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Why have I been charged with a number of DWI offenses?

An individual arrested for drunk driving in Minnesota will typically be charged with a number of DWI offenses.  These DWI offenses:

(1) Driving While Impaired (DWI);

(2) Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) over .08%;

(3) Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) over .08% within 2 hours of driving; or

(4) Refusal to Submit to Testing.

These DWI offenses are the various ways of committing a violation under MN. Stat. § 169A. 20.  A person can only be convicted of one of the above DWI related offenses and all the others must be dismissed at the time of sentencing.

In addition to the criminal charges, any person who tests a .08% alcohol concentration level at the time of arrest or any person who refuses to submit to testing will also suffer the loss of his or her driver’s license.  A seven day temporary license will be issued on the night of the arrest and thereafter, the license revocation will commence for a minimum period of 90 days.

Contact Minneapolis DWI Attorney F. T. Sessoms:

Minnesota DWI offenses are serious charges which may effect your future. So if you have been charged with any Minnesota DWI offense,  please call Minneapolis DWI Attorney F. T. Sessoms at (612) 344-1505 for answers to all of your Minnesota DWI and DUI questions.