2nd Degree DWI

A 2nd degree DWI is a gross misdemeanor and is punishable by 1 year of jail time or $3,000 worth of fines. Talking with an experienced Minneapolis 2nd degree DUI attorney like Joel Heiligman can help you better understand the charge you’re facing. Here’s just some of the information you’ll need to know:

2nd degree DWIs can mean the loss of your driver’s license, forfeiture of the vehicle used at the time of the incident and impoundment of plates (better known as “whiskey plates”).

A 2nd degree DWI is given when a driver is not only under the influence of alcohol, but additionally has had at least two prior DWIs within the last 10 years, has a BAC of .20 or higher and has at least two aggregating factors.

Aggregating factors are offenses that are occurring that make the punishment more severe. These include, but aren’t limited to refusal of chemical testing, BAC levels of 2.0 or higher and having a child present who is under the age of 16 and 3 years younger than the driver.

2nd degree charges of this nature have severe consequences, making it important that you look for help right away. For the 2nd degree DWI lawyer Minneapolis trusts, contact Joel Heiligman Law.