Skilled DUI Defense In The Western Metro

Drunk driving charges are prosecuted aggressively by Minnesota law enforcement authorities. If you face charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, it is important to enlist the help of a knowledgeable DUI defense lawyer. At Gries Lenhardt Allen, P.L.L.P., we counter aggressive DUI prosecution with equally aggressive defense.

The penalties for drunk driving, which is commonly referred to as driving while impaired (DWI), are serious. A first-time conviction is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Offenders must complete a chemical dependency assessment and face the loss of driving privileges. Penalties for subsequent DUI offenses or drunk driving charges that stem from an accident in which someone was injured are much more severe.

We Consider All Options For Your Defense

There may have been a time when navigating the justice system following a DUI arrest was something a person could do on his or her own, but that clearly is no longer the case. At Gries Lenhardt Allen, P.L.L.P., we review all aspects of your arrest thoroughly in order to develop the best possible defense strategy.

We will review the facts of the arrest to make sure police did not overstep their rights. We will also review how breath, blood or urine tests were administered to determine if the results can be challenged. There are many circumstances that cause false readings. We hold law enforcement officers to the highest standard possible.

In some cases, the best solution is to reach agreement on lesser charges in order to keep a drunk driving conviction off of your record. As with all criminal cases, there are times when it makes sense to go to trial and times when reaching agreement and avoiding going to court makes the most sense. We are capable in both areas.

A Prompt Response Is Critical

It is important to enlist the help of a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest. Call 612-444-6733 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We represent clients in Minneapolis and throughout the Western Metro from our offices in St. Michael, Minnetonka, and Blaine.