Helping You Avoid Losing Your License Or Your Vehicle
Losing your driver’s license can have a serious impact on your life. Thankfully, there are steps you can take if this happens to you. At the Minnesota law firm of Michael L. Samuelson, we know those steps. We have more than 30 years of criminal law experience on our side, and we use that experience to overcome these negative repercussions of DWI/DUI and other criminal charges.
Rights After Revocation
There is a body of law separate from the drunk driving statute, called the implied consent statute that allows for immediate revocation of a driver’s license upon failing a breath, blood or urine test. This revocation does not hinge on whether or not the DWI/DUI charge actually results in a conviction. Even if you are not convicted, you possibly face license revocation because of this separate process.
This process was created by the Minnesota Legislature with the intent of revoking driver’s license every time after a DWI/DUI arrest. The Legislature wants to achieve a 100% success rate, but we refuse to let that happen. We have the ability to challenge license revocation in court. This process is called the judicial review of license revocation. We know how to make these challenges successful.
Working Quickly After Vehicle Forfeiture
Under certain circumstances, the law permits the prosecution to seize and keep a vehicle used in the commission of a crime. More often than not, these situations involve multiple DWI/DUI offenses, although certain drug charges can result in forfeiture so can fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
If you have had your vehicle taken away, it is important that you act quickly. If the paperwork to challenge the forfeiture is not filed within a very short deadline (20, 30 or 60 days, depending on the case), the prosecutors get to keep your vehicle, regardless of whether they were right or wrong in doing so. We will make certain that the right moves are made and the deadlines are met as we strive to get your vehicle back.
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