A DUI/DWI conviction is costly in many ways. In addition to the legal penalties, it can cause you to lose your driver's license, increase your insurance costs, make you ineligible for certain jobs and prevent you from owning a firearm. Whether this is your first DUI/DWI arrest or you have had previous convictions, you need an experienced defense attorney who understands the complex drunk driving laws and will fight for you.
Experienced Misdemeanor, Gross Misdemeanor and Felony DUI/DWI Defense
I am Howard Bass, a skilled Burnsville DUI defense lawyer. For more than 25 years, I have provided a powerful, knowledgeable defense for people charged with drunk driving offenses. I can represent you at any stage in your case — whether you have just been charged, are going to trial or are filing an appeal.
Because so much is at stake with your DUI/DWI charge, it is important to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows how to navigate the legal system and will aggressively defend you.
Minnesota DUI/DWI Charges Require Aggressive Defense
Legal penalties for drunk driving convictions are steep and can include:
- Costly fines
- Jail time
- Loss of driver's license
- Loss of license plates
- Vehicle forfeiture
- Mandatory alcohol assessment and treatment
As your attorney, I will work directly with you, building the strongest defense possible for your situation. While fighting the criminal portion of the charge, I will also work on the administrative side, challenging your license revocation and working to obtain a work permit so your employment doesn't suffer.
Trust your case to someone who has been included on Minnesota Law & Politics' Super Lawyer listing, named one of the "Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Minnesota" by Minnesota Monthly, and selected by his peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America." Trust your case to me.
What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor, Gross Misdemeanor and Felony DUI/DWI?
How your drunk driving charge is classified depends on several factors, including:
- If your blood alcohol content was .20 or greater
- If you refused to submit to alcohol concentration testing
- If there was a passenger under the age of 16 in the vehicle
- If you caused an accident that injured someone
- If you were driving when your license was revoked or cancelled for a prior alcohol-related crime
Your previous drunk driving convictions or alcohol-related driver's license revocations
Contact Me As Your Dakota County Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with a drunk driving offense, contact me online or call my office locally at 952-466-6718 or toll free at 888-340-9617. I accept credit cards, offer free initial consultations and am conveniently located south of the river.
Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.