Minnesota Driver's License Revocation Lawyer & Attorney
Driver’s license revocations are extremely inconvenient and may cause great hardships for Minnesota drivers whether or not convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Because of the strict laws surrounding drinking and driving in Minnesota, more and more people are faced with a license revocation on a daily basis. License revocation refers to the revocation of your license for a certain period of time. This usually occurs after you have been arrested or charged with a DWI offense or when a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher has been certified by the State even if you are not charged or convicted of a DWI offense.
For many of us, a driver’s license is a very important part of life. If you commute to work every day, you may find going to and from work next to impossible with a revoked license. If you have children to support, it can be embarrassing and frustrating having to rely on public transportation or other parents to drive your children around. Losing your license can make you feel like a second class citizen. People who depend on a license for their livelihood (truck drivers, for example), a license revocation can cost you emotional and financial hardship.
Minnesota License Revocation
The time and impact of your license revocation will depend on a number of things. Below is a brief outline of the various license revocation times based on the offense:
First Offense with no aggravating factors: 90 day revocation period; 15 day complete loss of license before eligible for a limited license.
First Offense with aggravating factors: 180 day revocation period; 30 day complete loss of license before eligible for a limited license.
Second Offense with no aggravating factors: 180 day revocation period; 90 day complete loss of license before eligible for a limited license.
Second Offense with aggravating factors: 1 year revocation period; 180 day complete loss of license before eligible for a limited license.
Third Offense: 1 year cancellation period; no limited license; special review required in addition to reinstatement process.
Fourth Offense: Minimum 2 year rehabilitation period with a cancellation of license.
Additional License Revocation Regulations
In many instances you will be able to obtain a “work permit” which will allow you to drive after a certain period of license suspension. This work permit can be granted as quickly as fifteen (15) days after the revocation or as long as three (3) or more months. Furthermore, to reinstate your license you will need to apply for a new license, pay a reinstatement fee, pass a written DWI driver’s test, and obtain the approval of a License Evaluator with the Department of Public Safety.
How Minnesota License Revocation Lawyers Can Help You
It is important to understand that you do have options when it comes to a license revocation. Once you receive a Notice of Revocation either in person or in the mail, you have thirty (30) days to challenge the revocation. If you or someone you love is being faced with license revocation due to a DWI arrest, make sure you contact Sabby and Reyes Law Firm as soon as possible. The professional team of lawyers at Sabby and Reyes will get to work immediately on your case, determining your best defense strategy so you can keep your license and your freedom to drive. Our attorneys are experienced, innovative and aggressive criminal defense and DWI lawyers.
Contact the Martindale Hubbell AV rated Sabby and Reyes Law Firm at 952-828-9000 , 651-592-3350, or toll free at 1-877-DUI-FIRM for experienced legal advice about license suspension and revocations concerns. You will receive experienced, innovative, and aggressive representation. The team practices in both Federal and State Courts.
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