St. Paul DUI Conviction Attorney

If you have been charged with or arrested for DWI or DUI, there are several questions you probably have on your mind: “Am I going to lose my job? How long will my license be suspended? How long could I be in jail? What happens if I have a DWI on my employment record?” Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys in Minneapolis provides highly skilled defense services to people throughout the Twin Cities metro area who have these questions and more.

Do not wait to get started on your DWI defense. Call Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys at (952) 522-5026 for a free initial consultation with a St. Paul DUI conviction lawyer. We offer two metro area office locations for your convenience.

Skilled Minneapolis DWI Defense Attorney

Max A. Keller has experience protecting the rights of Minneapolis clients charged with drunk driving since 1997. Our attorney handles first offenses, second offenses and subsequent offenses. A first offense can be charged as a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor. Penalties upon conviction can include jail time. A second or subsequent offense can result in a jail sentence of 30 days to seven years, depending on the violation.

Jail time can result in job loss. If you can’t get to work because you are in jail, it is unlikely your employer will hold your job for you or keep the position open for when you return.

Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys has well-developed strategies that can help you keep your job. We can explore your options, build the strongest defense on your behalf and strive to:

  • Get charges reduced
  • Get charges dismissed
  • Obtain a sentence of electronic home monitoring in lieu of jail time
  • Obtain weekend sentences rather than 30 consecutive days in jail
  • Get you back on the road faster by reinstating your driver’s license while your case is pending in Ramsey County or Hennepin County
  • Use ignition interlock to get you back on the road quickly so that you do not lose your job and so that you can take care of your family and possibly avoid mandatory minimum jail terms.

DWI on Employment Record

While you may not lose your job now, if you change jobs or lose your current job for reasons unrelated to a DWI, a criminal record could prevent you from being hired for another job in the future. Our law firm can help you understand the consequences of having a conviction on your record. A DWI cannot be expunged from your criminal record. With help from our skilled attorney, however, you can mitigate the consequences of a DWI.

Call for Your Free Initial Consultation

Schedule your free initial consultation with an attorney who has extensive knowledge of Minnesota DWI laws. Call Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys at (952) 522-5026. You can also contact us online.

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.

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