As one of the leading types of bail bonds issued in our area, DWI charges can be scary and confusing. While most cases are not clear cut and consequences vary depending on individual situations, here is the second installation of some common questions related to DWI concerns:
What are the typical penalties for a DWI?
Depending on the charges, BAC, and prior convictions, someone charged with a DWI may face some of the following consequences:
- Community service
- Jail time
- License revocation
- House arrest
- Mandatory alcohol testing prior to driving
Can I refuse a sobriety test?
You are not required to take a sobriety test if you are pulled over for a suspected DWI. However, if you deny a sobriety test it is likely that you will be arrested and subsequently have to submit to a evidentiary alcohol test while in custody.
Should I tell my employer if I’ve been charged with a DWI?
Typically, it is not required that you alert your employer to your activities outside of your work commitments. However, if it is a part of your contractual obligation or your job requires government clearance, it is advisable to disclose you have been charged with such an infraction.
How many people are charged with DWI’s in MN?
On average, more than 25,000 people are arrested for DWI in MN each year.