Minnesota Criminal Vehicular Operation Attorney

Are You Accused of a Drunk Driving Injury, Accident or Fatality?

Driving under the influence is prosecuted as a felony crime if an intoxicated driver causes an accident resulting in serious injury or death. With the prospect of prison and lengthy license revocation, you cannot afford to confess or count on mercy. You need a lawyer who can effectively confront the allegations.

The law firm of Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., has handled thousands of DWI cases, including high-profile prosecutions for criminal vehicular operation or criminal vehicular homicide. We know how to attack the DWI element as well as other facets of the case. We are focused on protecting your freedom and your driver's license.

Arrested for a serious or deadly DWI accident? Call us immediately.
We provide criminal defense, with a special focus on drunk driving cases, in the Twin Cities and statewide Minnesota. Contact us now for a free consultation.

Criminal Vehicular Operation and Criminal Vehicular Homicide

Minnesota's criminal vehicular operation statute establishes major penalties for a person who negligently causes a fatality or serious injury while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The potential penalties depend on the severity of the accident:

  • Bodily harm, substantial bodily harm or great bodily harm — Up to five years in prison or a fine of up to $10,000
  • Injury or death to an unborn child — Up to five years in prison for injury or 10 years for death or a fine of up to $20,000
  • Death of a human being — Up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $20,000

Aggravating factors that may influence or enhance these penalties include fleeing the scene of the accident, prior DWI-related convictions, or extreme BAC of .20 or greater.

You Need an Experienced DWI Defense Attorney to Fight for Your Freedom

Criminal defense trial lawyer Jeffrey Sheridan does not try to plea bargain your case as a first recourse. He fights to get charges dismissed or evidence suppressed, and he prepares from day one for the possibility of defending you before a jury.

Jeffrey is recognized as one of the most effective DWI defense attorneys in Minnesota. He examines every facet of your arrest and the prosecution's investigation for opportunities to challenge the case against you. Can the prosecution establish that you were driving? That you were drinking? Did the victim's actions contribute to the accident?

We understand that your freedom and your future are on the line. Contact Sheridan & Dulas online or call now at 651-968-1249. From our offices in Eagan, we handle criminal vehicular operation charges in Dakota County, the Twin Cities metro area and throughout Minnesota.