License Revocation

Minneapolis DWI Attorney Kirk Anderson

A number of inconveniences come from license revocation, which can occur when a person is charged with drunk driving in Minnesota. A person doesn’t only face the DWI criminal penalties, such as fines and prison time, but they also face administrative sanctions. These sanctions include license revocation and the applicable fines.

If you have been charged with DWI because you failed an alcohol breath test or a blood or urine test, your driving privileges could be revoked immediately. Before the cancellation or revocation comes into effect completely, you may receive a temporary license for one week. After that week, you will not be able to continue driving. This is why it is important to challenge your DWI with the help of an experienced Minneapolis DWI attorney.

Skilled & Knowledgeable DWI Representation

There are different lengths of time in which a license is revoked. The length depends on the unique circumstances surrounding the case. For instance:

  • A person may receive a 90-day suspension if their BAC is below .16, they have no other impaired driving incidents within the preceding 10 years, and there are no aggravating factors.
  • A one-year suspension can result when there is a BAC of .16 or more; refusal to submit to blood, breath, or urine testing; two other DWIs within the preceding 10 years with a BAC under .16
  • A two-year suspension can result if there are two impaired driving incidents within the preceding 10 years and a BAC of .16 or higher.
  • A three-year suspension for having three DWIs within the past ten years.
  • A four-year suspension for four incidents within the past ten years
  • A six-year suspension for five or more incidents within the past ten years.

For anyone charged with underage DWI with a BAC of .08 or below, a 30-day suspension may result if there are no previous incidents and no aggravating factors present. A 180-day suspension may result from a second drunk driving incident when there are no aggravating factors present.

Protecting Your Rights

Regardless of what led to the DWI charge, Kirk Anderson has helped individuals throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul who have been charged with DWI. Clients learn about their rights associated with the DWI and the revocation, as well as how to challenge the revocation. In some cases, a person may qualify for a limited license that allows them to drive to and from work, find employment, provide for the needs of the family, to seek alcohol or drug treatment, or to attend classes at a college or university. Understanding your rights and options will help you make an informed decision in the case so you can obtain the best result.

Contact A Minneapolis DWI Lawyer

License revocation can cause a wide range of inconveniences. You cannot drive to where you need to go and that means not being able to run errands on your own, take your children to school, or take a road trip. You may be able to receive a work permit, but that is very limited. If you have been charged with DWI, it is important to fight the consequences. To learn about your rights and options, call the Anderson Law Firm, PLLC at 952-582-2904 for a free consultation.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Please contact attorney Kirk Anderson for an initial consultation.