The state has selected 13 counties for increased enforcement of driving while intoxicated. Increased enforcement will likely lead to an increase in drunk driving charges across the 13 counties in Minnesota. One new county was added to the list. Sherburne will be added after Itasca County was removed last year.
Police also conducted a statewide crackdown on drunk driving in December, leading to the arrests of 2,573 people. Over 20,000 people were arrested over the period from 2008 to 2010 in Hennepin County alone. This mass crackdown on DWI arrests can sometimes mean that people’s rights are not respected because police sometimes become focused on securing a conviction, not making sure the person’s rights are preserved. If you think your rights were violated during a DWI arrest, contact www.kellerlawoffices.com NOW for help, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE !
Sometimes police make errors that violate the rights of the accused when they ask questions to try to secure a conviction. Drunk driving charges are serious accusations. They can sometimes lead to problems at a person’s job, especially if they need to drive a vehicle or use machinery at work. These charges can even affect a person’s reputation before they are convicted.
Although driving while intoxicated is a serious crime, people still have rights that they are entitled to, ensuring they are treated fairly by the court system. A Minnesota criminal defense attorney can help make sure a person’s rights are protected and that they receive a fair trial. If someone is charged with a DWI, it might be wise for them to consult with an attorney who can help them understand their rights and what information they should or should not provide to investigators.
Source: WCCO, “Added DWI Patrols To Target 13 MN Counties In 2012,” Jan. 27, 2012