Minneapolis DWI Lawyers
APRIL 17, 2013: U.S. Supreme Court Issues Missouri v. McNeely, Opening the Door for Thousands of DWI Tests to Be Suppressed & Test Refusal Criminal Charges to Be Declared Unconstitutional
DECEMBER 20TH, 2011: Derek A. Patrin Named 2011 Attorneys of The Year by Minnesota Lawyer For Role In Intoxilyzer Source Code Litigation
NOVEMBER 1ST, 2011: Reply Brief Filed on Behalf of Drivers on October 17, 2011
OCTOBER 10TH, 2011: Amicus Curae Brief Filed By Intoxilyzer's Manufacturer CMI
OCTOBER 5TH, 2011: Brief Has Been Filed By The Attorney General’s Office on behalf of the State
SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011: Minnesota Has Filed Its Responsive Brief In The Supreme Court Case
AUGUST 30TH, 2011: Appellate Brief Submitted to MN Supreme Court in Source Code Appeal
AUGUST 26TH, 2011: Ignition Interlock Mandatory for Many DWI Offenders
JULY 2ND, 2011: Minnesota’s DWI License Revocation Rules Drastically Changed on July 1, 2011
The police, prosecutors and Commissioner of Public Safety will do everything in their power to enforce DUI/DWI penalties in Minnesota. The Minneapolis DWI Lawyers at Meaney & Patrin are committed to providing you with effective DWI, DUI and test refusal defense.
Our firm has devoted our practice to ensuring that you will have the comprehensive, solid defense needed when you or a family member is facing one of these serious charges.
The reality is that being charged with driving while intoxicated is something that literally can happen to a large segment of the population. You should not have to feel embarrassed or confused about the legal process ahead. Now is the time to be proactive. The attorneys at Meaney & Patrin are dedicated to ensuring that your rights are protected by providing powerful representation for people facing a DWI or related charge.
Many people ask themselves, “do I need an attorney?” There are risks and costs involved in all stages of the criminal process. Hiring a good lawyer can save you thousands of dollars later, or prevent a similar incident from having a catastrophic effect on your life. Effective DWI representation can mean the difference between a standard plea agreement and significantly reduced charges or dismissal.
The consequences of being charged with DWI should not be minimized. The stark reality is that in Minnesota there is what can best be described as a zero tolerance for an individual who is charged with driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence. Penalties associated with these crimes are extremely significant. You need to understand that you can face jail time, significant fines and a long term loss of your driver’s license.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense AttorneyOur Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys experience in DWI defense extends to the many variables involved in how prosecutions are handled by individual Minnesota County Courts. Our firm has earned the reputation as trail-blazers when it comes to relentless fighting for our client’s rights. We have helped people avoid time in jail, expensive fines, and from losing their all-important drivers licenses.
Derek Patrin recently won a stunning and substantial appeal with the Minnesota Supreme Court on behalf of his client. The decision advances the rights of many individuals across the state charged with DWI or DUI. While it has become an overused cliché, the truth of the matter is that when it comes to the knowledge possessed by the lawyers in our firm, we make it a practice to think outside the box in the representation of our clients.