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Knowledgeable Minnesota DUI/DWI Attorney Protects Drivers’ Rights

Lawyer defending Woodbury-area clients against criminal prosecution

Throughout Minnesota, law enforcement officials have been expanding efforts to crack down on drunk driving offenses. Being convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence can have serious consequences, including loss of license, higher insurance costs, heavy fines and jail time. Thomas W. Jakway, P.A. has the knowledge and experience to help you fight the charges against you and will do everything possible to protect your freedom and your right to keep driving.

Advocate committed to challenging drunk driving charges

I understand that good people can make mistakes. I strive to satisfy my clients’ emotional, financial and legal needs by compassionately representing your interests at every turn. I am knowledgeable about complex Minnesota DWI laws, and analyze every aspect of your case, from the initial traffic stop to breath, blood, urine tests or refusals, to build your defense. I know what the prosecution needs to get a conviction, and I challenge the evidence against you with the skill I have developed over 28 years in the field. I work hard to make sure that you get the best possible results in your individual case.

Action must be taken in a timely fashion (within 30 days of notice) to fight the implied consent driver’s license revocation in court. Failure to take action may bar further challenge of this revocation.

Counselor advising on what to do if you are stopped

If you have been pulled over by the police, there are several ways that you can help yourself:

  • Do not be intimidated by the police. If you are nervous, police officers may think that you are hiding something or are intoxicated. Don’t give them that opportunity. Remaining calm and being polite are good ways to ensure that police officers leave you alone.
  • Clean out your glove box. Fumbling through these compartments to find your registration or insurance can be easily misinterpreted as intoxication. Keeping the glove box or center console neat and clean allows you to swiftly grab your identification and present it to a police officer.
  • Do not let the police search your car. Any evidence found in your car could be used to support a DUI conviction. Do not allow the officer to perform a search without a warrant.
  • Take the sobriety test. Many DUI defendants have been found not guilty due to a malfunctioning breath analyzing machine or an improperly administered blood or urine test. Also, you may still blow under the legal limit.  Always request access to a phone to call an attorney before making the decision about testing.
  • Get an additional urine or blood test You have the right to request your own test at your own expense.  Request use of the phone to set up an additional test. Alcohol detection devices can be unreliable and malfunction. Don’t go to jail because of a broken machine. It’s a good idea to measure your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) with a blood test after arrest. At trial, your attorney can use that evidence to raise possible defenses.
  • Contact a DWI attorney immediately.

Contact me today for a consultation.

If you have been arrested for DUI, you need a compassionate defense attorney who has the knowledge and experience to defend your freedom. Call Thomas W. Jakway, P.A. today at 651-401-1496 or contact me online to set up a consultation at my Woodbury, Minnesota office.


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