Understand Minnesota’s DWI Laws

Don’t believe the hype: you can beat back a charge of driving under the influence (DWI)—we’ve done it. A DWI is generally charged when someone chooses to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. DWI’s charges are very serious crimes.

Depending on the specific charge, a defendant will face:

  • Significant jail time
  • Expensive fines
  • Forfeiture of the vehicle
  • License Suspensions

We have the criminal defense experience it takes to get results, so speak with a St. Paul DWI attorney today to fight these charges and keep the things that matter most to you.

Discuss the details of your arrest in a complimentary case evaluation.

Types of DWI Charges

In Minneapolis, there are several degrees of DWI that you can be charged with depending on the details involved.

  • These are:
  • First Degree DWI – Felony DWI cases. Charged if this is your fourth or more DWI
  • Second Degree DWI – Gross misdemeanor and is a DWI with two+ aggravating factors
  • Third Degree DWI – Gross misdemeanor and is a DWI with an aggravating factor
  • Fourth Degree DWI – Typical first-time DWI offense and is a misdemeanor

Work with a Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney

Even though you likely try obeying the law, you may have made a mistake that led to you being arrested for driving under the influence. We understand that a criminal arrest is a very stressful circumstance and you will need legal assistance to protect your rights. Our firm can investigate your case to build a strategic defense and educate you as to your options.

Defending Your Freedom, Privileges, & Reputation

Having an experienced and helpful team of Saint Paul and Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys in your corner is an absolute necessity. From the moment that our team at Capitol City Law Group, LLC takes your case, we will immediately begin reviewing all evidence against you, find any holes in the prosecution’s case, and create the best possible defense to protect your future. You can count on us to be by your side throughout the entire process.

Contact our firm today at (651) 419-3615.



We are passionate about standing up for the underdog and helping to make sure that their rights are protected. Get started with a completely free and no-obligation case consultation with our dedicated team.