loss of their driver’s license for up to one year. The penalties only get worse for subsequent offenses.

Given the significant consequences, it is highly recommended that you reach out to a skilled DWI defense attorney in Eden Prairie as soon as possible. The legal team at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. is standing by to take your call. Our attorneys have a proven record of success in even the most complex DWI cases. We can help you fight your charges and, when possible, work to minimize the consequences you face.

Don’t face your DWI charges alone. Call our Eden Prairie DWI defense lawyers at (612) 444-5020 today to request your free consultation.

What is the Legal Limit for DWI in Minnesota?

Like all other states, Minnesota has set a legal limit for how much alcohol a driver can have in their system before they are considered to be driving under the influence. For most drivers, the legal limit is 0.08%. For commercial drivers, the legal limit is 0.04%. For drivers under the age of 21, the legal limit is 0.00%.

It is important to note that you can still be charged with and convicted of DWI in Minnesota even if your BAC is below the legal limit. If an officer believes you are too impaired to drive safely, you can be arrested and charged with DWI, regardless of your BAC. This is often the case when a driver is under the influence of drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol.

What Are the Penalties for DWI in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, DWI penalties will vary based on the specific circumstances involved. For example, a driver who is charged with DWI for the first time will face less severe penalties than a driver who is charged with DWI for the third time. DWI penalties will also vary based on the specific facts of the case, such as whether the driver had a child in the vehicle or whether anyone was injured as a result of the driver’s intoxication.

That said, the following are the general DWI penalties in Minnesota:

  • First offense: Up to 90 days in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and the loss of your driver’s license for up to one year
  • Second offense: Up to one year in jail, up to $3,000 in fines, and the loss of your driver’s license for up to two years
  • Third offense: Up to one year in jail, up to $3,000 in fines, and the loss of your driver’s license for up to six years
  • Fourth or subsequent offense: Up to seven years in prison, up to $14,000 in fines, and the loss of your driver’s license for up to six years

In addition to these penalties, you may also be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle at your own expense. An IID is a device that requires you to pass a breath test before you can start your vehicle. If the device detects alcohol on your breath, your vehicle will not start. The length of time you are required to have the IID in your vehicle will depend on the specific facts of your case.

How Our Eden Prairie DWI Defense Attorneys Can Help You

Our team believes that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. We also believe that everyone deserves a fair chance to defend themselves in a court of law. When you turn to us for help, we will fight aggressively on your behalf, working to protect your rights and your future every step of the way.

Our Eden Prairie DWI defense attorneys have successfully handled thousands of cases. We have also earned the respect of the local legal community, as well as numerous accolades from our peers. When you need a legal advocate in Eden Prairie, choose Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.

Call us at (612) 444-5020 or contact us online today to get started by scheduling a free 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!

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    “I came to Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. in 2018 after a severe accident left me unable to work and in constant pain. The firm helped me secure a $700,000 award, far exceeding my expectations. Their tireless efforts have completely changed my life, covering medical bills and future wage loss.”

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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
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