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. Other punishments for 2nd degree DWIs are loss of driver’s license, revocation 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 DWIs have some severe consequences. This makes it important for you to find a 2nd degree DWI lawyer to help you. Having a lawyer can help lessen your sentencing. Minneapolis has some of the best DWI lawyers in the state so make sure you have one on your side.