The level of DWI/DUI charge in Minnesota depends on not only the results of a breath, blood or urine test, but also on what are called “aggravating factors”. These have the effect of making a particular offense more severe. For example, a prior DWI/DUI is considered an aggravating factor, thereby making a second or subsequent offense more serious.
Minnesota Aggravating Factors
The following are aggravating factors that can enhance a DWI/DUI charge:
- Having a prior DWI/DUI conviction OR a prior license revocation under the Implied Consent Law.
- Having an alcohol concentration over .16 or more. In addition to harsher criminal penalties, the license revocation period will be extended.
- Having a child under the age of 16 is in the vehicle. In addition to harsher criminal penalties, the license revocation period will be extended.
- Refusal to submit to testing. In addition to harsher criminal penalties, the license revocation period will be extended. accident was caused as a result of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Carson J. Heefner has over 20 years experience representing individuals who have been charged with a wide variety of DWI/DUI offenses. He is a graduate of the National College for DUI Defense, which is an intensive training seminar for people who defend those accused of DWI/DUI. If you or anyone you know has been charged with DUI/DWI, contact Carson at 612-202-8971 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.