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Marsh Halberg

Marsh Halberg

"Attorney of the Year" (Minnesota Lawyer 2011)

"Top Six Criminal Defense Attorneys" (Mpls/St.Paul Magazine)

"Super Lawyer" (1997-Present)

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Tina Appleby

Tina Appleby

Achieved jury acquittals / case dismissals / successful resolutions in over 2,000 cases

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyer"

"Who's Who in Criminal Law"

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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

"Rising Star" from 2004-2013

"Super Lawyer" 2014, 2015 and 2016

Named one of the "TOP 40 UNDER 40" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

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Doug Hazelton

Doug Hazelton

"Best Lawyers in America" (2008-Present)

"Super Lawyer" (2008-Present)

Author Minnesota DWI Handbook (West Publishing)

Author Minnesota DWI Survival Guide

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Jeremy Kaschinske

Jeremy Kaschinske

One of a handful of MN defense attorneys certified on DataMaster, DMT (MN's current breath-testing device)

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

"Super Lawyer Rising Star" 2014, 2015 and 2016

TOP 10 Under 40 for the State of MN

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Debbie Lang

Debbie Lang

2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer Rising Star"

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

1 of 50 Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Members

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Lee Orwig

Lee Orwig

Trial Counsel - State's Largest criminal case (4,400 Defendants)

Criminal Defense Special Recognition Award (2011)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer Rising Star"

Criminal Law Co-chair (2010-2012)

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Dave Risk

Dave Risk

Eight-Time Award Winner of "SuperLawyer - Rising Star"

J.D. William Mitchell College of Law magna cum laude graduate

2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer"

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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Magna Cum Laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law

"Marshall Brennan Fellow"

Former Law Clerk, Third Judicial District

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Christina Zauhar

Christina Zauhar

Member of Minnesota Women Lawyers

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Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

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Loss of Driver's License

When it comes to loss of driving privileges, many of us think of "DWI" offenses.

Indeed, if a person's alcohol content tests at .08 or more within two (2 ) hours of driving, operating, or in physical control of a motor vehicle, his/her license is revoked, usually within seven (7) days.

This will happen even if one is never criminally prosecuted for a DWI --- or, even if one is prosecuted for a DWI, takes it all the way to a jury trial and is ultimately found "not guilty".

This is because the criminal arena wherein a person faces jail time, fines, education/treatment and probation is completely separate from the civil arena, --- i.e., the "implied consent part" --- of a DWI arrest.

In the civil arena, there are strict deadlines to file paperwork to contest the driver's license revocation from a DWI.

If you have been charged with drunk driving, contact our Minnesota DWI Attorney now

If this is not properly done, one will automatically forfeit their right to contest the revocation. (Moreover, he/she will forever have an alcohol-related "blemish" on his/her record. This will serve to dramatically increase insurance rates and even make a future offense more serious.)

Revocation periods for DWI offenses can range from thirty (30) days to many many years. The latter is the case if there are accidents with injuries and/or deaths, repeat offenses, a failure to pass a DWI test, a failure to pay a reinstatement fee of almost $700.00 and/or a failure to complete education or treatment recommendations.

A DWI arrest is not the only way for one to lose his/her license to drive.

The suspension, revocation, or cancellation of a driver's license may result from all sorts of scenarios that have nothing to do with alcohol.

A Minnesota DWI Lawyer can help you lay out a defense plan

Examples are: failing to pay child support, failing to pay fines, driving without a license, driving without insurance, failure to show up for court, and continuing to drive after one's privileges have been limited or taken away.

Depending on the situation, one who has lost driving privileges may be eligible for a "limited" license for work, school, treatment and/or homemaking purposes. In some counties, one may apply to have their full privileges reinstated temporarily during the period of time that it takes for the matter to be fully and finally resolved through the court process. For some people, an ignition interlock device can provide relief.

An experienced attorney will be able to protect your rights, educate you about your options, and tell you what you need to do to obtain your license again at the earliest possible moment.

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