Defenses to DWI Charges

Minnesota DWI Defense Attorneys & Lawyers

There are many defenses available if you've been charged with drunk driving. We can attack the arresting officer's observations or opinions. We can also call into question the credibility of witnesses (police officers) who tested your blood alcohol content near the time of arrest. Sometimes we will subpoena a witness who will testify that a client was sober at the time of the alleged offense.

Other drunk driving defenses include:

  • Improper observation prior to the administration of a breath test;

  • Lack of an "articulable basis" for the officer's initial stop;

  • No baseline to measure "poor performance" on a breath test;

  • Field sobriety tests conducted in violation of the relevant NHTSA standards;

  • Contamination of the breath alcohol test sample;

  • Lack of foundation for an officer to make a medical nystagmus diagnosis;

  • Justification for showing typical signs of intoxication, such as illness or sleep deprivation;

  • Speeding as a basis for the officer's stop and suspicion of DWI;

  • Physical characteristics, such as diet, that alter breath test samples;

  • Lack of probable cause for arrest;

  • Improper interrogation;

  • Failure to provide access to legal counsel;

  • Challenging the foundation of the breathalyzer test; and

  • Rising blood alcohol content.

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If you've been charged with a DWI, we know you have many unanswered questions. The sooner you involve an experienced defense attorney, the better able we will be to gather evidence and address other important elements of your case. Contact our Minnesota DWI defense firm now at 763.323.6555 to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

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Our Minnesota DWI defense lawyers represent clients throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Roseville and Woodbury.

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