Lose Minnesota Plates From DWI

The state of Minnesota impounds license plates if a driver is charged with certain crimes, including certain DWIs and driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety (DAC-IPS), when the driver has three or more DWIs (or DAC-IPS). If your license plates have been impounded, it means the plates were removed from your car and destroyed, making it illegal for you or anyone else to drive the vehicle used in the DWI or any other vehicle you own or co-own. If your license plates were impounded, Keller Law Offices can help by either challenging the impoundment or helping you get special plates (commonly called “whiskey plates”).

Talk to our Minneapolis license plate impoundment attorney today to learn about challenging a license plate impoundment or obtaining special license plates. Call Keller Law Offices at (952) 522-5026 for a free initial consultation. We offer two metro area office locations for your convenience.

Offenses That Can Result in License Plate Impoundment

As a skilled defense attorney practicing since 1997, Max A. Keller has extensive knowledge of the circumstances that can result in license plate impoundment for one year. He can build a strong defense on your behalf to challenge the license plate impoundment or obtain “whiskey plates” for your car. Talk to our law firm today if you have been charged with:

  • DWI first offense, if the alcohol content (AC) test result is .16 or more
  • DWI first offense, if there was a passenger in the vehicle under the age of 16
  • A DWI second or subsequent offense within 10 years of the first DWI conviction or DWI driver’s license revocation
  • Driving with a canceled driver’s license

With help from a skilled DWI defense attorney, the impoundment order can be reviewed and challenged, resulting in you keeping your license plates or obtaining special plates.

If you are an innocent owner, meaning you are the registered owner of the car but are not the individual who allegedly committed a DWI, you may be able to have new license plates issued for your car for free. Our law firm can help you through the legal process and the paperwork for accomplishing this.

Call for Your Free Initial Consultation

Schedule your free initial consultation with an attorney who has extensive knowledge of Minnesota license plate impoundment laws. Call Keller Law Offices at (952) 522-5026 or you can also contact us online.

He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-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. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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

Involve a criminal appeal attorney soon after you learn the prosecution is appealing your sentence. Your attorney will walk you through the involving and confusing sentencing guidelines. An attorney's involvement will also help you develop a defense strategy for the appeal.