Criminal Defense Lawyer Needed for Rochester DWI Death/Criminal Vehicular Operation

Gerald Mohs killed a nine year old boy when driving under the influence of alcohol in Olmsted County (Rochester, Minnesota).  He was charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and six counts of criminal vehicular operation. He killed a nine year old boy and three other individuals were also injured. He hit a car while driving the wrong way down a street in Rochester at 8:45 PM on September 20, 2014. Several cars swerved out of the way. Williams Siems was taken to the hospital and later passed away. His aunt and her son were seriously injured and might be paralyzed.

Mohs stayed at the crash site for a while and then fled. He was later found four miles away from the accident. He was on foot when he was found by the police. He was then arrested. He did not have a valid driver’s license and had a high alcohol content. His license had been expired since 1979 and was cancelled as inimical to public safety. He had a reading of .172. The legal limit in Minnesota is under a .08. He admitted to drinking alcohol to the police and told the officers he did not remember getting into an accident and did not know why he had injuries. He had injuries to his chest, hands, and right arm. His next court appearance is on October 2, 2014.

Contact a criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with a DWI in Rochester or Olmsted County or elsewhere in Minnesota. A criminal defense lawyer will be able to view the evidence to determine how to strategize and properly deal with the charge. A criminal defense attorney will try to get you the best outcome possible. Criminal vehicular operation and criminal vehicular homicide are very serious and you may be looking at a lengthy prison sentence. Max Keller is a criminal defense attorney in Minnesota. Call today for a free consultation.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

Years of Experience: Approx. 20 years
Minnesota Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: State of Minnesota Minnesota State Court Minnesota Federal Court 8th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals State of Maryland

What to Do If You Have Been Charged with a Criminal Offense

Stay calm and compose after getting accused of a crime but not charged in Minneapolis, MN. Do not discuss the facts of your case with anyone, including your relatives and family members. Hire a criminal defense attorney with a demonstrated record of winning cases like yours. Your attorney will discuss your rights, guide you on how to cooperate with law enforcement within the legal boundaries, and build a solid defense strategy to fight the charges you could face in the future.
Expungement and sealing of records in Minnesota affect how your criminal history appears to government agencies and the public. The main difference between the two legal actions is that expungement permanently removes past arrests, criminal charges, or convictions from private and public databases, while sealing hides the criminal record from the public. Courts, government entities, and law enforcement agencies can access sealed criminal records.
Minnesota recently passed a public safety bill that brings sweeping changes to the state’s juvenile justice system. While minors sometimes run afoul of the law, the juvenile justice system seeks to account for the differences between children and adults. Therefore, while the penalties for adults convicted of crimes focus on punishment, those for juveniles are aimed at diversion and restorative practices.