Minnesota DWI Defense Attorneys & Lawyers

You may have heard about the license plate impoundment laws in effect in Minnesota as well as the special ‘whiskey plate’ regulations. Essentially, license plate impoundment can occur in several different DWI offender instances. Many offenders will have to give up their license plates and are instead issued specialized plates known as “whiskey plates.”

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Whiskey Plates in Minnesota

Special “Whiskey” plates make it much easier for police officers and other drivers to recognize your vehicle as one involved in a DWI case.  Not only can this cause shame and embarrassment to those driving and to your family members, you also become a target for police officers. With whiskey plates you may notice you are pulled over more frequently for no apparent reason. You may be accused of speeding, ignoring road rules or even additional DWI charges simply because you have a ‘special’ license plate.

Minnesota License Plate Impoundment Law

There are several DWI convictions that can result in license plate impoundment. You may be subject to license plate impoundment if you are facing the following:

  • If you have had a DWI conviction or license revocation within ten (10) years of a current offense. In other words, anyone who has been convicted of a DWI offense in the past could face license plate revocation this time around.
  • Even if this is your first offense, if you have aggravating factors* in your DWI arrest, then you could also have license plate revocation.
  • If you are driving while serving a license suspension period, then you could also have your license plate revoked.
  • If you are driving in violation of an alcohol restricted driver’s license, then you could also face license plate impoundment.

*Aggravating factors in DWI cases include: a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .16 or more; a child under the age of 16 in the car while arrested; and a prior DWI Conviction or License Revocation within the last 10 years.

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Your best defense against license plate impoundment is a sound legal team. You will not only want a Minnesota DWI lawyer that can provide you with expert legal advice, but you also want a team who can provide you with the best outcome possible on your DWI charge and license and license plate revocation. You have the right to challenge the imposition of special whiskey plates and license plate impoundment. However, you will need a qualified lawyer to assess your case and determine the best way to go about doing this. There is a limited time period involved in license plate revocation challenges and thus it is important to act fast. As soon as you are arrested with any DWI offense, make the call to Sabby and Reyes Law Firm and ask for David Reyes or Tina Sabby.

The Martindale Hubbell AV rated Sabby and Reyes Law Firm has over 35 years of legal experience. Contact them immediately for your FREE CONSULTATION at 1-877-DUI-FIRM , 952-828-9000, or 763-434-1900 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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