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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.

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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.

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    5 star service. Hands down the most professional, sincere, caring, and personally involved lawyer I have had on behalf of my life. I have had Justin represent me over the past few years covering things from traffic violations to a felony and have been pleased with the result every time. Not only that, I have recommended him to friends and family and they have nothing but nice things to say as well.”

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    Justin made a huge impact on my life, and gave me the second chance I needed to be successful in staying sober and living a "normal" life. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is facing criminal charges, because he's not just in it for the money. He truly wants to make a difference in people's lives.”

    Jenna, A Previous Client
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    Professional, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable dependable! Where do i start with the qualities of Justin Schiks, he is in a word Professional and i would refer Justin to everyone i know.”

    Malcolm, A Previous Client
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    I found myself in need of a criminal attorney as I was talking to Justin I was immediately put at ease and I knew I was in great hands. He is by far the most professional and personable lawyer I have ever worked with. He kept me up to date on everything that was happening in my case and helped keep my mind at ease and kept me relaxed and not stressed. If I ever find myself in need of a lawyer again. He will be my FIRST call. I highly recommend him to everyone.”

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    All I can say is that Justin Schiks saved me from what was a train wreck waiting to happen. I had a different criminal attorney that gave me very bad legal advice and did a plea that I never should have done. I thought my fate was sealed, but Justin said nothing is ever in set stone. He was able to get my plea reduced; resulting in dramatically reduced my sentence.”

    Anonymous, A Previous Client