Criminal Vehicular Operation
Accidents increase the DWI/DUI/Impaired Driving stakes in Minnesota. When a motor vehicle accident preceded a driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) conviction, the consequences for the offending motorist can be dire. Halberg Criminal Defense has more than 140 years of combined experience working extensively with motorists in the Twin Cities area who have been arrested for DUI and DWI and causing motor vehicle accidents. When injuries result from said accident, the driver will likely face Criminal Vehicular Operation (CVO) and/or Criminal Vehicular Homicide (CVH) charges. Minnesota Statute § 609.21 defines Criminal Vehicular Homicide and Injury. Based upon the severity of the injuries, the charges could include gross misdemeanors and/or felonies. To date, Halberg Criminal Defense has successfully defended thousands of motorists accused of drunk or drugged driving, Criminal Vehicular Operation (CVO) and Criminal Vehicular Homicide (CVH) in Twin Cities communities, including Minneapolis, Bloomington, Saint Paul, Anoka, Golden Valley, Saint Louis Park, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Maple Grove and Edina. In doing so, we have saved them money, embarrassment and jail time.
Our Minnesota DWI Attorneys understand the complexity of drunk driving charges
Experience has taught us that not everything the police, prosecutors and insurance company lawyers say about motorists accused of DUI, DWI, Criminal Vehicular Operation (CVO) or Criminal Vehicular Homicide (CVH) is accurate. Eyewitnesses may disagree on the circumstances of a collision. Law enforcement officers may improperly administer field sobriety tests or implement faulty breath, blood or urine tests. If you were arrested for causing an accident because you were allegedly intoxicated and behind the wheel, the best ting you can do is to call an experienced DWI/DUI lawyer today.
Motorists facing a DUI, DWI, Criminal Vehicular Operation (CVO) or Criminal Vehicular Homicide (CVH) charge may think the court will be linnet because of their lack of criminal history. This is not usually the case. When an accident is involved, the prosecutor and judge will often seek harsher penalties even if this is a first offense. A convicted motorist can have his or her driver's license revoked, face incarceration, and be required to pay thousands of dollars in fines and bills. Being involved in a car accident, or truck accident, while drunk or high not only can result in additional charges but the consequences can dramatically increase. If a person suffers an injury or dies as a result of a DWI/DUI motorist's actions, the charges increase and the motorist will face Criminal Vehicular Operation (CVO) or Criminal Vehicular Homicide (CVH) charges in addition to the DWI/DUI charges. Penalties can reach the felony level depending on the severity of the injuries and/or the driver's history.
A Minnesota DWI Lawyer is important to your defense and should be contacted immediately
If the motorist is a repeat offender, Minnesota's harsh laws can translate into a loss of rights and property, lengthy imprisonment and other negative consequences. Don't be that motorist. Instead, call an experienced, knowledgable Twin Cities drunk driving accident attorney who can find the holes in the prosecutor's case and inconsistencies in the police evidence. You should always fight a DWI/DUI charge vigorously with a committed DWI or DUI accident defense. Contact Halberg Criminal Defense in Bloomington today at 612-DEFENSE.