Alcohol and drug-related offenses are serious and can carry serious consequences. If you’re facing alcohol or drug-related charges, you can trust the criminal law attorneys at Blethen Berens to treat them with the gravity they merit.
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a crime in Minnesota that involves driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. A person driving, for example, with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at .08 or above can be charged with this crime in Minnesota. It is also a crime in Minnesota to refuse a breath test. DWI-related offences can carry both criminal penalties like fines and jail time and civil penalties such as loss of one’s driver’s license. These penalties vary depending on the severity of the DWI charges.
Drug crimes in Minnesota can involve the sale or possession of a number of controlled substances, including marijuana, heroin, and some prescription medications. The severity of these types of charges often depends on both the type and amount of the substance at issue.
Our criminal law attorneys are dedicated to finding the facts through thorough investigation on your behalf and working to protect the rights of those who are accused. They also work closely with local prosecutors to reach plea agreements that are advantageous to our clients, so you can focus on taking the right steps to move forward as quickly as possible. If you are facing charges of DWI, possession, distribution, or other alcohol or drug offences, count on Blethen Berens’s attorneys to make sure those charges are handled properly in the court of law.
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