FT Sessoms

(612) 344-1505

Minnesota DWI & Drunk
Driving Defense Attorney

What should you do if you are stopped for drunk driving in Minnesota?
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Why Should I hire F.T. Sessoms as my Minnesota DWI lawyer?
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What should you do if you are arrested for drunk driving in Minnesota?
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Why have I been charged with a number of offenses?
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When does Miranda apply? Or, "The police did not read me my rights!"
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What is the difference between "DWI" and "DUI"?
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How can I get a limited license or "Work Permit"?
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When am I eligible for a limited license?
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How can I challenge the revocation of my license?
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How do you determine your blood alcohol concentration level?
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What are the criminal penalties for "driving while impaired"?
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Is my vehicle subject to forfeiture?
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Why should I fight my arrest, license revocation and/or forfeiture?
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Should I refuse to submit to chemical testing?
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If I Have A DWI or Similar Conviction, Am I Eligible to Enter Canada?
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What is the Status of the Minnesota Intoxilyzer Source Code Litigation?
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What Are "Aggravating Factors" in a DWI Case?
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What is AWI, SWI, And BWI?
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Why should I hire F.T. Sessoms as my Minnesota DWI lawyer?
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What Happens if I Get A DWI While Driving A Commercial Vehicle:
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What if I am not Driving a Commercial Vehicle but I own a Commercial License and I get arrested for a DWI?
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What Happens if I Drive Under The Influence And Someone Gets Hurt or Killed?
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If I Have Drugs In My System Can I be Charged With DWI?
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How Can I Obtain and Immediate Release From Jail?
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What Is The Difference Between the DWI and The Implied Consent Loss Of My Driver’s License?
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DWI Plate Impoundment or Will I Need to Get Whiskey Plates?
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What Happens If You Are From Another State and Get A DWI in Minnesota?
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What Are the Consequences of A Felony DWI?
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What Is the Minnesota Open Bottle Law?
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What Constitutes the Offense of Underage Drinking & Driving?
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How can I get a limited license or "Work Permit"?

Minnesota, like many other states, employs a pre-hearing license revocation system. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, the police will take your license away on the night of your arrest if:

(1) you refused to submit to chemical testing, or;

(2) you submitted to testing and the results showed a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more.

You will be issued a 7-day temporary license, after which your privilege to drive is revoked. To obtain a limited license you must:

(a) Visit your nearest driver-testing station and take the written test for individuals arrested for drunk driving. You will be tested on Chapters 7 & 8 of the driver's manual.  You no longer have to take the behind-the-wheel driving test;

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW CHAPTERS 7 & 8 OF THE DRIVERS MANUAL

(b) Pay the reinstatement fee;

The reinstatement fee is currently $680.00.

(c) Allow the statutory waiting period to expire;

(d) Visit the Department of Public Safety, Driver Evaluator Division, St. Paul, MN and show that you have passed the test and paid the reinstatement fee.

You will not be issued a limited license until your period of ineligibility has expired. Minnesota does not allow for an immediate limited license. Your current offense and prior DWI record determine when you are eligible for a limited license.