Saint Peter, Minnesota DWI Lawyers
to provide aggressive, high-caliber criminal and DWI defense for good people facing serious charges throughout the state of Minnesota.
Criminal and DUI law is complicated and frequently evolving. That is why the Balmer Law Office focuses exclusively on Minnesota criminal and DWI defense.
Bloomington, MN 55439
DWI and Criminal
William Mitchell College of Law
I live in Northfield with my wife Mariah and kids Rory, Reese and Quinn. I am an avid Minnesota sports fan. I also enjoy golfing, fishing, camping, and traveling.
Licensed in the State of Minnesota, Attorney Olson is experienced in both prosecution and defense. He previously served as the assistant county attorney for the Olmsted County Attorney's Office where he handled criminal...
Roseville, MN 55113
University of Minnesota Law School
Mr. Bailey attended the University of North Dakota where he obtained Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice Studies and went on to earn his J.D.....
From the initial phone call to working behind the scenes, Kevin has built strong relationships with the prosecutors and judges that he uses to help get the results his clients need even before they go to court. Because of his extensive trial experience and all of the tough cases he has tried across Minnesota, Kevin is able to get...
Since 2012, Luke has successfully defended the rights of the criminally accused by providing aggressive advocacy and effective defense strategies to obtain the most favorable outcomes possible for serious legal challenges.
A veteran of thousands of cases, Luke has achieved unprecedented success, getting criminal charges against many of his clients dismissed or resolved with no resulting jail...
Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?
Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.
Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.
DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.
Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.
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