In the past few weeks, we have written a number of blog posts that highlight some areas of drunk driving and the enforcement of DUI laws that may make you scratch your head, or at the very least realize that the defendant in these cases isn’t always the criminal monster that they are often portrayed as.
Taken collectively, these posts should show you that the harsh punishment associated with a DUI/DWI is made even more infuriating when questionable circumstances are involved. It feels much more like a punishment that doesn’t entirely fit the crime — and that’s even assuming that the incident in question really even was a “crime.”
Someone accused or convicted of a DUI/DWI can be hit with so many penalties. They could go to jail; they will lose their license, and potentially even their vehicle; they will have to pay fines and court costs; they will likely have to go to alcohol assessment and therapy sessions, which, of course, they will have to pay for; and on top of it all, your newly acquired criminal record will make it difficult for you to find a new job or to retain the one that you have.
Regardless of your DUI case, you need legal help to minimize the damage or to contest the charges if you think you were wrongfully accused or wrongfully arrested. Even if it’s a seemingly clear, open-and-shut case, or if it’s a controversial and inconclusive case, the person being accused needs an attorney by their side. In the Twin Cities area, and really, in the state of Minnesota, people in this situation need to know the names Sheridan & Dulas. Our firm has the experience with DUI cases and the knowledge of DWI laws to help anyone who is being accused of this offense.