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Why The Stakes Go Up After A Second DUI Arrest

If you have ever been arrested for DUI, you know how much pressure there can be to plead guilty and “make it go away.” But if you are ever charged with DUI again, the old conviction will come back to haunt you in a serious way.

At Olson Law LLC in Buffalo, Minnesota, attorney Heather Olson and the rest of our legal team are prepared to offer creative options to help you get past a second DUI arrest. We are experienced and strong defense attorneys who deliver the best possible results.

Increased Sentences For Subsequent DUIs

Dealing with a DUI charge requires the assistance of a capable defense attorney. This is especially true if you already have a DUI (or two) on your record. With a prior record of DUI, the potential penalties go up sharply. A second offense is treated as a gross misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to one year and up to $3,000 in fines. In addition, the court could revoke your driver’s license for as much as two years and confiscate your license plates, greatly limiting your independence. An aggravated DUI charge similarly carries heavy penalties.

Experienced, Results-Driven Criminal Defense

As a former Wright County prosecutor, Heather Olson understands Minnesota DUI law inside and out. We will examine the evidence for signs of police error and other things we can use as leverage to get the charges reduced or dropped. Whatever the circumstances, we will seek a flexible resolution that lets you move on with your life.

Contact Us | Free Consultations

We urge you to call 763-515-8013 as soon as possible after a DUI arrest, especially if you have a prior record. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation and we will get back to you within 24 hours. We can meet with you in jail.