DWI Defenses: Did Police Violate Your Right to An Attorney?

Did you know that when you are arrested for a DWI, you have a right to call an attorney before you decide to take a Breath Test, a Blood Test or a Urine Test under the Implied Consent Law, according to the Minnesota Supreme Court in Friedman v. Commissioner of Public Safety ?  Not only that, but you also have the right to call a non-attorney to get the name or phone number of an attorney, OR to have your friend or family member try to get a hold of an attorney for you.  The Police, unfortunately, often violate DWI arrestees pre-test right to counsel by NOT allowing a person charged with dWI to call a non-attorney for the purpose of getting the name or number of an attorney

Under the Minnesota Court of Appeals cases of Clough v. Commissioner of Public Safety and State v. Karau, a DWI arrestee has a right to call a non-attorney friend or family member to get the name or number of an aggressive, experienced DWI attorney. Attorney Max Keller of Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys has won DWI cases before based on the violation of the pre-test right to counsel, and based on many other issues too.

Your rights may have been violated when you were arrested for DWI, including your right to call a friend to get the name/number of an attorney.  A That is why you need to call an Experienced, Aggressive DWI criminal defense firm like Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys NOW to help you fight back.

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

Confidential informants may provide integral information to help build criminal investigations, but how reliable is that information when they are receiving payment for their services? To protect them, state law requires the identity of informants be kept confidential. For those facing criminal charges, however, this creates challenges in questioning the accuracy and validity of the information given at trial.
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.