St. Paul, MN DWI Defense Lawyer: First DWI
A drunk driving arrest can happen to anyone. The first time it happens to you, it can be devastating. A DWI can result in serious criminal penalties, driver’s license revocation, increased insurance rates. It can affect your employment situation and your relationships. In addition, with one DWI on your record, you are at risk of even more serious penalties should you ever be arrested again for drunk driving.
I am DWI defense attorney Justin Schiks. I represent people charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the St. Paul and Minneapolis metro area and throughout Minnesota. If you have been arrested for a first offense DWI, please contact me as soon as possible. I have a successful record of helping people from all walks of life achieve positive results after a DWI arrest.
My goal is to minimize the criminal penalties and administrative licensing sanctions associated with your arrest. I also work to minimize the harm a DWI can do to your criminal record.
Fighting the Charge
A DWI or DUI charge is not a conviction. There are many ways to challenge the state’s case against you. I will review the facts of your case and determine whether the police followed proper procedure before, during and after your arrest. If the police did not have probably cause to arrest you, for example, I may be able to get the charges dismissed.
In some cases, I have been able to get a DWI charge reduced to a careless driving, misdemeanor speeding or disorderly conduct. Removing a first time DWI from your record can be especially helpful to doctors, lawyers, stock brokers and other professionals whose professional license may be suspended or revoked if they are convicted of a DWI.
Minimizing Licensing Sanctions
The state will attempt to revoke your license, after a DWI arrest. You will have an opportunity to challenge the driver’s license revocation, but you only have a limited time to do so. The sooner you contact me, the sooner I can assess your case and put together a plan for addressing the licensing sanctions efficiently and effectively.
Throughout the process, I will treat you the way I would treat a close friend or family member. My clients know I care about them and am working hard on their behalf. To arrange a consultation about your DWI case, please call 651-504-2564 or contact me by email.