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What to do after being arrested for DWI

If you or someone you know has been arrested for DWI or drunk driving, here are a few initial things to know:

Call a DWI Attorney Quickly

Your best first step is to call a Minneapolis or St. Paul DWI Attorney. An attorney can ensure that your matter is handled properly and that you receive the best result available. If you are stressed or unsure about the process, an experienced drunk driving lawyer can help you through the process.

Consider Challenging the Collateral Consequences

As part of a DWI arrest, you may have your driver’s license revoked, license plates impounded, or vehicle forfeited. If you want to challenge these processes, you need to affirmatively file a challenge. In addition, the time to file a challenge is limited to between 30 and 60 days. Make sure you consider filing the challenges before the deadline passes.

Consider Rehabilitation Options

If a DWI results in a conviction, you’ll typically be required to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations. If you have alcohol issues, it might be worthwhile to start the process early and take rehabilitative steps to address the alcohol issues, such as treatment or attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

If you are facing a DWI, DUI, or drunk driving charge, call St. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyer Eric Rice for a free consultation at 651-998-9660.